The Miami Hurricanes have now lost two in a row and seeking their first conference win in the ACC.
The latest lost a heartbreaking 45-42 loss to the North Carolina Tar Heels (4-3, 3-3).
Sam Howell led the Tar Heels throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for two scores.
“One thing this team hasn’t done this year is won a tough game at the end,” Tar Heels head coach Mack Brown said.
Tyler Van Dyke, who made his third career start for the Hurricanes and first on the road, led the hurricanes on a drive to win or tie the game. But Linebacker Cedric Gray intercepted a tipped pass with 6 seconds left.
The Hurricanes (2-4, 0-2) are 2-4 for the first time since 1997 when they were on NCAA probation and trapped with scholarship limitations.
Leading up to the game, it was announced that D’Eriq King would be lost to season-ending shoulder surgery. Hurricanes lost Cam’Ron Harris, their team scoring and rushing leader, to what appeared to be a right leg injury in the second half.
Hurricanes have six games remaining, and the next two are ranked, opponents. Hurricanes nearly overcame an 18-point deficit, but there are no moral victories.
The beat goes on.
Miami plays host against No. 22 North Carolina State on Saturday.
North Carolina has a bye week before taking their talents to Notre Dame on Oct. 30.