2021 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
Record7–5 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRhett Lashlee (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumHard Rock Stadium
(capacity: 64,982)
Uniform
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Seasons
← 2020
2022 →
2021 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 15 Wake Forest xy   7 1     11 3  
No. 20 NC State   6 2     9 3  
No. 14 Clemson   6 2     10 3  
Louisville   4 4     6 7  
Florida State   4 4     5 7  
Syracuse   2 6     5 7  
Boston College   2 6     6 6  
Coastal Division
No. 13 Pittsburgh xy$   7 1     11 3  
Miami (FL)   5 3     7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4     6 7  
Virginia   4 4     6 6  
North Carolina   3 5     6 7  
Georgia Tech   2 6     3 9  
Duke   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Pittsburgh 45, Wake Forest 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2021 Miami Hurricanes football team (variously "Miami", "The U", "UM", "'Canes") represented the University of Miami during the 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Hurricanes were led by third-year head coach Manny Diaz (until he was dismissed on December 6) and played their home games at Hard Rock Stadium, competing as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

The Hurricanes finished their regular season with a 7–5 overall record and accepted a bid to play in the Sun Bowl, where they were scheduled to face the Washington State Cougars. On December 26, the Hurricanes announced their withdrawal from the bowl, due to COVID-19 issues; organizers stated that they would try to secure a replacement team to face Washington State.[1] The following day, the Central Michigan Chippewas were named as the Sun Bowl replacement team.[2]

Previous season

The Hurricanes finished the 2020 season 8–3, and 7–2 to finish in third place in ACC play. They received an invitation to the 2020 Cheez-It Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State.

Offseason

Position key

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Place Kicker PK Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Split end SE Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Coaching changes

Blake Baker former defensive coordinator for the Hurricanes, accepted a position as a linebackers coach for the LSU Tigers after Manny Diaz announced he would start taking over play calling duties for the Hurricanes.[3]

Players

2021 Miami offseason departures
Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Jaelan Phillips 15 DL 6’5 266 RS Junior Redlands, CA Declared for NFL Draft
Brevin Jordan 9 TE 6’3 245 Junior Las Vegas, NV Declared for NFL Draft
Quincy Roche 2 DL 5’10 206 Junior Randallstown, MD Declared for NFL Draft
José Borregales 30 PK 5'10 205 RS Senior Miami, FL Graduated

Transfers

Outgoing

The Miami Hurricanes lost six players via transfer from the 2020 season.

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Hometown Year New school
Christian Williams #4 CB 6’1 186 Daphne, AL Sophomore USF
Patrick Joyner #52 LB 6’2 223 Homestead, FL
Redshirt
Freshmen
Utah State
Tate Martell #18 QB 5’11 193 Las Vegas, NV
Redshirt
Sophomore
UNLV
Robert Burns #4 HB 5’11 219 Miami, FL
Redshirt
Sophomore
Connecticut

2021 NFL Draft

Main article: 2021 NFL Draft

The following Hurricanes players were selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Player Position NFL Team
1 18 Jaelan Phillips DE Miami Dolphins
1 30 Gregory Rousseau DE Buffalo Bills
5 147 Brevin Jordan TE Houston Texans
6 216 Quincy Roche LB Pittsburgh Steelers

Preseason

Award Watch Lists

Award Player Position Year
Heisman Trophy D'Eriq King QB RS Sr.
Maxwell Award D'Eriq King QB RS Sr.
Chuck Bednarik Award D'Eriq King QB RS Sr.
Bubba Bolden S RS Jr.
Biletnikoff Award Mike Harley WR Sr.
Bronko Nagurski Award Bubba Bolden S RS Jr.

