After completing the regular season 8-4 with a four game winning streak, the Miami Hurricanes will now wait until Sunday to find out their Bowl fate.
The Miami Hurricanes completed an 8-4 regular season with a 40-21 victory over Duke at Hard Rock Stadium on Senior Day. The Hurricanes now await the results of Conference Championships and the few remaining regular season games to see which Bowl Game they will play in.
Their win over Duke was an important one that has seemed to solidify their spot in an ACC Tier one Bowl.
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The Taxslayer or Russell Athletic Bowl are the most prestigious and closest projected bowl games geographically for the ‘Canes. Add in potential match-ups with Florida or Georgia in the Taxslayer Bowl in Jacksonville or former Big East Foe West Virginia in the Russell Athletic and Miami would have a good postseason challenge for Mark Richt’s young team.
The two most intriguing are the potential games against Florida or Georgia. Facing the Gators less than 90 minutes from Gainesville would be a big challenge.
Conversely, Richt against Georgia in Jacksonville, where he faced the Gators every year in the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail party would be sure to evoke many memories for the Hurricanes first year Head Coach.
With all the off-season attrition and players that have been out or lost to injury, getting to a first tier Bowl Game would be a good accomplishment for Richt’s first season in Miami. If they win out, including their bowl game the Hurricanes would exceed Jimmy Johnson 8-5 record in his first season in 1984.