Tyler Van Dyke leads Miami to narrow victory vs. Georgia Tech
It wasn’t pretty, but Miami escaped with a 33-30 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon.
Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke continued to look like one of the best passers in the ACC. He completed 22-of-34 passes for 389 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win.
Running back Jaylan Knighton and receiver Charleston Rambo were the Hurricanes biggest playmakers. Knight carried the ball 32 times for 161 yards and 1 touchdown. Rambo caught 7 passes for 210 yards and 1 score. Mike Harley and Keshawn Smith also caught touchdown passes on the day.
Van Dyke broke a Bernie Kosar record in this game as well:
With his last completion, Tyler Van Dyke just became the first Miami QB since Bernie Kosar in 1984 with three consecutive games of at least 325 yards passing.
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) November 6, 2021
Miami’s defense struggled at times with Georgia Tech, but credit to the Yellow Jackets for making big plays. They scored on a 50-yard pass, a 29-yard run and a 71-yard run in this game.
The Hurricanes’ defense did tighten up in the second half, allowing just 3.9 yards per play after the break.
Miami is still alive in the race for the ACC Coastal. The Hurricanes need to win out and get favorable results from Pittsburgh and Virginia in order to have a chance.
Miami faces Florida State on the road next week.