The Hurricanes and the Tigers will play to the bitter, slightly shortened end -- head coaches Al Golden and Earnest Wilson have agreed to a 12-minute 4th quarter despite a 77-7 score.
In a day already full of blowouts, there already was a running clock game earlier today between FIU and Louisville. Florida A&M and Ohio State could have qualified as well, as the Buckeyes eventually rolled to a 76-0 win. Savannah State opted for a slightly less orthodox method, choosing instead to chop three minutes out of game time.
Officials announce that both coaches have agreed to a 12 minute fourth quarter.— Hurricanes Football (@MiamiHurricanes) September 22, 2013
Surprisingly enough, 70 points isn't even the worst deficit the Tigers have faced -- last season, they lost 84-0 to Oklahoma State and trailed 55-0 against Florida State before the game was called off due to weather.
Miami's 77-point explosion marks the highest total in school history. As of the early fourth quarter, Miami has intercepted Savannah State quarterbacks four times, held them to 1-of-12 on third down and piled up 614 yards of offense.
Without the running clock, expect those figures to get even uglier.