North Carolina (4-1, 1-0 ACC) at Miami (2-2, 0-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. EDT (ESPN2)
Line: Miami by 3 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Some things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 6:
GAME OF THE WEEK
Florida State (4-1, 2-1 ACC) at No. 14 North Carolina State (4-1, 0-1)
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami is on a two-game losing streak, plus has some major injury problems, a disgruntled fan base and quite possibly a quarterback controversy.
The honeymoon for the Hurricanes is officially over.
Michigan State blew up the market for college football coaches last season by giving Mel Tucker a massive 10-year contract as the Spartans charged out to a 9-1 start in his second campaign.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Middle Tennessee State, big plays brought the biggest win in program history.
And for Miami, there are big problems.
Chase Cunningham passed for 408 yards and three touchdowns, including a 98-yarder to DJ England-Chisholm, and Middle Tennessee State stunned No.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Middle Tennessee State (2-1) at No. 25 Miami (2-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EDT (ACC Network)
LINE: Miami by 25.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Van Dyke was frustrated after Miami’s loss to Texas A&M last weekend, understandably so after the Hurricanes managed just three field goals.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Looking for a way to get his team back on track after an upset last week, Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher benched quarterback Haynes King for Max Johnson, and the LSU transfer came through to help the Aggies down the Miami on Saturday night.
No. 13 Miami (2-0) at No. 24 Texas A&M (1-1), Saturday, 9 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: Texas A&M by 6 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — This was supposed to be the year Texas A&M finally took the next step and contended with Alabama for the SEC title.
Instead, last week’s 1 7-14 upset at home against scrappy Appalachian State sent the Aggies tumbling from No.
Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 3:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 13 Miami at No. 24 Texas A&M in an ACC-SEC clash involving ranked teams. Miami leads the series 2-1 and broke the series tie in the last meeting, a 41-23 victory in 2008 at College Station.
Last week was a good reminder to never shrug off a Saturday slate of college football games that appears to be short on marquee matchups.
Intrigue arises in odd places even without the obvious “big games.”
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steven Gilmore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Khalan Labron ran for 163 yards as Marshall shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26-21 on Saturday, making Marcus Freeman the first Fighting Irish coach to lose his first three games.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Some in-game adversity hit Miami for the first time this season. The Hurricanes responded.
A pair of third-quarter touchdowns — barely 2 minutes apart — changed the game, Henry Parrish rushed for 97 yards and a score, and No.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Southern Miss (0-1) at No. 15 Miami (1-0), Saturday, Noon EDT (ACC Network)
LINE: Miami by 25.5, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Frank Gore had a flair for drama when he played for the Miami Hurricanes.
There was a 12-yard go-ahead touchdown run late to cap a wild comeback win over Florida in 2003.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal ran through the smoke alongside the Miami Hurricanes as they entered the field, grabbed his headset and gave someone on the sideline a hug.
It was the first of many celebratory moments in Cristobal's debut game as Miami's coach.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Bethune-Cookman at No. 16 Miami, 3:30 p.m. EDT (ACCN)
Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Other sites favor Miami by 45.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal does not want this game, or any game, to be about him.
Good luck with that, especially this weekend.
He’s from Miami, he played at Miami, he won national championships at Miami, he was an assistant coach at Miami — and now, he is the head coach at Miami.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Van Dyke has studied every play from his 2021 season at Miami. There are some plays he’s evaluated much more than the others.
And they’re not the highlight-reel entries, either.
Fourth-ranked Clemson is determined to follow a year of change with a return to the top of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Tigers saw their six-year run as champions snapped last year, then the Tigers lost coordinators on both sides of the ball to head-coaching jobs.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Much was rightly made of Mario Cristobal coming home to take over as coach of Miami, not just his hometown school but also his alma mater.
It’s not a coincidence that Cristobal’s staff is loaded with coaches and analysts who have deep ties to Miami.
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — It is now an annual question at Miami, the official precursor to the start of a new football season for a program that was once a perennial national championship contender and hasn’t been at that level for two decades and counting.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh Panthers coach Pat Narduzzi is raising the bar for the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champions.
After saying his team “is not happy with where we were last year,” Narduzzi established the team's goals for the 2022 season on Thursday at ACC Media Days.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Elliott waited years before he felt it was the right moment to leave the Clemson staff and become a head coach. The timing gave him plenty of company as he takes over at Virginia.
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College has hired former Miami athletic director Blake James to succeed Patrick Kraft as the Eagles AD.
James held the job in Miami from 2013-21, overseeing 18 varsity sports.
LONDON (AP) — Miami punter Lou Hedley had to fly 13,000 miles to western Australia to cash in on his name.
