Miami Hurricanes

Brad Kaaya, It’s Your Time to Shine

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For Miami Hurricane QB Brad Kaaya, Saturday night is what he has been waiting his entire career for. It’s a primetime showdown against rival Florida State at Joe Robbie… Sun Life Stad….I mean Hard Rock Stadium, or whatever it’s called now. The game is in Miami that’s all that matters. The Hurricanes are ranked 10th in the nation coming in. The hype for this game is at a fever pitch after Hurricane Matthew pulled a pump fake on South Florida (Be safe everyone else in the storm’s path).

Kaaya’s stats aren’t the most impressive coming into the game, but he is completing 66% of his passes with 8 TD and 3 INTs. We know he’s efficient. We know that this match up at least from what we have seen from the Seminoles pass defense plays right into the hands of the Canes QB. The Noles are 92nd in the country in pass defense….Yikes! Kaaya loves to spread the ball around, 11 receivers have caught at least two passes already this season. The Canes probably are the deepest in the country at tight end David Njoku, Christopher Herndon IV, and Standish Dobard.  All three are legit weapons that should be able to haunt FSU’s linebackers.  Stacey Coley and freshman Ahmmon Richards have become steady hands for Kaaya, both create match up problems on their own. Also RBs Mark Walton and Joseph Yearby are major threats to catch the ball as well.  Oops, almost forgot Braxton Berrios, who likely born with stickum on his hands. We knew the Canes were loaded with weapons coming into the season. We didn’t expect FSU to have a defense that was going to be swiss cheesed up all season. The advantage certainly goes to the Canes on this side of the ball. And it’s finally Brady Kaaya’s time to shine in the spotlight.

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