Miami Hurricanes WRs Mike Harley and Charleston Rambo set program records

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 /

Miami Hurricanes wide receiver Mike Harley set the program career reception record and Charleston Rambo set the single-season reception and receiving yardage record in a decisive victory over Duke on Saturday. Harley passed Reggie Wayne with his 174 career reception in the first quarter against the Blue Devils.

Rambo broke the single-season receptions record in the second quarter passing Leonard Hankerson with his 73rd reception. In the third quarter, Rambo tied Allen Hurns single-season yardage record with a 14-yard touchdown reception from Tyler Van Dyke. Rambo set the record in the fourth quarter on a nine-yard reception.

Hankerson had 72 receptions in 2010. Hurns set the receiving yardage record with 1,162 breaking the previous record of 1,156 set by Hankerson in 2010. Rambo finished the regular season with 79 receptions for 1,171 yards and seven TDs this season Harley broke the single-game receptions record on Saturday against Duke.

Harley finished with 13 receptions for 96 yards and no TDs. Three players including Rambo earlier this year previously had 12 receptions in a game for Miami. Rambo had 12 receptions for 156 yards and two TDs against Michigan State in September. The previous career-high for Harley in receptions was 10 last year against Virginia.

Harley also tied his career-high in receptions for a season with 57. Quarterback Tyler Van Dyke also had a record-setting day with his sixth straight 300-yard game and career highs with 34 completions in 47 attempts. Van Dyke finished with 381 passing yards and three TDs. Van Dyke now has 2,991 passing yards in 2021.

Entering the bowl game, Van Dyke has a chance to get into the top five all-time in a single season passing yards for Miami. Jacory Harris has the fifth-highest total for one season with 3,352 in 2009. Van Dyke now has 25 TD passes this season. Steve Walsh holds the Miami single-season passing TD record with 29 in 1988.

Returning for at least the 2022 season, Van Dyke will have a lot of opportunities to set multiple Miami Hurricanes records. Harley played in his last regular-season game on Saturday. Rambo will likely forego his final season of eligibility in 2022. Behind them, Van Dyke will still have an excellent WR corps to work with.’

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Second-year freshmen Xavier Restrepo and Keyshawn Smith and true freshmen Romello Brinson, Jacolby George and Breshard Smith all have bright futures for Miami. Reports came out on Friday that Miami will lose offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee who will become the head coach at SMU. An announcement is expected Sunday.