Running back Frank Gore was impressive again however, rushing for 61 yards and a third quarter touchdown on 15 carries, while catching two passes for 10 yards.
This week’s scheduled matchup against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Hard Rock Stadium has been pushed back to Dec. 19 from its original date of Nov. 21. UM’s games at Wake Forest and at home against North Carolina, originally slated for Nov. 28 and Dec. 5, have both been pushed back one week to Dec. 5 and Dec. 12.
For the second consecutive week after coming back at North Carolina State, Miami faced a two-score deficit in the second half. For the second consecutive week, things looked bleak on the road. But for the second consecutive week, the Hurricanes answered the bell when they needed to, rallying once again steal a win late as they outgained the Hokies 386-362 in total yardage.
“On the brink” of not playing, short-handed Hurricanes come back in fourth quarter to beat Virginia Tech
For the third straight week, the Hurricanes managed to execute a fourth quarter touchdown drive and grind out a win, this time over Virginia Tech.
Miami (6-1, 5-1 ACC), is a two-point underdog for the game that is slated to kickoff at 12 p.m. on ESPN.
“I was just super confident,” King said. “I had no doubt that we were going to win that game. I wanted a chance at the end to go down there and score.”
But UM (6-1, 5-1 ACC) played to near perfection in the final 15 minutes. They got points when they needed points, and they got stops when they needed stops.
Down 41-37 with just under four minutes to go in the fourth quarter, King orchestrated an 84-yard drive that resulted in a 54-yard touchdown pass to Mike Harley.
“Everybody has to stay positive,” said King. “We’re 5-1, only loss was to the No. 1 team in the country, we played horrible that game, but right now, we’re 5-1. I think we’re in a good spot.”
An injury-riddled Seattle Seahawks backfield, with Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde inactive, meant that rookie DeeJay Dallas was given the start at running back. Dallas was given 18 carries, rushed for 41 yards, caught five passes for 17 yards and scored two touchdowns, one on the ground and one receiving, in a 37-27 Seattle home win over San Francisco.