Miami Beats Virginia

Photographing the Hurricanes vs. Virginia game was a bit of a weird one. It was the first home game since Clemson crushed Miami and the first home game since they fire their head coach, Al Golden. I was so used to driving to the stadium to see planes carrying banners calling for the Al Golden to be fired that at this game the skies were eerily quiet. I guess even with all the weirdness the only thing that really mattered was that Miami Beats Virginia.

The game against Virginia was also Miami’s Military Appreciation game and they wore their all black uniforms for the first time. Those uniforms were pretty amazing. I was hoping for so sort of military fly by or even airmen parachuting into the stadium like year’s past for Military Appreciation, but alas the black uniforms were the only new and exciting thing this game.

While I did not stay for the whole game as I had a prior commitment, but there was plenty of action during the first half. The game was a back and forth battle. It felt weird leaving before the game was over and while I was hoping that Miami beats Virginia I was also selfishly hoping that there wasn’t much action as I would have been disappointed not to have been there to photograph it.

Miami Hurricanes QBs walk out for warmups
Miami Hurricanes QBs walk out for warmups
The Miami Hurricanes stretch before the game
The Miami Hurricanes stretch before the game
Miami Hurricane warmups
Miami Hurricane warmups
Miami Hurricanes WR, Herb Waters, jogs back to the locker room after warmups
Miami Hurricanes WR, Herb Waters, jogs back to the locker room after warmups
Miami Hurricane fans ham it up for the tv crew
Miami Hurricane fans ham it up for the tv crew
Miami Hurricanes safety, Deon Bush
Miami Hurricanes safety, Deon Bush
Sebastian the Ibis waits for the rest of the Hurricanes to arrive
The Miami Hurricanes captains led by Brad Kaaya, walk out for the coin toss
The Miami Hurricanes captains led by aBrad Kaaya, walk out for the coin toss
Sebastian the Ibis walks the team out through the smoke
Sebastian the Ibis walks the team out through the smoke
The Hurricanes walk through the smoke arm in arm
The Hurricanes walk through the smoke arm in arm
Mitch Davis flashes the "U" as he walks onto the field
Mitch Davis flashes the “U” as he walks onto the field
The Miami student sections gets hyped up for kickoff
The Miami student sections gets hyped up for kickoff
The Virginia Cavaliers mascot
The Virginia Cavaliers mascot
The Miami Hurricanes have some passionate fans
The Miami Hurricanes have some passionate fans
The West Endzone crew show their love for the recently departed Dana Smith, Hurricanes CB Artie Burns' mother
The West Endzone crew show their love for the recently departed Dana Smith, Hurricanes CB Artie Burns’ mother
Miami Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya in the shotgun formation
Miami Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya in the shotgun formation
Hurricanes WR Herb Waters lines up for the play
Hurricanes WR Herb Waters lines up for the play
Virginia QB Matt Johns slides to avoid a tackle
Virginia QB Matt Johns slides to avoid a tackle
Virginia RB Olamide Zaccheaus tries to evade the Hurricanes defense
Virginia RB Olamide Zaccheaus tries to evade the Hurricanes defense
Brad Kaaya leads the Hurricanes offense onto the field
Brad Kaaya leads the Hurricanes offense onto the field
Miami QB Brad Kaaya attempts a pass from his endzone
Miami QB Brad Kaaya attempts a pass from his endzone
Hurricanes RB Mark Walton tries to find a hole to run through
Hurricanes RB Mark Walton tries to find a hole to run through
Virginia RB Taquan Mizzell, cuts between an opening
Virginia RB Taquan Mizzell, cuts between an opening
Hurricanes WR Stacy Coley lunges for a first down
Taquan Mizzell tries to run past a Hurricanes defender
Taquan Mizzell tries to run past a Hurricanes defender
Miami Hurricanes WR Tyre Brady, tries to haul in a pass from Brad Kaaya
Miami Hurricanes WR Tyre Brady, tries to haul in a pass from Brad Kaaya
Virginia RB Olamide Zaccheaus cuts back inside against the Miami defense
Virginia RB Olamide Zaccheaus cuts back inside against the Miami defense
Virginia lineman Eric Smith awaits the snap
Virginia lineman Eric Smith awaits the snap
The Miami Hurricanes special teams downs a punt
The Miami Hurricanes special teams downs a punt
Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya looks to attempt a pass
Hurricanes QB Brad Kaaya looks to attempt a pass
Hurricanes CB, Corn Elder, celebrates with teammates after a defensive stop
Hurricanes CB, Corn Elder, celebrates with teammates after a defensive stop
Hurricanes RB Mark Walton returns a kickoff
Hurricanes RB Mark Walton returns a kickoff
The all black Military appreciation uniforms for the Miami Hurricanes
The all black Military appreciation uniforms for the Miami Hurricanes

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