Miami football crushes Duke 47-10 on record setting day

Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 27, 2021; Durham, North Carolina, USA; Mandatory Credit: Jaylynn Nash-USA TODAY Sports /

Wide receivers Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo each set a pair of programs records, Tyler Van Dyke threw for over 300 yards for the sixth straight game and the Miami football team crushed Duke 47-10 in the final game of the regular season in Durham on Saturday. Miami finishes the regular season with a 7-5 record.

Duke and Miami traded field goals on the first two drives of the game. Duke responded with a 94-yard kickoff return touchdown to put the Blue Devils up 10-3. That was Duke’s last points of the game. Miami responded with a 10 play, 75-yard drive to tie the score at 10. The Hurricanes scored the final 44 points of the game.

Van Dyke completed 34 passes in 49 attempts for 381 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. Harley set the Miami football program record with 13 receptions and had 96 yards. The 13 receptions give Harley 182 for his career passing Reggie Wayne for the Miami program record.

Rambo had eight receptions for 101 yards and two TDs. The program single-season records for receptions and receiving yards now belong to Rambo. Rambo has 79 receptions for 1,171 yards and seven TDs this season. The single-season reception record was previously held by Leonard Hankerson with 72 in 2010.

Allan Hurns previously held the single-season receiving yardage record with 1,162 in 2013. Xavier Restrepo had the other TD reception from Van Dyke, Thad Franklin and Jaylan Knighton has rushing TDs and Andres Borregales kicked four field goals for the remainder of the Miami points on Saturday.

Miami had 530 total yards on Saturday to 219 for Duke. The Miami defense held Duke out of the end zone all day. Miami had the only turnover with a Marcus Clarke interception in the fourth quarter. Hurricanes WR Jacolby George also had a good day with three receptions for 80 yards.

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Miami will now await their bowl berth. The Hurricanes are reportedly likely headed to either the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium or the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Miami last played in the Pinstripe Bowl in 2018. The Hurricanes last played in the Sun Bowl in 2015. Bowl berths will be announced a week from Sunday, December 5.