Media reacts to Miami's embarrassing shutout bowl game loss
For the first time since 1994, Miami has been shut out in a bowl game.
It was a disappointing end to the season for the Hurricanes, who lost to Louisiana Tech, 14-0, in the Independence Bowl on Thursday. The last time Miami had been blanked in a bowl game was the 1994 Fiesta Bowl, when it lost, 29-0, to Arizona.
The Hurricanes went 6-7 this year, ending with three consecutive losses to Florida International, Duke and Louisiana Tech. It was their first losing season since 2014, as the Manny Diaz era did not get off to the most impressive start.
Many took to Twitter to break down Miami’s disappointing season-ending loss and to share their opinions:
Miami has gone 7 quarters without scoring a point in a bowl, and 9 quarters without scoring a TD.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) December 27, 2019
Miami has one bowl win in the past 13 years
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) December 27, 2019
Every time you think they've hit rock bottom they play another football game. https://t.co/CfubMXc4OK
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 27, 2019
The U: not back.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 27, 2019
Miami is the 3rd program in FBS history to compete in bowl games in consecutive seasons and combine for 3 or fewer points (1959-60 Alabama, 1990-91 Illinois).
Miami scored 3 points against Wisconsin last season in the Pinstripe Bowl, and was shut out vs Louisiana Tech today. pic.twitter.com/a14Fhghafj
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 27, 2019
In 2017, 5-7 Pitt broke Miami's 14-game FBS winning streak
Since then, the Canes are 11-16 against FBS
You fools, never play Pitt
— Jason Kirk, Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl CEO (@thejasonkirk) December 27, 2019
Miami has had plenty of poor performances in recent years. Not sure any have been worse than being shut out by Louisiana Tech.
— Pat Forde (@ByPatForde) December 27, 2019
Miami just lost something called the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl in a 14-0 shutout and it arguably wasn’t their most embarrassing game vs. a Conference USA team in the last 33 days
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) December 27, 2019
Louisiana Tech is a good team, but it needed overtime to beat Rice. It gave up 21 points to one-win UTEP. This is just a ridiculous level of offensive incompetency from Miami.
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 27, 2019
— Matt Hayes (@MattHayesCFB) December 27, 2019