'Canes searching for running game
Originally Published: October 8, 2003By Jorge Milian | Special to ESPN.com
Miami's biggest offensive concern is the lack of a consistent running game. Against West Virginia, the Hurricanes were held to 88 yards, the team's lowest total since it ran for 78 yards against Florida State during the 1999 season. Miami wasn't running very well even before Frank Gore was injured during the first quarter against West Virginia. The Hurricanes are averaging 150.6 rushing yards per game, which ranks ahead of only Rutgers and Temple in the Big East and 60th nationally. The running game woes have made it difficult for Miami to score touchdowns in the red zone. In 21 opportunities inside an opponents' 20-yard line, the Hurricanes have managed to score only nine touchdowns.
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