Miami quarterback Tyler Van Dyke was the star of the show in the first half vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.

In a game that was supposed to be controlled by Pittsburgh and Heisman candidate Kenny Pickett, Van Dyke dominated early and showed enormous potential for the future.

Van Dyke completed his first six passes, including a 57-yard trick play that gave the Hurricanes an early 14-7 lead. Miami controlled things from there, taking a 31-17 lead into the break.

In total, Van Dyke completed 15-of-21 passes for 267 yards and 2 touchdowns. This performance comes on the heels of a 325-yard, 4 touchdown day vs. NC State last week.

His ability to hit receivers down field also opened up the Hurricanes’ running game in the first half.

Running back Jaylan Knight scored twice, rushing the ball 9 times for 64 yards. In total, Miami’s offense averaged a staggering 9.3 yards per play in the first half.

Here’s some of the reaction to Van Dyke’s incredible first half vs. the Panthers: