Emory Williams picked a good time to throw his first career touchdown pass.

Trailing 17-7 in the fourth quarter on Saturday night, Williams found Colbie Young for his first career score to bring Miami to within three points of Clemson.

Williams, who is making his first-ever start tonight in place of Tyler Van Dyke, found Young on a fade route in the end zone.

Here’s a replay:

That’s a big moment for Williams, who has struggled with his efficiency in this game. But that score capped off a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to keep the Hurricanes in the game.

Williams is a true freshman. He was a 3-star recruit in Miami’s 2023 recruiting class, but he won the Canes’ backup quarterback job out of fall camp this offseason. Jacurri Brown, who backed up an injured Van Dyke on multiple occasions last season, is expected to redshirt this year.

Miami is looking for its first home ACC win of the Mario Cristobal era.