Tyler Van Dyke breaks records as Miami cruises past Duke
Tyler Van Dyke threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Miami Hurricanes to a 47-10 win over the host Duke Blue Devils on Saturday afternoon in an ACC game at Durham, N.C.
Miami (7-5, 5-3) has won five of its past six games, and Van Dyke has passed for more than 300 yards and at least 3 TDs in six consecutive contests, a Canes record.
The Canes subdued Duke with 44 consecutive points, overcoming a brief 10-3 deficit.
Van Dyke completed 34-of-49 passes, hitting targets such as Charleston Rambo (eight catches, 101 yards, two TDs) and Mike Harley (13 catches, 96 yards).
Rambo broke the Miami single-season reception and yards records with 79 receptions and 1,183 yards. Harley broke the Hurricanes career receptions record with 182 catches.
Previously, those records were held by Leonard Hankerson (72 catches), Allen Hurns (1,162 yards) and Reggie Wayne (172 catches).
Duke (3-9, 0-8) failed on two fake punts and lost its eighth straight game.
Blue Devils running back Mataeo Durant rushed 22 times for 68 yards and finished with 1,241 yards this season. He broke Duke’s single-season rushing record of 1,236, set by Steve Jones in 1972.
Jaylen Stinson had Duke’s only TD, going untouched on a 94-yard kickoff return.
The game started with Stinson’s 37-yard kickoff return, which helped lead to Charlie Ham’s 40-yard field goal. An interception by Miami’s DJ Ivey on that drive was negated by an offsides penalty.
Miami tied the score 3-3 on Andres Borregales’ 35-yard field goal, but Stinson took the ensuing kickoff all the way for a 10-3 Duke lead.
Van Dyke threw TD passes on Miami’s next two possessions: a 21-yard bullet down the middle to Xavier Restrepo and a 12-yard lob to Rambo in the back-right corner of the end zone, which gave Miami its first lead of the day at 17-10.
Miami ended the first half with a 30-10 lead as Jaylan Knighton ran for a two-yard touchdown, and Borregales added field goals of 29 and 25 yards.
The Canes outgained the Devils 356-85 in the first half, including Van Dyke’s 290 passing yards.
In the third quarter, Miami went up 47-10 on Borregales’ 43-yard field goal; Rambo’s 14-yard, one-handed reception in the end zone; and Thad Franklin Jr.’s nine-yard run.
With the lead secure, Miami put in its backups early in the fourth.
–Field Level Media