On a day where Hurricane football legends were in attendance. A week after the ‘Rally at Tally’, Miami squared off against Coastal Division rivals Georgia Tech. In what is becoming all too common for Hurricane fans, there were plenty of tense moments. Miami emerged victorious once again, with a 25–24 win over the Yellow Jackets. Here to help you celebrate, we give you the three stars of the game.
#3: Malik Rosier
It was the same old story when you look at Malik Rosier. It was another lousy start, with Rosier missing on throws, and the offense sputtering in the first half. Always the steady hand, Rosier found rhythm in the second quarter. Rosier started making completions, spreading the ball to six different receivers before halftime. Entering halftime completing 9 of 17 pass attempts for 96 passing yards, and a touchdown, you could feel the momentum turning in the Hurricanes favor. While Rosier still made some questionable throws, he once again pioneered a game-winning drive to keep the Hurricanes undefeated. Rosier finished the day completing 23 of 37 pass attempts for 297 passing yard, 20 rushing yards, and one touchdown.
#TheU Rosier ➡️ Thomas.— #TheU INSIDERS (@CANEINSIDER) October 14, 2017
70 yards. pic.twitter.com/eaiZQVd5My
#2: Darrell Langham
Coming off a legendary moment a week ago, Darrell Langham continued to be clutch for the ’Canes offense. Before halftime, Langham’s 32-yard reception helped extend a drive that ultimately got Miami its first touchdown of the game. Later, Langham once again gave the Hurricanes offense just what it needed at the most critical time in the game, hauling in a fourth down reception that extended the offensive series for Miami. With Braxton Berrios getting most of the attention by GT’s defense, Langham was Miami’s most consistent receiving option on the day. Langham finished the day with five receptions for 100 receiving yards. The legend grows!
On 4th down, time running out...to make that catch... RT @CANEINSIDER: #TheU LANGHAM IS A GOD. pic.twitter.com/swNtuZWUEo— Mark Block (@chuyblock) October 14, 2017
#1: Travis Homer
Miami’s new starting running back came out ready to carry the ball and the offense. Homer racked up 34 rushing yards in the first two series of the game. Homer injected life back into Hard Rock Stadium after catching a 17-yard touchdown reception, the first touchdown reception of his career. Homer continued to be Miami’s best weapon on offense, rushing into the endzone on a 27-yard run for his fourth rushing touchdown of the season. Number 24 finished the day with 20 carries for 170 rushing yards, 18 receiving yards, and two total touchdowns. It looks like Miami has another addition to Running Back U.
#TheU ROSIER TO HOMER! TOUCHDOWN HURRICANES! LET'S #GoCanes ! #BeatGT #GTvsMIA pic.twitter.com/piycVBROZs— #TheU INSIDERS (@CANEINSIDER) October 14, 2017
#TheU FG for the W! vs #BeatGT with4 seconds left #CardiacCanes win 25-24. #GTvsMIA pic.twitter.com/wb8d3B27Uz— #TheU INSIDERS (@CANEINSIDER) October 14, 2017
Although not an official member of the Hurricanes, the South Florida downpour at the beginning of the fourth quarter helped Miami maintain the momentum. The ’Canes defensive line had their lumps, defending both their knees from chop blocks and reacting to the numerous reads of the triple-option attack of Georgia Tech. However, Miami held Georgia Tech to just one first down on their final three drives. Michael Badgley hit the game-winning field goal with eight seconds remaining, on a sloppy rain-soaked field. Michael Jackson’s key third down pass break-up shouldn’t be forgotten, it’s responsible for getting the ball back to Miami’s offense. Rosier finally connected with WR Jeff Thomas for a huge 70-yard reception. TE Christopher Herndon made his presence felt on the final drive, helping to bubble screen the Yellow Jackets defense into submission.
IT’S ALWAYS ABOUT THE U!