The Miami Hurricanes dominated on offense and defense in their final game of the college football regular season.
However, it was against a 3-8 Duke Blue Devils College football team who was winless in ACC play also.
Hurricanes allowed only ten points in the opening quarter but shut out the Blue Devils for a 47-10 win for the remainder of the game.
Tyler Van Dyke proved again the future is bright for the Hurricanes faithful. He was 34-for-49 threw for three touchdowns and 381 yards, and the Hurricanes won for the fifth time in their last six games.
Hurricanes end the regular season at 7-5 and will finish no worse than tied for second place in the ACC’s Coastal Division.
The “T-V-D – Rambo” connection was on display again. Charleston Rambo caught two of the touchdown passes on a record-setting day.
Rambo, a transfer from Oklahoma, set the single-season school record for Miami with 79 receptions. He passed Leonard Hankerson’s 72 from 2010 in the opening minute of the second quarter on a 12-yard touchdown catch.
Miami’s Mike Harley set the single-game school record with 13 receptions, racking up 96 yards on those.
Hurricanes won away from home for just the second time this season.
Again, Hurricanes took care of business against a struggling Duke football team.
Duke (3-9, 0-8), which lost its eighth game in a row, finished its first winless ACC record since 2007. Its losing streak in conference games is now 13. Duke has won just six of its last 29 games.
Blue Devils finished with 62 rushing yards.
It will be interesting to see if the head coach of the Blue Devils, David Cutcliffe returns next season.
I will not be surprised if Manny Diaz is back for another season; however, anything can happen.
He has the support of TVD, who has the talent to be a Heisman candidate next season.
He was impressive recruiting from the transfer portal and overall recruiter. He has the program in a stable direction. Though some may disagree, it is going in the right direction.
The team has loaded young talent. He will need the bowl game win to solidify his coaching position.