A fire burns in the hearts of underdogs. Take the Miami Hurricanes. Today they walked into Sun Life stadium unranked, facing twelfth-ranked Florida Gators. Of course not one sportscaster on College GameDay chose the Hurricanes over the Gators. Behind the head of Lee Corso someone held a sign that read Canes or Convicts?
The Hurricanes charged into the game from the first kick-off striking first with a passing touchdown. Florida answered but blew a two-point conversion: 7-6. Miami scored again, but Florida managed a field goal stretching the score to 14-9 where it remained until well into the 4th quarter. With 3:30 left in the game Miami scored and widened the gap: 21-9. Within a minute Florida awakened and scored: 21-16. It’s football. Anything can happen within seconds, but it would be the day of the underdog as Miami persevered and made a pair of boots out of Florida.
Miami ran swiftly, threw accurately, blocked exceptionally. They had it all, from interceptions to blocks to sacks. And they varied the pace unnerving their opponent. They wanted this victory. With fire and finesse, Miami upset No. 12 Florida and overcame adversity by using it to fuel their underdog status.