Miami’s offense is among the nation’s best

It happened in the blink of an eye. As Appalachian State’s defense took the field for the first time in the biggest home game in the history of the program, Kidd Brewer Stadium came alive — or lit, as the kids would say. The record-setting crowd roared, but only briefly. Because on Miami’s first play from scrimmage, Brad Kaaya handed the ball off to running back Mark Walton. Twelve seconds later, Walton was in the end zone, dancing.

Bang, just like that: one quick, explosive play, and the Hurricanes were well on their way to making sure they weren’t the next college football giant to fall at the hand of the Mountaineers.

That’s been the story of Miami on offense so far this season: big plays. Prior to their victory in Atlanta over Georgia Tech, Miami played one of the softest schedules among Power Five schools, but regardless of the competition, their offense has been clicking on all cylinders, and the chunk-yard plays have been plentiful. Let’s take a glance at what has gone right for the Canes during the first four games of Mark Richt’s tenure.

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