Personnel

Roster

2021 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 0 Romello Brinson Fr
QB 1 D'Eriq King
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 Sr
RB 2 Donald Chaney Jr.
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 Fr
WR 3 Mike Harley Sr
RB 4 Jaylan Knighton So
WR 5 Key'Shawn Smith So
WR 7 Xavier Restrepo So
QB 9 Tyler Van Dyke So
WR 11 Charleston Rambo Jr
WR 12 Brashard Smith So
QB 13 Jake Garcia
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 Fr
WR 15 Jacolby George So
QB 16 Ryan Rizk
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 So
QB 17 Peyton Matocha
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 So
TE 18 Larry Hodges
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 Fr
WR 19 Dazalin Warshom
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RB 22 Thaddeus Franklin Jr. So
RB 23 Cam'Ron Harris Jr
RB 24 Cody Brown So
WR 31 Connor Byrne
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 Jr
FB 37 Michael Parrott
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 Jr
WR 40 Will Huggins
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 So
WR 7 Brian Hightower Fr
WR 40 Will Huggins Fr
RB 43 Isaiah Cashwell Jr
WR 46 Devon Perry
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 Sr
WR 47 Mykel Tubbs
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 So
TE 48 Robert Prosek
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 So
OL 50 Laurence Seymour
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 Fr
OL 51 D. J. Scaife Jr. Sr
OL 52 Cleveland Reed Jr.
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 Jr
OL 53 Jakai Clark So
OL 54 Isaiah Walker Jr.
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 Fr
OL 55 Navauaghn Donaldson Sr
OL 60 Zion Nelson Jr
OL 62 Jarrid Williams
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 Sr
OL 64 Jalen Rivers
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 Fr
OL 65 Corey Gaynor
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 Jr
OL 66 Ousman Traore
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 Jr
OL 67 Gavin Adams Fr
OL 68 Michael Scibelli
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 So
OL 70 Justice Oluwaseun
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 Sr
OL 71 Jared Griffith
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 So
OL 72 Chris Washington
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 Fr
OL 74 John Campbell Jr.
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 So
OL 75 Zalon'tae Hillery
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 Jr
OL 76 Ryan Rodriguez
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 Fr
OL 79 Michael McLaughlin
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 Fr
TE 80 Elijah Arroyo So
TE 81 Kahlil Brantley
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 Fr
WR 83 Michael Redding III
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 Fr
TE 85 Will Mallory Sr
TE 86 Dominic Mammarelli
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 Fr
WR 88 Dante Johnson
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 Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 0 James Williams Fr
DL 1 Nesta Jade Silvera Jr
CB 2 Tyrique Stevenson Jr
DB 3 Gilbert Frierson
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 Jr
LB 4 Keontra Smith Jr
S 5 Amari Carter Sr
LB 6 Sam Brooks Jr.
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 So
CB 7 Al Blades Jr.
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 Jr
CB 8 D. J. Ivey Sr
LB 9 Avery Huff
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 So
LB 11 Corey Flagg Jr. So
DL 12 Jahfari Harvey
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 So
DE 13 Deandre Johnson
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 Sr
S 15 Avantae Williams So
CB 16 Malik Curtis So
LB 17 Waynmon Steed Jr.
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 Sr
LB 18 Tirek Austin-Cave So
S 20 Jalen Harrell So
S 21 Bubba Bolden
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 Jr
CB 23 Te'Corey Couch Jr
S 24 Kamren Kinchens So
S 25 Keshawn Washington
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 Fr
S 27 Brian Balom
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 Fr
CB 28 Marcus Clarke So
CB 29 Isaiah Dunson So
DL 33 Chantz Williams So
LB 34 Ryan Ragone
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 Jr
LB 35 Zac Smith
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 Fr
LB 38 Shawn Sawyer Fr
CB 40 Luis Gutierrez Jr.
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 So
LB 41 Chase Smith So
DL 45 Bryan Levine
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 So
LB 48 Jake Hoffman
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 So
LB 51 Tyler Johnson So
DL 53 Zach McCloud
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 Sr
DL 56 Leonard Taylor So
DL 69 Sam Fishman Fr
DL 81 Jared Harrison-Hunte
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 So
DL 84 Josh Neely
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 So
DL 91 Jordan Miller
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 Jr
DE 93 Jabari Ishmael
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 Fr
DE 95 Thomas Davis
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 Fr
DL 96 Jonathan Ford Sr
DL 97 Allan Haye Jr.
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 Fr
DL 99 Elijah Roberts So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 30 Andres Borregales So
P 32 Nelson Foley
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 So
K 45 Camden Price
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 So
LS 49 Mason Napper
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 Fr
LS 58 Clay James
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 Jr
LS 59 Alan Nadelsticher
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 Fr
K/P 85 Sebastian Przytula Fr
P 86 Fred Potter
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 Fr
P 87 Matias Gasc
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 Sr
P 94 Lou Hedley
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 Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 43:30 p.m.vs. No. 1 Alabama*No. 14ABCL 13–4471,829
September 117:00 p.m.Appalachian State*No. 22ESPNUW 25–2345,877
September 1812:00 p.m.Michigan State*No. 24
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ABCL 17–3846,427
September 2512:30 p.m.Central Connecticut*
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ACCRSNW 69–044,019
September 307:30 p.m.Virginia
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPNL 28–3037,269
October 163:30 p.m.at North CarolinaACCNL 42–4550,500
October 237:30 p.m. No. 18 NC State
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ESPN2W 31–3043,293
October 3012:00 p.m.at No. 17 PittsburghACCNW 38–3446,977
November 612:30 p.m.Georgia Tech
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL
ACCRSNW 33–3048,161
November 133:30 p.m.at Florida StateESPNL 28–3171,917
November 207:30 p.m.Virginia Tech
  • Hard Rock Stadium
  • Miami Gardens, FL (rivalry)
ACCNW 38–2640,839
November 2712:30 p.m.at DukeACCRSNW 47–1017,391
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Source:[4]

Game summaries

vs. No. 1 Alabama (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)

See also: 2021 Alabama Crimson Tide football team and Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide vs. No. 14 Miami Hurricanes
1 2 34Total
No. 1 Crimson Tide 10 17 14344
No. 14 Hurricanes 0 3 10013

at Mercedes-Benz StadiumAtlanta, GA

Game information
First quarter
  • ALA – John Metchie III 37-yard pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard kick), 12:07. Crimson Tide 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 2:53.
  • ALA – Will Reichard 38-yard field goal, 4:39. Crimson Tide 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 55 yards, 5:05.

