Miami Hurricanes QB Tyler Van Dyke ties Bernie Kosar record

MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 06: (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Second-year freshman Tyler Van Dyke became the first Miami Hurricanes quarterback since Bernie Kosar in 1984 to throw for at least 325 yards in a 33-30 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday. Van Dyke completed 22 passes in 34 attempts for 389 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions against the Yellow Jackets.

Van Dyke threw for 325 yards, four TDs and no interceptions two weeks ago in the 31-30 Miami Hurricanes victory over North Carolina State and 426, three TDs and one interception in a 38-34 victory at Pittsburgh last weekend. Kosar had five straight games of at least 325 passing during the 1984 season.

Kosar also set the record with 3,642 passing yards in 1984. The Hurricanes finished 8-5 in 1984 the first season under Jimmy Johnson with Kosar completing 63.0 percent of his passes with 25 TDs and 16 interceptions. Van Dyke has completed 63.6 of his passes for 1,877 yards, 15 TDs and four interceptions this season.

Kosar set the Miami school record in 1984 with 447 yards passing in the Hurricanes epic 47-45 loss to Boston College on the memorable Doug Flutie Hail Mary game the day after Thanksgiving. Gino Torretta twice broke Kosar’s record with Craig Erickson topping that in between. Stephen Morris currently holds the single-game record.

Morris threw for 566 yards and five TDs in a 44-37 Miami victory over North Carolina State in 2012. The 2012 season for Morris with 3,345 passing is fifth for a single season in Miami history. Kosar averaged 280.15 passing yards per game during his record-setting 1984 season. Van Dyke is averaging 268.1 yards per game.

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In the six games he has started, Van Dyke is averaging 312.83 yards per game. Van Dyke was 0-2 in relief of D’Eriq King in the season-opening loss to Alabama. Over the course of a full season, Van Dyke would shatter the record set by Kosar in 1984. Van Dyke should continue to remain hot over the final three 2021 regular-season games.