In my college football preview for the Miami Hurricanes, high praises were given on offense for running back Mark Walton and wide receiver Ahmmon Richards.
After five wins and zero losses for the Hurricanes, Darrell Langham and Travis Homer are names who not only have stepped up on offense but are the most valuable players at this point of the season.
4th and 10 Miami down two. 42 seconds to go.
Malik Rosier found Langham for a 28-yard catch. The ball bounced off of Lamont Simmons helmet, off Langham’s facemask before he even caught the ball. He finished with Langham 5 catches, 100 yards.
Michael Badgley took care if it from there connecting on a 24-yard field goal with 4 seconds left. Hurricanes 25 – Georgia Tech 24.
“Just another day in paradise,” Miami coach Mark Richt said. “That’s how we roll.”
Hurricanes are still perfect this season after another miracle catch by Langham.
A week ago at Florida State, Langham had the game-winning touchdown catch with 6 seconds left as Miami rallied to beat their archrival.
“The past two weeks have been amazing,” Langham stated.
This time, his catch with 35 seconds left, again down the right sideline just like the one in Tallahassee, was no less dramatic — hauling in a 28-yard toss.
Travis Homer who is officially the starter because Walton is out for the season with right ankle surgery was in beast mode for “The U.”
“I mean you know that all great but I could not have done what I have done without my line, quarterback, receivers and just everyone,” Homer stated.
Homer finished with a career-high rushing 170 yards and a pair of touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving. The sophomore running back averaged 8.5 yards per carry against the Yellow Jackets.
Rosier, now 6-0 as a starter, extends the Hurricanes win streak to ten games dating back to last season. He completed 23 of 37 passes for 297 yards. Miami’s final drive went 85 yards in 15 plays and capped Miami’s third rally from a halftime deficit this season. Mark Richt’s play calling was puzzling on some calls, however, let us not dwell on it at this moment. Until next game.
It was Miami’s first time pulling off a double-digit comeback since rallying past Wake Forest in 2013 — they had lost 18 such games in a row. Hurricanes host Syracuse who is coming off an upset win over the Clemson Tigers.