The first weekend of September can only mean one thing; the return of Miami Hurricanes football to Hard Rock Stadium. For the first game of their season the Miami Hurricanes beat Bethune-Cookman Wildcats 41-13. It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but a win is a win and that is all that matters at the end of the day.
It was a bit of a rough start for us photographers as well. Usually the first time to photographers the players before they enter the stadium is at the “Canes Walk.” That is where the players and coaches walk from the buses to the stadium greeting fans along the way. As we waited for the Canes Walk to start, dark, ominous clouds rolled in and blanketed the stadium with heavy rains and thunder thus canceling the Canes Walk.
After the rains subsided in the humidity on the field was at an all time high. Even the beads of sweat was sweating that was how hot it was on the field. South Florida in the summer can be hot.
The game action was few and far between. The Miami Hurricanes seemed to sleep walk through this game. Even though they ended up with the victory there wasn’t really too many stand out moments to photograph. Running back, Mark Walton, continues to impress with his ability to break away and score while new starting quarterback, Malik Rosier, was trying to get a feel for the offense.
With Hurricane Irma lurking in the Caribbean the Miami Hurricanes may have to take a look at rescheduling their next game against Arkansas State. I can’t remember the last time a hurricane impacted a Hurricanes game.