Miami blows out Savannah State so badly the fourth quarter was shortened
The Miami Hurricanes (3-0) cruised to a 77-7 victory over the Savannah State Tigers. But that hardly tells the story. The 16th ranked Hurricanes probably could have dropped 100 points on Savannah State but both coaches mutually agreed on shortening the fourth quarter to 12 minutes.
— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) September 22, 2013
By scoring 77 points, the Hurricanes broke their team record for points in a game. The only highlight for the Tigers featured a 75 yard touchdown run by Dequan Daniels when the game was already out of hand. The oddsmakers saw this blowout coming from a mile away as they placed a 60 point spread on the game. By the fourth quarter, Miami was running dive plays and letting the clock wind down for every offensive play.
And predictably, they were overwhelmed. That enormous 60-point spread? Miami had it covered — for the first time, anyway — with 2:22 left in the third quarter, when Edwards barreled in from 3 yards out for his second touchdown of the game.
By the fourth quarter, Miami was doing all it could to shorten the game, not even lining up on offense until 10 seconds or so remained on the play clock and running simple dive plays repeatedly.