Saturday, September 24, 2005Miami-Colorado
The Game: Miami has only played two games, but they were both long games, over four hours and the Canes would like to end a rough September on a high note. Colorado, meanwhile, is trying to get back into the national picture with hopes of a major upset.
The Players: Miami needs to get some big plays from its receiving corps. Lance Leggett, Ryan Moore, Sinorice Moss have all struggled along with Miami's pass blocking (14 sacks). If Colorado gets pressure on Kyle Wright early expect the focal point of the offense to shift to Tyrone Moss again.
The Numbers: Well 14 sacks and eight hours sticks out like a sore thumb. Even Larry Coker is concerned about Miami's recovery time. Already to media is taking shots at Miami's crowd and the attendance will be 20-25,000 short of a sellout...which doesn't mean a whole lot to be honest.
The Line: Opened at Miami -14 and climbed to -14.5
The Forecast: I expect Colorado to blitz and blitz heavily so Miami's offensive line is going to have to stand up to the attack and punch back. They will struggle early, but have a big second half.
The Pick: Miami 27, Colorado 13