Nov 24, 2023; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Henry Parrish Jr. (21) runs against Boston College Eagles defensive back CJ Clinkscales (26) during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

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Miami tops Boston College to end three-game losing skid

Tyler Van Dyke was 23 of 36 for 290 passing yards and two touchdowns while Henry Parrish Jr. rushed for a pair of scores as Miami beat Boston College 45-20 on Friday at Chestnut Hill, Mass.

The Hurricanes (7-5, 3-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) scored on four of their five first-half drives and cruised to the win, breaking a three-game losing streak.

Parrish, who returned following an injury in the third quarter, racked up 111 yards on 11 carries.

Van Dyke connected with nine different receivers to lead Miami’s attack, including Xavier Restrepo, who logged 117 yards on six catches. Jacolby George and Colbie Young each hauled in a touchdown.

Thomas Castellanos ran and threw for a total of two touchdowns for Boston College (6-6, 3-5), which finished the regular season on a three-game losing streak. The dual-threat quarterback accounted for 151 passing (15 of 25, two interceptions) and 130 rushing yards.

Miami held a 532-294 advantage in total yards, including a 196-58 count during its 21-point second quarter.

The Eagles began the game with a 10-play, 75-yard scoring drive before punting on their next four possessions.

Castellanos began the opening series with a pair of quarterback keepers and connected with Dino Tomlin on a 40-yard pass on the way to Kye Robichaux scoring on a 1-yard run.

A pair of long third-down conversions and drawing a 15-yard penalty allowed Miami to tie the game on a 1-yard run by Mark Fletcher Jr., who gained the last 18 yards of the 15-play, 67-yard drive over 7:21.

Parrish cut to the outside for a 15-yard run that put Miami ahead with 12:49 left in the second. The drive took just 3:03, thanks in part to an earlier 25-yard connection between Van Dyke and George.

The Hurricanes made it a two-score game with four minutes before halftime as Young caught a 10-yard touchdown. Restrepo’s 24-yard grab on fourth down set up the score.

Another George catch set up Parrish’s 2-yard touchdown run late in the first half.

After Gilbert Tongrongou’s fumble recovery changed possession early in the third, Castellanos broke through for a 21-yard touchdown that brought Boston College back within 28-14.

George caught a 4-yard touchdown with 2:49 left in the third, capping an 11-play, 92-yard drive that included a diving 28-yard catch by Restrepo in the red zone.

Andres Borregales’ 26-yard field goal with 8:36 remaining extended the Hurricane lead.

After a turnaround catch by Boston College’s Jaedn Skeete along the sideline, Lewis Bond’s 2-yard, over-the-shoulder catch in the back of the end zone made it a 38-20 game with 5:50 left. A two-point conversion attempt failed.

Ajay Allen’s 30-yard run with 1:07 left put the exclamation point on the Miami win.

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