BLACKSBURG, Va. — Tyler Van Dyke threw for 351 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miami to a 20-14 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
Van Dyke came off a 496-yard performance in Miami’s loss at North Carolina and threw touchdown passes of 5 yards to Frank Ladson Jr. and 17 yards to Colby Young in the first half for the Hurricanes (3-3, 1-1). Atlantic Coast Conference), which is on a three-game losing streak.
Virginia Tech (2-5, 1-3) had lost four straight 20-0 before scoring twice in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Grant Wells’ 3-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to 20-14 with 3:20 left.
But Miami converted twice on third down on the next drive, the final conversion coming on Van Dyke’s 9-yard run on third-and-6 from Miami’s 46 with less than a minute left.
Van Dyke completed 29 of 46 passes for the Hurricanes, who finished with 458 yards. Young had nine catches for 110 yards.
Miami held Virginia Tech to just 257 yards and sacked Wells six times.
Miami: The Hurricanes picked up a much-needed win despite missing five starters with injuries. They controlled most of the game, but season-high penalties (17) and penalty yards (159) allowed the Hokies to stick around. Miami had the fewest penalties and the lowest turnover rate in the ACC.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies’ offense has been difficult to watch all season, and Saturday was no different. For the fourth time this season, Virginia Tech finished with less than 300 yards.
Miami: The Canes play at home against Duke on Saturday.
Virginia Tech: The Hokies will play at NC State on Oct. 27.