On national tv, in front of a sold out Hard Rock Stadium, Miami mercilessly embarrassed Notre Dame. It was supposed to be the David vs Goliath battle in college football. Another chapter added to a hated and historic rivalry. Instead it was beat down reminiscent of Miami’s 58-7 bludgeoning on Notre Dame back in 1985.
One of the cool things about being a sports photographer is that occasionally you get to photograph one of your favorite teams. I had that opportunity when I was photographing the 2016 Russell Athletic Bowl at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL where the Miami Hurricanes took on the West Virginia Mountaineers. Lucky for me that the second college bowl game I was assigned to ended up being the Miami Hurricanes game.
The 2016 Boca Raton Bowl featured two high scoring offenses; the Memphis Tigers and the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers. FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, FL was the backdrop for the game in which the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers defeated the Memphis Tigers 51-31. While the defenses for both teams didn’t fully show up to the game, they made sure to bring their offenses as both teams marched up and down the field at will.