MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Van Dyke threw three touchdown passes, Charleston Rambo had 210 receiving yards to nearly break the Miami single-game record and the Hurricanes continued their second-half surge with a 33-30 win over Georgia Tech on Saturday.

Van Dyke completed 22 of 34 passes for 389 yards, becoming the first Miami quarterback since Bernie Kosar in 1984 with three games of at least 325 yards through the air. Rambo had seven catches, falling just 10 yards shy of matching the Miami record of 220 yards set by Eddie Brown in 1984.

Jaylan Knighton ran for a career-best 162 yards and a score for Miami (5-4, 3-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which won its third straight. Keyshawn Smith’s touchdown catch with 10:27 left put Miami ahead for good, and Mike Harley also had a scoring grab for the Hurricanes — who have now played five consecutive games decided by four points or less, and a nation-leading six such games this season.

Jeff Sims threw for 194 yards and a touchdown for Georgia Tech (3-6, 2-5). Jordan Mason had a 71-yard rushing score for the Yellow Jackets, while Jahmyr Gibbs had a 50-yard TD catch and Jaylon King had a fumble return for another touchdown for Georgia Tech.

Miami got touchdowns out of its first two possessions for the second straight week, going up 14-0 midway through the opening quarter on scoring throws from Van Dyke to Harley (8 yards) and Rambo (35 yards).

That’s when slippery ball syndrome started for the Hurricanes. Miami got only three points from its next six possessions, fumbling the ball away three times, getting one field goal, missing another and punting once.

And it nearly cost them, with Georgia Tech leading 21-17 at the half and still holding the lead going into the fourth.

The Yellow Jackets were down 33-28 after Smith’s touchdown, but got a safety out of Miami’s conversion try when Juanyeh Thomas intercepted Van Dyke’s throw and returned it 100 yards for two points — the first such play by a Georgia Tech player since Ken Swilling did it against Duke Oct. 28, 1989.


Georgia Tech: Gibbs is on an amazing big-play roll. He’s had a play of at least 50 yards now in five consecutive games — a 71-yard catch vs. Pitt on Oct. 2, a 77-yard catch vs. Duke on Oct. 9, a 71-yard rush vs. Virginia on Oct. 23, a 61-yard rush vs. Virginia Tech last week, and the 50-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter Saturday.

Miami: The Hurricanes’ three first-half fumbles lost were the most by an ACC team in a game this season and tied for the most by any team nationally so far this season in a first half. The last time an ACC team lost more fumbles in any half of a conference game was Nov. 12, 2016, when Virginia lost four second-half fumbles against Miami.


Miami’s win knotted the all-time series between the teams, 13-13.


Georgia Tech: Hosts Boston College on Nov. 13.

Miami: Visits Florida State on Nov. 13.


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