If Miami had won the game, I suppose you could make the argument they closed the gap. They certainly could have used a win as a recruiting pitch to players on the recruiting trail. However, there wasn’t much to pitch from Saturday’s game.
Miami players played hard in a rivalry game and didn’t quit. Is that the message? If so, that’s the bare minimum. Recruits watching game easily know which team was superior. FSU’s defense dominated Miami’s offense for about 85 percent of the game.
They defended eight passes, and over half of Miami’s total yardage came on three plays. FSU made the freshman QB look like a freshman. FSU held Miami’s running game in check and had seven receivers to catch a pass.
Trey Benson had the longest run of all running backs in the game that went for a touchdown. Six of the seven FSU receivers had a catch for at least 11 yards or more.
There is literally nothing from the game that portends to Miami closing the gap, and that was FSU’s B- game offensively at best. When looking at the results of the game and all the other factors I’ve mentioned?
There is nothing about Miami that has me worried.