Jake Garcia describes 'surreal feeling' after game-winning score vs. Virginia
Jake Garcia got the start on Saturday against Virginia while Tyler Van Dyke deals with an injury.
Garcia’s performance throughout the game was up-and-down, but he did run in the game-winning two-point conversion in the fourth overtime against the Cavaliers.
After the game, Garcia told reporters it was a “surreal feeling” to get the win.
“It was a very surreal feeling to just see it there,” Garcia said. “After the ups and downs throughout the day … it was a great feeling to know we ended the game right there.”
Canes QB Jake Garcia on his winning score:
“It was a very surreal feeling to just see it there…after the ups and downs throughout the day…it was a great feeling to know we ended the game right there.”
— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) October 29, 2022
The two-point conversion clinched the 14-12 win for the Canes and kept their postseason hopes alive.
Here’s the play in question:
THE 4 OT WINNER FOR MIAMI!! WHAT A GAME!! pic.twitter.com/SzbtZpDxzn
— Sickos Committee (@SickosCommittee) October 29, 2022
Miami is now 4-4 on the season and has a path to bowl eligibility. The Canes will likely be favored against Georgia Tech last month and could clinch bowl eligibility with a win over Pitt in the final week of the regular season. Miami also plays Florida State and Clemson in November.
It’s possible Van Dyke will be healthy enough to return next week, but if not, Garcia is expected to get the start again.
The Canes host FSU at Hard Rock Stadium in Week 10.