Miami Hurricanes WR Mike Harley career night rewarded by ACC

Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Mike Harley was rewarded by the ACC for his career night with 10 receptions for 170 yards against Virginia by being named the ACC WR of the Week.

Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Mike Harley set career highs with 10 receptions for 170 yards and a touchdown in the 19-14 victory Saturday night over Virginia. Harley was rewarded for his efforts by being named the receiver of the Week by the ACC on Monday for his performance.

Harley accounted for more than half of D’Eriq King’s 322 passing yards and his sole TD pass. The previous career highs for Harley were seven receptions twice, the most recent this season and 116 yards against Louisville last season. Harley becoming a go-to receiver would greatly help the Miami Hurricanes offense.

Harley posted the big numbers for Miami with tight end Brevin Jordan out for the second straight game. Jordan should be healthy enough to return for the Hurricanes next game on November 5 at North Carolina State. The night Harley had against Virginia was the best by a Miami receiver since 2014.

Harley also produced the best game by a Miami receiver against an ACC opponent since 2013. Jordan was the top receiver for Miami before suffering a shoulder injury at Clemson earlier this month. Harley now leads Miami with 27 receptions and 344 receiving yards. Jordan and Will Mallory lead Miami with three TD receptions.

RECEIVER – Michael Harley, Miami, Sr., WR, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
“Finished with career-high totals in every category in No. 11 Miami’s 19-14 win over Virginia with 10 catches for 170 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown reception on the second play from scrimmage.

The 10 catches tied for the second-most by a Hurricane since Miami joined the ACC and are just two shy of the school record of 12 • The 170 receiving yards are Miami’s most versus an ACC opponent since Allen Hurns had 173 versus Pitt in 2013 and the most overall since Phillip Dorsett had 201 versus Arkansas State in 2014.”

The ACC highlighted the performance Harley had against Virginia. Harley tied the Miami program record in an ACC game with 10 receptions and was two receptions below the all-time record for one game. The next challenge for the senior WR to become more consistent the remainder of the season.

The season highs for Harley entering the Virginia game were seven receptions for 53 yards against Florida State. Jordan matched the seven receptions Harley had and added 120 yards and a TD this season against Louisville. Harley and Jordan should provide King with two proven receivers the rest of the season.