Mario Cristobal was pleased with Tyler Van Dyke’s performance in the Hurricanes’ 38-3 victory over Miami (OH) on Friday night.

Van Dyke was solid in his first start in Shannon Dawson’s offense. He completed 17-of-22 passes for 201 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Cristobal credited Van Dyke for being efficient and for getting Miami’s offense organized against the RedHawks.

“I thought he performed really well,” Cristobal said. “He’d love to have the interception back. He’s really hard on himself. He was really efficient and put us in the right plays. He made the right decisions in the run game as well.

“[Van Dyke] carries a lot when we run this offense. There’s a lot of autonomy that goes with it. I thought he did a great, great job.”

As Cristobal alluded to, Van Dyke did throw one interception in the game. However, he was otherwise very efficient as he averaged over 9 yards per attempt.

Miami mostly leaned on its running game in Week 1. Led by Henry Parrish Jr. and Mark Fletcher Jr., the Canes’ ground game averaged 6.9 yards per carry in the win.

Miami’s offense will face a tougher test in Week 2. The Hurricanes will welcome Texas A&M to town next week.