Second quarter

  • ALA – Cameron Latu 9-yard pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard kick), 14:12. Crimson Tide 17–0. Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards, 3:32.
  • ALA – Will Reichard 51-yard field goal, 11:33. Crimson Tide 20–0. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 2:16.
  • ALA – Cameron Latu 25-yard pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard kick), 6:55. Crimson Tide 27–0. Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 2:31.
  • MIA – Andres Borregales 37-yard field goal, 0:00. Crimson Tide 27–3. Drive: 11 plays, 60 yards, 1:57.

Third quarter

  • ALA – Jameson Williams 94-yard pass from Bryce Young (Will Reichard kick), 9:29. Crimson Tide 34–3. Drive: 3 plays, 99 yards, 0:50.
  • ALA – Trey Sanders 20-yard run (Will Reichard kick), 7:01. Crimson Tide 41–3. Drive: 5 plays, 45 yards, 2:16.
  • MIA – Xavier Restrepo 29-yard pass from D'Eriq King (Andres Borregales kick), 5:18. Crimson Tide 41–10. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:43.
  • MIA – Andres Borregales 28-yard field goal, 0:30. Crimson Tide 41–13. Drive: 8 plays, 14 yards, 2:49.

Fourth quarter

  • ALA – Will Reichard 40-yard field goal, 7:52. Crimson Tide 44–13. Drive: 13 plays, 53 yards, 7:38.
Statistics ALA MIA
First downs 28 17
Plays–yards 77–510 64–266
Rushes–yards 38–156 31–87
Passing yards 354 179
Passing: comp–att–int 28–39–0 23–33–2
Time of possession 37:02 22:58
Team Category Player Statistics
Alabama Passing Bryce Young 27/38, 344 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Brian Robinson Jr. 12 carries, 60 yards
Receiving Jameson Williams 4 receptions, 126 yards, TD
Miami Passing D'Eriq King 23/30, 179 yards, TD, 2 INT
Rushing Cam'Ron Harris 12 carries, 37 yards
Receiving Xavier Restrepo 3 receptions, 55 yards, TD

Appalachian State

See also: 2021 Appalachian State Mountaineers football team

Game Two – Appalachian State (1–0) at No. 22 Miami Hurricanes (0–1)
1 2 34Total
Mountaineers 7 7 3623
No. 22 Hurricanes 9 3 7625

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 87 °F (31 °C) •
  • Referee: Kyle Olsen
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Rocky Boiman (analyst), Tiffany Blackman (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Miami −7.5
Game information
First quarter
  • (9:09) MIA – Donald Chaney Jr. 1-yard run, Andres Borregales kick (Drive: 3 plays, 6 yards, 0:49; Miami 7–0)
  • (5:20) APP – Camerun Peoples 28-yard run, Chandler Staton kick (Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 3:49; Tie 7–7)
  • (2:50) MIA – Team Safety (Drive: 7 plays, −9 yards, 2:50; Miami 7–9)
Second quarter
  • (6:19) MIA – Andres Borregales 27-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 76 yards, 4:12; Miami 12–7)
  • (6:07) APP – Jalen Virgil 100-Yard Kickoff Return (Drive: 0 plays, 0 yards, 0:13; Appalachian State 14–12)
Third quarter
  • (13:32) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 12-yard run, Andres Borregales kick (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:28; Miami 19–14)
  • (9:21) APP – Chandler Staton 22-yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 70 yards, 4:11; Miami 19–17)
Fourth quarter
  • (9:15) MIA – Andres Borregales 38-yard field goal (Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, 2:05; Miami 22–17)
  • (5:48) APP – Malik Williams 3-yard pass from Chase Brice, 2 Point Conversion Fail (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:27; Appalachian State 23–22)
  • (2:04) MIA – Andres Borregales 43-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 55 yards, 3:44; Miami 25–23)
Statistics APP MIA
First downs 19 25
Plays–yards 74–326 80–367
Rushes–yards 41–130 44–167
Passing yards 199 200
Passing: comp–att–int 21–34–1 20–33–0
Time of possession 32:12 27:48
Team Category Player Statistics
Appalachian State Passing Chase Brice 21/34, 199 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Camerun Peoples 17 carries, 95 yards, TD
Receiving Corey Xavier Sutton 7 receptions, 60 yards
Miami Passing D'Eriq King 20/33, 200 yards
Rushing Cam'Ron Harris 18 carries, 91 yards, TD
Receiving Key'Shawn Smith 4 receptions, 70 yards

