'Bench Tyler Van Dyke': Miami fans sound off after nightmare 1st half vs. NC State
Tyler Van Dyke had a nightmare first half on Saturday night vs. NC State.
The Miami quarterback completed just 9-of-20 passes for 78 yards, 1 interception and 1 fumble. Both turnovers were incredibly costly — the interception kept Miami from scoring and the fumble handed NC State the ball in the red zone.
The result is Miami trailing NC State 10-6 going into the halftime break.
Van Dyke has struggled over the past couple of weeks. After missing the Clemson game due to injury, he threw for just 163 yards, 2 interceptions and 0 touchdowns last week vs. Virginia.
He’s now thrown 8 interceptions over his past 3.5 games. He threw three picks against Georgia Tech and then two apiece vs. North Carolina and Virginia.
During his tough half on Saturday night vs. the Wolfpack, Miami fans expressed their frustrations and asked for Van Dyke to be replaced with true freshman Emory Williams. Williams wasn’t efficient in his lone start of the year vs. Clemson, but he did lead the Canes to an overtime win in that ballgame.
Here’s some of the reaction from Miami fans at halftime:
You have to bench Tyler Van Dyke!! He has killed the season for Miami!
— VINCE VAN (@VinceJVan) November 5, 2023
Should probably bench Tyler Van Dyke
— slammin sammy meade (@revkev47) November 5, 2023
If Emory Williams doesn’t come out for the 2nd half I give up
— mk (@m41653200) November 5, 2023
Yo…just start Emory Williams in the second half
— Stan the Man (@MOGStan) November 5, 2023
Clearly Tyler Van Dyke is just off right now. At what point do you not just bench him?
— Will (@WilliamRichJr) November 5, 2023
WHAT THE F*******??????? BENCH TYLER VAN DYKE——MENTALLY BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Timothy Johnson (@MiamiCanes1971) November 5, 2023
Tyler Van Dyke has 0 pocket awareness man wtf
— Bench 17 bum ass (@ChampagnephiIII) November 5, 2023
Bench Tyler Van Dyke!!! FFS
— Matthew M (@Canesfan4200) November 5, 2023
Just bench TYLER VAN DYKE
— Star Wars Fans: The No Child Left Behind Fanbase (@BaylanXShin) November 5, 2023
“The Canes have made a change at QB coming out of the half, Emory Williams is coming in to replace Tyler Van Dyke” pic.twitter.com/uKSjtCv7DZ
— Gonzo 💣🙌 (@CaniacBombs) November 5, 2023
So y’all gonna tell me Emory Williams not able to put up this same performance.
TVD gotta tighten up
— S.Lewis (@KingLew_88) November 5, 2023
Van Dyke is finished. He is completely cooked. Emory Williams or Jacurri Brown era needs to start now
— Jacob Winans (@JacobWinans8) November 5, 2023
No way u can tell me QB Emory Williams can't do better than this. No way no how. TVD is a 🤖 with no confidence.
— Closure Inv Agency, Inc (@CIApiFL) November 5, 2023