Going into this weeks game against the Irish, all the talk amongst the Miami fan base has been about all the great things that will come from a win this Saturday night. The probable top 4 ranking, being a national title contender, impressing high valued recruits. The “U” would all but be back.
But what happens if Miami losses this game? We don’t like to think of such possibilities, but obviously it could happen. So what would happen then?
From my point of view, I don’t believe it would be a season ending loss. Would it be an extremely soul crushing disappointment? Yep. But, not the end to their goals and hopes. Here’s why.
Let’s just say the Canes fall short in a close game. That loss would be to the number 3 team in the country. Meanwhile, #6 TCU faces off against #5 Oklahoma this Saturday as well in what is in essence a playoff game. The loser of that one will have two losses while #7 Miami would have one.
Then let’s say other teams in front of Miami continue to lose, after all, Alabama has to play at #10 Auburn to end the regular season. Plus, there are still conference championship games to be played. Speaking of which, if Miami wins out after a close loss to Notre Dame, that would include a win over a top 4 Clemson team in the ACC title game.
So, even if the unthinkable happens and the Canes do not come out on top this Saturday night, I still believe they could stand a decent shot at making it into the playoffs as a 1 loss conference champ.
But, it would be a lot easier if they just beat Notre Dame.
#MIAvsND #letsgocanes #CFBPlayoff