Michigan State

See also: 2021 Michigan State Spartans football team

Game Three – Michigan State Spartans (2–0) at No. 24 Miami Hurricanes (1–1)
1 2 34Total
Spartans 0 10 72138
No. 24 Hurricanes 0 7 7317

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 88 °F (31 °C) •
  • Game attendance: 46,427
  • Referee: Jerry McGinn
  • TV announcers (ABC): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (analyst), Katie George (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Miami −7
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Second quarter
  • (13:58) MSU – Matt Coghlin 23-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 4:41; Michigan State 3–0)
  • (10:08) MIA – Charleston Rambo 3-yard pass from D'Eriq King, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:50; Miami 7–3)
  • (2:56) MSU – Kenneth Walker III 7-yard pass from Payton Thorne, (Matt Coghlin kick) (Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:14; Michigan State 10–7)
Third quarter
  • (6:08) MSU – Jalen Nailor 11-yard pass from Payton Thorne, (Matt Coghlin kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 85 yards, 3:59; Michigan State 17–7)
  • (3:53) MIA – Charleston Rambo 14-yard pass from D'Eriq King, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 2:15; Michigan State 17–14)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:10) MSU – Jayden Reed 10-yard pass from Payton Thorne, (Matt Coghlin kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 13 yards, 1:27; Michigan State 24–14)
  • (8:11) MIA – Andres Borregales 55-yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 38 yards, 4:59; Michigan State 24–17)
  • (4:12) MSU – Jalen Nailor 39-yard pass from Payton Thorne, (Matt Coghlin kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:59; Michigan State 31–17)
  • (2:32) MSU – Jayden Reed 8-yard run, (Matt Coghlin kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 23 yards, 1:07; Michigan State 38–17)
Statistics MSU MIA
First downs 23 29
Plays–yards 72–454 84–440
Rushes–yards 41–193 24–52
Passing yards 261 388
Passing: comp–att–int 18–31–0 38–60–2
Time of possession 31:15 28:45
Team Category Player Statistics
Michigan State Passing Payton Thorne 18/31, 261 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Kenneth Walker III 27 carries, 182 yards
Receiving Jalen Nailor 4 receptions, 82 yards, 2 TD
Miami Passing D'Eriq King 38/59, 388 yards, 2 TD , 2 INT
Rushing Cam'Ron Harris 11 carries, 44 yards
Receiving Charleston Rambo 12 receptions, 156 yards, 2 TD

Central Connecticut

See also: 2021 Central Connecticut Blue Devils football team

Game Four – Central Connecticut Blue Devils (1–2) at Miami Hurricanes (1–2)
1 2 34Total
Blue Devils 0 0 000
Hurricanes 21 28 13769

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 87 °F (31 °C) •
  • Game attendance: 44,019
  • Referee: Jerry Magallanes
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Tom Werme (play-by-play), Charles Arbuckle (analyst)
  • Pregame line: Miami −46
Game information
First quarter
  • (12:18) MIA – Mike Harley 5-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 64 yards, 2:02; Miami 7–0)
  • (10:56) MIA – Brashard Smith 75-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 1 plays, 75 yards, 0:14; Miami 14–0)
  • (4:40) MIA – Cody Brown 16-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards, 2:19; Miami 21–0)
Second quarter
  • (14:10) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 51-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 81 yards, 2:28; Miami 28–0)
  • (8:01) MIA – Cody Brown 1-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 62 yards, 1:13; Miami 35–0)
  • (3:28) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 2-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 82 yards, 2:03; Miami 42–0)
  • (1:26) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 83-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 1 plays, 83 yards, 0:14; Miami 49–0)
Third quarter
  • (5:35) MIA – Romello Brison 17-yard pass from Jake Garcia, (Camden Price kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 59 yards, 2:12; Miami 56–0)
  • (2:01) MIA – Jacolby George 44-yard pass from Jake Garcia, (kick failed) (Drive: 3 plays, 54 yards, 1:06; Miami 62–0)
Fourth quarter
  • (14:34) MIA – Thaddius Franklin Jr. 31-yard run (Camden Price kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 66 yards, 0:45; Miami 69–0)
Statistics CCSU MIA
First downs 11 31
Plays–yards 63–198 70–739
Rushes–yards 27–29 45–322
Passing yards 169 417
Passing: comp–att–int 19–37–1 21–25–0
Time of possession 33:01 26:59
Team Category Player Statistics
Central Connecticut Passing Romelo Williams 15/28, 132 yards, INT
Rushing Nasir Smith 12 carries, 22 yards
Receiving Tyshaun James 4 receptions, 49 yards
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 10/11, 270 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Cam'Ron Harris 10 carries, 100 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Brashard Smith 5 receptions, 91 yards, TD

Virginia

See also: 2021 Virginia Cavaliers football team

Game Five – Virginia Cavaliers (2–2) at Miami Hurricanes (2–2)
1 2 34Total
Cavaliers 9 7 11330
Hurricanes 0 7 14728

