The Miami Hurricanes have a major matchup on Saturday as they host Georgia Tech at Hard Rock Stadium. The contest will break a tie atop the ACC Coastal standings but the Hurricanes will have to find a way to earn the victory without starting running back Mark Walton, who is out for the season with an ankle injury.
Miami, currently sitting at 4-0, has capable replacements to collectively fill the void for Walton in backup Travis Homer and converted running back DeeJay Dallas, but Las Vegas oddsmaker Bovada doesn’t envision the Canes having much of a chance to compete for a national title without their workhorse.
Miami’s national title odds drop to 33/1, per Bovada. T-11th w/ Auburn, Michigan. Walton (66/1 Heisman odds entering FSU) now off the board.
— Matt Porter (@mattyports) October 9, 2017
Walton leads the Hurricanes with 428 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns.
It’s not as if Miami needs any more motivation as they rally together to still make the most of this season but tidbits like this could provide a chip on the shoulder as the program strives to get back to the prominent level of its past.
Miami hosts Georgia Tech on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. (EST), with the game televised on ABC.
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