Miami offense bracing for Notre Dame test

By Tim Reynolds

Associated Press

Published: Thursday, Oct. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2012, file photo, Miami running back Mike James (5) runs against Bethune-Cookman defensive back Tim Burke (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Miami. The last time the Hurricanes played the Irish, his mother's funeral coincided with kickoff. James said Notre Dame didn't see his best that day _ but vows the Irish will when the teams meet in Chicago on Saturday.

Wilfredo Lee, File, Associated Press

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CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Jedd Fisch has very different opinions of his Miami offense and Notre Dame's defense.

In the eyes of the Hurricanes' offensive coordinator, one side — his — has plenty of mistake-prone areas that it has to clean up, even though it has gained more yards than any team in the nation over the last two weeks. And when he looks at the Fighting Irish, he sees a stout defense, saying "no one scores against them."

So it'll be a clash of styles when the Hurricanes and ninth-ranked Irish play on Saturday night in Chicago.

Miami relies on the big play, and has scored at least 38 points in each of its four victories. Notre Dame has allowed 36 points — total — in four games.

Says Miami coach Al Golden, "something is going to give."

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