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy • Temperature: 82 °F (28 °C) •
  • Game attendance: 37,269
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Matt Barrie (play-by-play), Roddy Jones (analyst), Harry Lyles Jr. (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Miami −5.5
Game information
First quarter
  • (7:21) UVA – Wayne Taulapapa 1-yard run (Branden Farrell kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 3:54; Virginia 7–0)
  • (1:10) UVA – Manny Alonso tackles Cam'Ron Harris in end zone for safety (Virginia 9–0)
Second quarter
  • (2:30) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 1-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards, 1:39; Virginia 9–7)
  • (0:50) UVA – Mike Hollins 25-yard run (Branden Farrell kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 1:39; Virginia 16–7)
Third quarter
  • (11:54) UVA – Brendan Farrell 43-yard field goal (Drive: 6 plays, 38 yards, 1:59; Virginia 19–7)
  • (9:42) MIA – Mike Harley 12-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 18 yards, 0:37; Virginia 19–14)
  • (5:50) UVA – Dontayvion Wicks 36-yard pass from Brennan Armstrong, (Wayne Taulapapa 2-point run) (Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 3:54; Virginia 27–14)
  • (1:04) MIA – Cam'Ron Harris 57-yard fun the same (Branden Farrell kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards, 3:54; Virginia 27–21)
Fourth quarter
  • (12:52) UVA – Brandon Farrell 30-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 62 yards, 3:12; Virginia 30–21)
  • (9:09) MIA – Tyler Van Dyke 24-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 3:43; Virginia 30–28)
Statistics UVA MIA
First downs 23 18
Plays–yards 79–449 69–372
Rushes–yards 35–181 40–169
Passing yards 268 203
Passing: comp–att–int 25–44–1 15–29–0
Time of possession 34:24 25:36
Team Category Player Statistics
Virginia Passing Brennan Armstrong 25/44, 268 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Wayne Taulapapa 11 carries, 63 yards, TD
Receiving Billy Kemp 9 receptions, 81 yards
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 15/29, 203 yards, TD
Rushing Cam'Ron Harris 14 carries, 112 yards, TD
Receiving Charleston Rambo 5 receptions, 99 yards

North Carolina

See also: 2021 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

Game Six – Miami Hurricanes (2–3) at North Carolina Tar Heels (3–3)
1 2 34Total
Hurricanes 10 7 17842
Tar Heels 14 17 7745

at Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, North Carolina

  • Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
  • Game time: 3:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy • Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Wes Durham (play-by-play), Roddy Jones (analyst)
  • Pregame line: North Carolina −7.5
Game information
First quarter
  • (11:57) UNC – Ty Chandler 51-yard run (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:03; North Carolina 7–0)
  • (10:56) MIA – Jahfari Harvey 33-yard interception return, (Andres Borregales kick) (Tied 7–7)
  • (8:03) UNC – Josh Downs 45-yard pass from Sam Howell, (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:53; North Carolina 14–7)
  • (4:00) MIA – Andres Borregales 44-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 4:03; North Carolina 14–10)
Second quarter
  • (10:46) UNC – John Copenhaver 2-yard pass from Sam Howell, (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 13 plays, 81 yards, 6:04; North Carolina 21–10)
  • (6:16) UNC – Ty Chandler 4-yard run (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 21 yards, 3:40; North Carolina 28–10)
  • (4:33) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 2-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:43; North Carolina 28–17)
  • (0:00) UNC – Grayson Atkins 48-yard field goal (Drive: 5 plays, 12 yards, 0:55; North Carolina 31–17)
Third quarter
  • (10:22) MIA – Cody Brown 3-yard run (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:38; North Carolina 31–24)
  • (8:21) UNC – Sam Howell 30-yard run (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:01; North Carolina 38–24)
  • (5:56) MIA – Andres Borregales 42-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 50 yards, 2:25; North Carolina 38–27)
  • (2:25) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 60-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 65 yards, 1:17; North Carolina 38–34)
Fourth quarter
  • (9:22) UNC – Sam Howell 11-yard run (Grayson Atkins kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards, 4:20; North Carolina 45–34)
  • (3:08) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 4-yard run (Charleston Rambo–Jaylan Knighton pass) (Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:43; North Carolina 45–42)
Statistics MIA UNC
First downs 30 22
Plays–yards 79–421 74–382
Rushes–yards 34–157 48–228
Passing yards 264 154
Passing: comp–att–int 20–45–3 17–26–1
Time of possession 26:09 33:51
Team Category Player Statistics
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 20/45, 264 yards, TD, 3 INT
Rushing Jaylan Knighton 17 carries, 92 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Jaylan Knighton 7 receptions, 73 yards, TD
North Carolina Passing Sam Howell 17/26, 154 yards, 2 TD, INT
Rushing Ty Chandler 18 carries, 104 yards, 2 TD
Receiving Josh Downs 11 receptions, 96 yards, TD

