Trick play! Miami takes early lead over Pittsburgh on 57-yard TD from Tyler Van Dyke
Tyler Van Dyke might be in the midst of a career day for the Hurricanes.
He completed his first six passes of the game, throwing for 176 yards and 2 touchdowns in the process. The second score came on a beautiful trick play designed by Miami offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee.
Van Dyke took the snap, handed it off to a running back when the pitched it back to a receiver as if it was a reverse. But the receiver then found Van Dyke, who launched the ball down the side line to tight end Will Mallory.
Mallory then did the rest, beating the Pittsburgh secondary to the pylon.
Here’s a clip:
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Van Dyke now has six touchdowns in his last five quarters for the Hurricanes. He threw for 325 yards and 4 touchdowns in Miami’s 31-30 win over North Carolina State last weekend.
Miami could be winning this game by a larger margin if not for a controversial call that gave Pittsburgh the ball on the 1-yard line on the game’s opening drive.
Miami is looking for its fourth consecutive win over Pitt. The Hurricanes lead 21-7 after the first quarter.