King throws 3 TDs as No. 17 Miami explodes past No. 18 Louisville
D’Eriq King passed for 325 yards and three touchdowns, and Cam’Ron Harris ran for 134 yards as the 17th-ranked Miami Hurricanes defeated the 18th-ranked Louisville Cardinals 47-34 in an ACC game on Saturday night.
Miami’s Jose Borregales, who helped beat the Hurricanes last year while playing for FIU, tied a school record with a 57-yard field goal. He also kicked a 48-yarder and totaled 17 points.
Hurricanes tight end Brevin Jordan caught seven passes for 120 yards and one touchdown.
The Hurricanes (2-0, 1-0) also scored on two one-play “drives” in the third quarter — a 75-yard run by Harris and a 75-yard catch-and-run by freshman running back Jaylan Knighton.
However, Harris — who has already rushed for more than 100 yards twice this season — landed on his elbow on that TD run and did not return.
Louisville (1-1, 0-1) was led by running back Javian Hawkins, who rushed for 164 yards and one touchdown. Quarterback Malik Cunningham passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns. Cards wide receiver Tutu Atwell, a Miami native, caught eight passes for 114 yards and two TDs.
The Cardinals scored on their first possession, getting a 40-yard field goal from sophomore James Turner, the first three-pointer of his career.
Miami took a 7-3 lead on its next possession on a well-placed 17-yard back-shoulder pass from King to tight end Will Mallory. Harris’ 38-yard run set up the score.
The Canes closed the first-quarter scoring, taking a 14-3 lead on Knighton’s 3-yard run. Jordan hauled in a pair of 13-yard catches on the drive, including one highlight play in which he leaped over a would-be tackler.
A goal-line stand by Miami — helped by Cunningham firing incomplete to an open Ean Pfeifer in the end zone — forced a field-goal try, converted from 22 yards by Turner.
Miami’s next two drives produced Borregales’ field goals of 48 and 57 yards, giving the Canes a 20-6 halftime lead.
Louisville took the second-half kickoff and drove 75 yards for its first touchdown. Hawkins scored on a spectacular 19-yard run on third down, reversing field from right to left after he had appeared stuck for a loss.
Miami scored on its next play, a 75-yard run by Harris, who showed terrific speed and dove for the right pylon just as he took a shot from Kei’Trel Clark. Harris landed on his right elbow and was shaken up.
Back came Louisville, scoring on its next drive — a 74-yard march that ended with a 6-yard flip to Atwell. Louisville kept that drive alive with a fourth-and-one run from its own 35.
Miami — incredibly — scored on its next play again, this time a short flip to Knighton, who sprinted the final 62 yards after the reception.
Two more Borregales field goals gave Miami a 40-20 lead with 10:58 left in the fourth, and the Canes cruised from there.
–Field Level Media