No. 18 NC State

See also: 2021 NC State Wolfpack football team

Game Seven – No. 18 NC State Wolfpack (5–1) at Miami Hurricanes (2–4)
1 2 34Total
No. 18 Wolfpack 3 14 31030
Hurricanes 7 7 10731

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy • Temperature: 84 °F (29 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Anish Shroff (play-by-play), Mike Golic Jr. (analyst), Taylor McGregor (sideline)
  • Pregame line: NC State −3.5
Game information
First quarter
  • (10:50) MIA – Charleston Rambo 25-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:37; Miami 7–0)
  • (4:24) NCST – Christopher Dunn 33-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards, 3:34; Miami 7–3)
Second quarter
  • (13:41) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 53-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 2:25; Miami 14–3)
  • (8:59) NCST – Thayer Thomas 7-yard pass from Devin Leary, (Christopher Dunn kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:42; Miami 14–10)
  • (0:15) NCST – Thayer Thomas 27-yard pass from Devin Leary, (Christopher Dunn kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 77 yards, 0:32; NC State 17–14)
Third quarter
  • (13:24) MIA – Will Mallory 5-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:36; Miami 21–17)
  • (7:09) NCST – Christopher Dunn 44-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 26 yards, 3:21; Miami 21–20)
  • (3:22) MIA – Andres Borregales 22-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:47; Miami 24–20)
Fourth quarter
  • (14:45) NCST – Devin Leary 17-yard run, (Christopher Dunn kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 3:37; NC State 27–24)
  • (9:34) MIA – Charleston Rambo 4-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 5:11; Miami 31–27)
  • (5:39) NCST – Christopher Dunn 40-yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 52 yards, 3:55; Miami 31–30)
Statistics NCST MIA
First downs 18 18
Plays–yards 64–421 70–415
Rushes–yards 22–111 38–95
Passing yards 310 325
Passing: comp–att–int 24–42–0 25–33–0
Time of possession 28:30 31:29
Team Category Player Statistics
NC State Passing Devin Leary 24/42, 310 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Ricky Pearson Jr. 9 carries, 54 yards
Receiving Emeka Emezie 3 receptions, 75 yards
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 25/33, 325 yards, 4 TD
Rushing Jaylan Knighton 21 carries, 83 yards
Receiving Charleston Rambo 9 receptions, 127 yards, 2 TD

No. 17 Pittsburgh

See also: 2021 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

Game Eight – Miami Hurricanes (3–4) at #17 Pittsburgh Panthers (6–1)
1 2 34Total
Hurricanes 21 10 7038
No. 17 Panthers 10 7 14334

at Heinz FieldPittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Rainy • Temperature: 58 °F (14 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Chris Cotter (play-by-play), Mark Herzlich (analyst), Jalyn Johnson (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Pittsburgh −9.0
Game information
First quarter
  • (12:09) PITT – Isreal Abanikanda 4-yard run, (Sam Scarton kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:51; Pittsburgh 7–0)
  • (10:31) MIA – Elijah Arroyo 20-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 1:38; Tied 7–7)
  • (8:44) MIA – Will Mallory 57-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 3 plays, 55 yards, 0:44; Miami 14–7)
  • (6:20) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 40-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 2 plays, 60 yards, 0:34; Miami 21–7)
  • (3:35) PITT – Sam Scarton 38-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 2:55; Miami 21–10)
Second quarter
  • (12:50) PITT – Isreal Abanikanda 20-yard pass from Kenny Pickett, (Sam Scarton kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards, 2:17; Miami 21–17)
  • (10:16) MIA – Andres Borregales 26-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards, 2:28; Miami 24–17)
  • (4:02) MIA Jaylan Knighton 1-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 37 yards, 1:35; Miami 31–17)
Third quarter
  • (11:18) PITT – Jared Wayne 12-yard pass from Kenny Pickett, (Sam Scarton kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 27 yards, 1:35; Miami 31–24)
  • (5:50) PITT – Jaylon Barden 20-yard pass from Kenny Pickett, (Sam Scarton kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 91 yards, 2:53; Tied 31–31)
  • (2:15) MIA – Key'Shawn Smith 13-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 85 yards, 3:28; Miami 38–31)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:55) PITT – Sam Scarton 23-yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 3:12; Miami 38–34)
Statistics MIA PITT
First downs 27 32
Plays–yards 71–492 79–587
Rushes–yards 26–71 23–68
Passing yards 428 519
Passing: comp–att–int 32–42–1 39–56–2
Time of possession 29:55 28:18
Team Category Player Statistics
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 32/42, 428 yards, 3 TD, INT
Rushing Jaylan Knighton 17 carries, 80 yards, TD
Receiving Charleston Rambo 7 receptions, 101 yards
Pittsburgh Passing Kenny Pickett 39/55, 519 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Vincent Davis 6 carries, 45 yards
Receiving Jordan Addison 8 receptions, 145 yards

Georgia Tech

See also: 2021 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

Game Nine – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (3–5) at Miami Hurricanes (4–4)
1 2 34Total
Yellow Jackets 7 14 7230
Hurricanes 14 3 7933

