Miami football: Tyler Van Dyke named ACC Quarterback of the Week

Oct 8, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports /

Tyler Van Dyke has been named the ACC Quarterback of the Week after nearly leading the Miami football team to a comeback win over North Carolina. Van Dyke had by far his best game of the 2022 season and one of the best of his career as Miami lost 27-24 to North Carolina. Van Dyke needed the resurgence.

Van Dyke completed 73.68 percent of his passes on Saturday to improve 64 percent on the season. With three touchdowns and one interception against North Carolina, Van Dyke improved to seven scoring tosses and four grabs by the opposition in 2022. The ACC named Van Dyke Freshman of the Week five times in 2021.

Van Dyke set a Miami football record and ACC season high with 42 completions and had the most passing yards in the conference this season. The award for Van Dyke made him the third Miami player honored by the ACC this season. Kicker Andres Borregales was the specialist of the week on September 12.

Jalen Rivers was named the ACC offensive lineman of the week on September 6. Borregales earned his player of the week for making three field goals and three-point after TDs in the Miami victory over Southern Mississippi. Rivers was named the OL of the Week following Miami’s 70-13 win over Bethune-Cookman.

"“QUARTERBACK – Tyler Van Dyke, Miami, QB, Glastonbury, Conn.Completed 42 of 57 passes for 496 yards in the Hurricanes’ 27-24 loss to North Carolina, setting the school record for completions and attempts • His 496 passing yards rank second only to Stephen Morris’ 566 against NC State in 2012, and his 42 completions are the most by an ACC quarterback since NC State’s Ryan Finley had 45 in 2017• Threw scoring strikes to wide receiver Key’Shawn Smith (20 yards), running back Henry Parrish, Jr. (7 yards) and wide receiver Colbie Young (16 yards).”"

Following his record-setting performance versus North Carolina, Van Dyke is third in the ACC averaging 259.4 passing yards per game. Van Dyke is fifth in the ACC completing 64.0 percent of his pass attempts. Saturday should get Van Dyke back on his 2021 pace when he was the best QB in the ACC in the final six games.

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Van Dyke became only the second QB in the college football playoff era (since 2015) to throw for 300 yards and three TD passes in six straight games. Joe Burrow was the first for LSU during his Heisman Trophy season in 2019. Van Dyke showed the ability to do that again on Saturday. Miami needs to finish in the red zone with TDs.