Miami suffers 1 of most embarrassing losses in program history
Miami had a rough start to the season, but during a recent three-game winning streak, it appeared as if the Hurricanes had turned things around. Then they met Florida International on Saturday and the wheels fell off.
Their losses, though, have been some for the history books, including the 30-24 defeat to FIU.
ESPN researcher Chris Fallica reported: With the loss to FIU, Miami becomes the only team in the last 40 years to lose three times as a 14-point favorite in a single season. Canes lost to VT as 14-pt fave, GT as 18.5-pt fave and tonight to FIU as 21-pt fave. Canes also won 17-12 as a 30.5-pt fave vs Central Michigan.
FIU got up by as many as 23-3 as Miami had two interceptions and a failed fourth down conversion by early in the third quarter. The Canes were 1-for-10 on third down conversions and ultimately had three interceptions in the loss. Miami outgained FIU 413-297, and outscored the Panthers 21-14 in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough.
Because of the history of the program, this one stung a little more than other losses, as former Miami coach Butch Jones stood on the opposite sideline, as Stewart Mandel of The Athletic pointed out.
This is so insanely embarrassing for so many reasons.
FIU’s coach is Butch Davis.
They are literally playing on the site of the old Orange Bowl.
It is FIU. pic.twitter.com/GGv0hD8sUy
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 24, 2019