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • Game time: 12:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Rainy • Temperature: 81 °F (27 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Tom Werme (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst)
  • Pregame line: Miami −10.0
Game information
First quarter
  • (9:10) MIA – Mike Harley 8-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 93 yards, 3:39; Miami 7–0)
  • (7:14) MIA – Charleston Rambo 35-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 58 yards, 0:58; Miami 14–0)
  • (4:21) GT – Jordan Mason 71-yard run, (Brent Cimaglia kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 93 yards, 2:53; Miami 14–7)
Second quarter
  • (13:22) GT – Jahmyr Gibbs 29-yard run, (Brent Cimaglia kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 86 yards, 2:57; Tied 14–14)
  • (9:48) MIA – Andres Borregales 28-yard field goal (Drive: 5 plays, 43 yards, 0:57; Miami 17–14)
  • (7:56) GT – Jaylon King 40-yard fumble return, (Brent Cimaglia kick) (Georgia Tech 21–17)
Third quarter
  • (13:59) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 2-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 1:01; Miami 24–21)
  • (13:59) GT – Jahmyr Gibbs 50-yard pass from Jeff Sims, (Brent Cimaglia kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 73 yards, 3:26; Georgia Tech 28–24)
Fourth quarter
  • (13:20) MIA – Andres Borregales 31-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 53 yards, 5:05; Georgia Tech 28–27)
  • (10:27) MIA – Key'Shawn Smith 15-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Two-point pass failed) (Drive: 5 plays, 51 yards, 1:50; Miami 33–28)
  • (10:27) GT – Juanyeh Thomas 100-yard interception return for safety (Miami 33–30)
Statistics GT MIA
First downs 15 24
Plays–yards 71–329 76–563
Rushes–yards 32–135 41–175
Passing yards 194 389
Passing: comp–att–int 21–38–1 22–34–0
Time of possession 34:13 25:47
Team Category Player Statistics
Georgia Tech Passing Jeff Sims 21/38, 194 yards, TD, INT
Rushing Jordan Mason 8 carries, 75 yards, TD
Receiving Jahmyr Gibbs 4 receptions, 72 yards, TD
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 22/34, 389 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Jaylan Knighton 32 carries, 162 yards, TD
Receiving Charleston Rambo 7 receptions, 210 yards, TD

Florida State

See also: 2021 Florida State Seminoles football team

Game Ten – Miami Hurricanes (5–4) at Florida State Seminoles (3–6)
1 2 34Total
Hurricanes 0 7 71428
Seminoles 14 6 01131

at Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • (9:50) FSU – Jordan Travis 2-yard run, (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 78 yards, 4:03; Florida State 7–0)
  • (1:05) FSU – Jashaun Corbin 12-yard run, (Ryan Fitzgerald kick) (Drive: 1 plays, 12 yards, 0:06; Florida State 14–0)
Second quarter
  • (12:44) FSU – Ryan Fitzgerald 22-yard field goal (Drive: 7 plays, 55 yards, 2:23; Florida State 17–0)
  • (3:35) MIA – KeyShawn Smith 5-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 2:19; Florida State 17–7)
  • (0:00) FSU – Ryan Fitzgerald 27-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards, 3:35; Florida State 20–7)
Third quarter
  • (8:07) MIA – Mike Harley 10-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 38 yards, 1:44; Florida State 20–14)
Fourth quarter
  • (14:56) MIA – Will Mallory 10-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 97 yards, 3:57; Miami 21–20)
  • (11:04) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 35-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 73 yards, 2:53; Miami 28–20)
  • (4:43) FSU – Ryan Fitzgerald 29-yard field goal (Drive: 14 plays, 64 yards, 6:21; Miami 28–23)
  • (0:26) FSU – Jordan Travis 1-yard run, (Jordan Travis 2-point run) (Drive: 14 plays, 64 yards, 6:21; Florida State 31–28)
Statistics MIA FSU
First downs 20 24
Plays–yards 70–359 74–434
Rushes–yards 23–43 48–160
Passing yards 316 274
Passing: comp–att–int 25–47–2 18–26–0
Time of possession 23:51 36:09
Team Category Player Statistics
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 25/47, 316 yards, 4 TD, 2 INT
Rushing Jaylan Knighton 16 carries, 32 yards
Receiving Charleston Rambo 6 receptions, 95 yards
Florida State Passing Jordan Travis 18/26, 274 yards
Rushing Jashaun Corbin 15 carries, 68 yards, TD
Receiving Jakhi Douglas 4 receptions, 90 yards

