Posted September 22, 2013

Miami and Savannah State agree to a 12-minute fourth quarter

Miami Hurricanes
Gus Jones (114 yard rushing, 3 TDs) and Miami have run over Savannah State.

Gus Edwards (114 rushing yards, three touchdowns) and Miami have run over Savannah State. (Lynne Sladky/AP)

Miami scored the most points in team history after it took a 77-7 lead through three quarters against Savannah State. Apparently, both teams had seen enough to speed the game up a little bit.

Football rules can be changed whenever it’s convenient, I guess. If coaches will agree to do this, why not just stop these blowout games at the half? It reduces the risk of injury, the leading team probably has taken its starters out anyway and everyone — the fans, the coaches, the players, the refs, the media members, the stadium workers — gets to go home and eat pizza a bit earlier.

It’s a good idea. Okay, it’s an idea. I’m just saying, think about it, maybe.

7 comments
RCH
RCH

There was a time when the Hurricanes were on the other end of these. The Florida Flop anyone?

Mattdd17
Mattdd17

Why schedule the game if it is going to be a blowout?

Miami, play a home and home with BYU. 

EdwardLee1
EdwardLee1

some of these small schools get 100s of thousands to play and get hammered (so dont feel so bad) also didnt a couple of them beat division 1 schools already? ...  also you all are forgetting about the gambling folks!!!!  imagine you had miami - 75 points and they ended the game earlier than they should have costing you money LOL

MrCrumley
MrCrumley

You forgot 1 important group that wouldn't like this: advertisers.

Chip
Chip

Or perhaps, we could not have these games that are such a ridiculous mismatch in the first place.

MrCrumley
MrCrumley

@VonTrousers "No Commercials?" Tell that to my ears every time that same GTA 5 ad comes on.