Miami vs. Notre Dame 2012: Hurricanes WR drops a big issue

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Miami Hurricanes lost to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 41-3 on Saturday, but the score could have been closer if the 'Canes wide receivers hadn't dropped so many passes.

The Miami Hurricanes were plagued by drops by wide receivers throughout the team's 41-3 loss to Notre Dame in Chicago on Saturday. The drops started early and cost Miami some points -- sophomore Phillip Dorsett dropped a pair of sure touchdowns on the Hurricanes' opening drive. Head coach Al Golden said afterward that his receivers' drops problem might have been the worse he's ever seen during a game:

"I have to be honest with you," Golden said Sunday afternoon. "I don't know if I've ever seen that, whatever it was, seven drops and the magnitude that they were. So yeah, I don't know if I've ever seen that."

Drops were not a problem for Dorsett or the rest of the Miami receivers the week prior to the Notre Dame game -- Miami threw for 566 yards in a 44-37 win over N.C. State, and Dorsett caught two touchdown passes. After consecutive weeks of collecting more than 180 receiving yards, Dorsett was limited to just one reception for six yards against the Irish.

Despite the issues the Hurricanes had against Notre Dame, their passing offense ranks 18th nationally. Quarterback Stephen Morris has thrown for at least 200 yards in every game this season.

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