Miami QB Tyler Van Dyke makes Kirk Herbstreit's list of top performers in Week 9
Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke is starting to make a name for himself on the national stage.
Van Dyke began the year as the Hurricanes’ backup quarterback behind D’Eriq King, but he is quickly exceeding expectations. On Saturday, he threw for 426 yards and 3 touchdowns as Miami upset a ranked opponent for the second straight week.
For his efforts, he was named the No. 2 performer in the entire country for Week 9 by ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit.
Here are my top performing players from WEEK 9:
1-Walker III @MSU_Football
2-Van Dyke @CanesFootball
9-Allgeier @BYUfootball pic.twitter.com/E4BNEraZbb
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 1, 2021
For the year, Van Dyke is completing 63.4 percent of his passes for 1,488 yards, 12 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. He’s also averaging 9.2 yards per attempt, which ranks tied for second amongst ACC passers.
Van Dyke was honored the ACC’s Rookie of the Week for his performance vs. the Panthers as well.
Miami’s offense has shifted stylistically in recent weeks as the Hurricanes try to stretch the field under Van Dyke. It’s a stark contrast to the RPO-heavy scheme they were running with King under center.
The overall results have been much better than they were with King. Miami is averaging 37 points per game in its last three contests, but failed to score more than 25 points in its first three games before King suffered a season-ending injury.
Miami hosts Georgia Tech at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.