Miami Hurricanes Suffer Embarrassing Loss to Louisiana Tech 14-0 in Walk-On’s Independence Bowl
By David Villavicencio, Hurricane Sports // December 27, 2019
first losing since 2014
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SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA (Miami Hurricanes) – The Miami Hurricanes fell short in a defensive battle at the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl, dropping the final game of the 2019 season, 14-0.
Thursday’s game inside Independence Bowl Stadium featured a combined 18 punts between both teams, with each side punting the ball nine times to set new Independence Bowl records. The two teams also forced four turnovers and combined for seven sacks and nine tackles for loss, showing that offensive success was hard to come by.
Tech got an explosive play to open its first possession, as quarterback J’Mar Smith connected with wide receiver Malik Stanley for a 43-yard gain after Stanley bounced off a big hit by safety Robert Knowles and burst into Miami territory.
A holding penalty slowed the Bulldogs and ACC Freshman of the Year Gregory Rousseau came up with a nine-yard sack on third and 31 to force a punt by the Bulldogs. The sack by Rousseau was his 15th of the year, moving the redshirt freshman into a tie for third-most sacks in a single season with Don Latimer.
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