The tattooed Aussie and thousands of other international athletes at American colleges have been told they can't profit from their name, image and likeness on U.S.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alonzo Highsmith is back with the Miami Hurricanes, with the university announcing Thursday that the former player and NFL executive is its new general manager of football operations.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — New Miami football coordinators Josh Gattis and Kevin Steele say they are excited about the direction the program is headed under coach Mario Cristobal.
“You know what this program can be and then you put Mario in charge of it, it really tells you you’re getting in a vehicle and you know where it’s going,” Steele said as he as formally introduced Thursday as the Hurricanes new defensive coordinator.
Miami is hiring Michigan offensive coordinator Josh Gattis to run new coach Mario Cristobal’s offense with the Hurricanes.
A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Sunday that Gattis was leaving Michigan after three seasons to join Cristobal’s staff.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia has hired assistant coach Bryan McClendon to return to his alma mater less than a month after he took a job with Miami.
McClendon had been on new Hurricanes coach Mario Cristobal's staff at Oregon, and he followed Cristobal to Miami, taking a job early this month as receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator.
1961 — Paul Hornung, on leave from the Army, scores 19 points to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 37-0 win over the New York Giants for their seventh NFL championship. Green Bay’s Bart Starr throws three touchdown passes in the first title game ever played in Green Bay.
The NHL is not sending players to the Beijing Olympics over concerns that the pandemic will disrupt the league’s ability to complete a full season.
A person with direct knowledge of discussions told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the league informed the NHL Players’ Association it was exercising its right to withdraw from the Beijing Games because there was a material disruption to the season, a decision the union was not going to dispute.
The Miami Hurricanes' plans to play in the Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 appear to be uncertain at best, after the school announced Tuesday that its football program has entered COVID-19 protocols.
The Hurricanes did not say how many players or coaches are currently dealing with virus-related issues.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Manny Diaz isn’t happy with how his tenure at Miami ended, but the former Hurricanes head coach admits the timing worked out just fine.
Fired on Dec. 6 after going 21-15 in three years with Miami, Diaz is already three practices into his new gig as Penn State’s defensive coordinator.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Miami coach Manny Diaz was hired as defensive coordinator at Penn State less than a week after he was fired by the Hurricanes.
Diaz replaces Brent Pry, who left Penn State after eight seasons as coaching the defense to become Virginia Tech’s head coach.
A new college football coach doesn’t come cheaply, especially when the one you’ve targeted has a well-paying gig at Nike’s Oregon campus.
Fortunately for the University of Miami, the school’s hospital system raked in record profits last year during the devastating COVID-19 pandemic.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday dismissed the decision by Canada and the United Kingdom to join Washington’s diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games as a “farce.”
Miami completed a busy week of transition Thursday, announcing the hiring of Dan Radakovich as athletic director.
Radakovich comes from Clemson, where he spent the last nine years overseeing the Tigers' rise to football superpower under coach Dabo Swinney.
Mario Cristobal scrawled notes in pencil on a yellow legal pad during the private flight that brought him to Miami. He carried the pad into the Hurricanes’ football building Tuesday, his first full day as the program’s head coach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alabama quarterback Bryce Young, Michigan defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, Pittsburgh quarterback Kenny Pickett and Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud were announced Monday as finalists for the Heisman Trophy.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Mario Cristobal is going home again.
Cristobal is leaving Oregon and returning to Miami, accepting an offer to become head coach at his alma mater, where he won two national championships as a player.
Washington St. (7-5, PAC-12) vs. Miami (7-5, ACC), Dec. 31, noon ET
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oregon coach Mario Cristobal said he fully expects to be approached with job offers from other schools.
“It happens every single year,” Cristobal said after the 10th-ranked Ducks lost 38-10 to Utah in the Pac-12 title game on Friday night.
DALLAS (AP) — SMU hired Rhett Lashlee as its new head coach Monday, bringing back its former offensive coordinator to replace Sonny Dykes.
Lashlee had been Miami's offensive coordinator for two seasons after serving in the same role for the Mustangs during Dykes' first two seasons in 2018 and 2019.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Miami’s turnaround reached all the way to the end of November.
Tyler Van Dyke threw for three touchdowns and 381 yards and the Hurricanes wrapped up the regular season by winning for the fifth time in their last six games, beating Duke 47-10 on Saturday.
If there is a notion suggesting that Duke and Miami have nothing tangible to play for on Saturday, it would be wildly incorrect.
Some players on both sides are chasing records. The Hurricanes may need a win to save Manny Diaz’s job.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Time had expired in the rainiest game of Miami's season, and a few Hurricanes sprinted off their sideline before taking celebratory headfirst slides across a completely soaked, slicked and muddied field.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Somebody is going to earn bowl eligibility. Somebody is going to fall deeper into misery.
With an interim coach on one side and an embattled coach on the other, Virginia Tech visits Miami on Saturday in a matchup of teams that expected more this season.