Virginia Tech

See also: 2021 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

Game Eleven – Virginia Tech Hokies (5–5) at Miami Hurricanes (5–5)
1 2 34Total
Hokies 3 10 13026
Hurricanes 14 14 3738

at Hard Rock StadiumMiami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Showers • Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ACCN): Wes Durham (play-by-play), Roddy Jones (analyst), Taylor Davis (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Miami −7.5
Game information
First quarter
  • (11:26) MIA – Will Mallory 4-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 55 yards, 1:45; Miami 7–0)
  • (5:06) VT – John Parker Romo 25-yard field goal (Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 6:20; Miami 7–3)
  • (2:42) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 1-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards, 2:24; Miami 14–3)
Second quarter
  • (11:35) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 3-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 3:25; Miami 21–3)
  • (7:43) VT – Tre Turner 6-yard pass from Braxton Burmeister, (John Parker Romo kick) (Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 3:52; Miami 21–10)
  • (7:33) MIA – Brashard Smith 75-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 1 plays, 75 yards, 0:10; Miami 28–10)
  • (3:33) VT – John Parker Romo 36-yard field goal (Drive: 9 plays, 56 yards, 4:00; Miami 28–13)
Third quarter
  • (9:56) MIA – Andres Borregales 30-yard field goal (Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 1:51; Miami 31–13)
  • (6:25) VT – Kaleb Smith 7-yard pass from Connor Blumrick (John Parker Romo kick) (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:31; Miami 31–20)
  • (2:12) VT – D'Wain Lofton 4-yard pass from Connor Blumrick (2-point pass failed) (Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards, 4:09; Miami 31–26)
Fourth quarter
  • (10:39) MIA – Mike Harley 55-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 68 yards, 1:39; Miami 38–26)
Statistics VT MIA
First downs 18 22
Plays–yards 71–375 63–411
Rushes–yards 43–227 28–63
Passing yards 148 357
Passing: comp–att–int 19–28–0 19–33–0
Time of possession 33:42 26:18
Team Category Player Statistics
Virginia Tech Passing Braxton Burmeister 14/17, 109 yards, TD
Rushing Connor Blumrick 20 carries, 132 yards
Receiving Tré Turner 5 receptions, 44 yards, TD
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 19/33, 357 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Thaddius Franklin Jr. 9 carries, 36 yards
Receiving Charleston Rambo 7 receptions, 116 yards

Duke

See also: 2021 Duke Blue Devils football team

Game Twelve – Miami Hurricanes (6–5) at Duke Blue Devils (3–8)
1 2 34Total
Hurricanes 10 20 17047
Blue Devils 10 0 0010

at Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina

  • Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
  • Game time: 9:30 a.m. EDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • Temperature: 47 °F (8 °C) •
  • TV announcers (ACCRSN): Tom Werme (play-by-play), James Bates (analyst), Wiley Ballard (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Miami −21.0
Game information
First quarter
  • (10:47) DUKE – Charlie Ham 40-yard field goal (Drive: 10 plays, 37 yards, 4:06; Duke 3–0)
  • (8:37) MIA – Andres Borregales 35-yard field goal (Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards, 2:03; Tied 3–3)
  • (8:25) DUKE – Jaylen Stinson 94-yard kick return, (Charlie Ham kick) (Duke 10–3)
  • (5:05) MIA – Xavier Restrepo 21-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:20; Tied 10–10)
Second quarter
  • (14:20) MIA – Charleston Rambo 12-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:26; Miami 17–10)
  • (8:30) MIA – Jaylan Knighton 2-yard run, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 5 plays, 80 yards, 2:04; Miami 24–10)
  • (3:04) MIA – Andres Borregales 29-yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 41 yards, 2:38; Miami 27–10)
  • (0:00) MIA – Andres Borregales 25-yard field goal (Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 2:00; Miami 30–10)
Third quarter
  • (9:43) MIA – Andres Borregales 43-yard field goal (Drive: 12 plays, 49 yards, 5:17; Miami 33–10)
  • (7:15) MIA – Charleston Rambo 14-yard pass from Tyler Van Dyke, (Andres Borregales kick) (Drive: 4 plays, 32 yards, 1:22; Miami 40–10)
  • (1:16) MIA – Thaddius Franklin Jr. 9-yard run, (Camden Price kick) (Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 2:23; Miami 47–10)
Fourth quarter
  • No scoring plays.
Statistics MIA DUKE
First downs 33 15
Plays–yards 91–536 69–224
Rushes–yards 36–140 34–62
Passing yards 390 157
Passing: comp–att–int 35–52–0 21–35–1
Time of possession 32:28 27:22
Team Category Player Statistics
Miami Passing Tyler Van Dyke 34/49, 381 yards, 3 TD
Rushing Jaylen Knighton 13 carries, 51 yards, TD
Receiving Charleston Rambo 8 receptions 101 yards, 2 TD
Duke Passing Gunnar Holmberg 20/33, 148 yards, INT
Rushing Mataeo Durant 22 carries, 68 yards
Receiving Jalon Calhoun 4 receptions, 33 yards

Rankings

Further information: 2021 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre12345678910111213141516Final
AP142224
Coaches1624RVRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2022 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
7 234 Jonathan Ford DT Green Bay Packers

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