The second year of Mark Richt‘s tenure in Miami will start like the first:
At home, against an in-state FCS opponent.
The Hurricanes will begin the year on Sept. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium against Bethune-Cookman, UM officials confirmed on Thursday.
Miami last played the Wildcats in 2015, a season-opener in Miami Gardens it won 45-0. Freshman Mark Walton gained 85 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries and sophomore Corn Elder returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown (and had another called back on a penalty). It was unlike the last two times they played, which is to say, Miami didn’t start slow.
The Hurricanes’ other non-league games this fall: Toledo (Sept. 23) and Notre Dame (Nov. 11). UM will travel to Arkansas State on Sept. 9.
Miami’s ACC home opponents are Georgia Tech, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Syracuse, a cross-divisional opponent from the Atlantic.
UM visits Duke, North Carolina, Pittsburgh and rival Florida State.