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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #98-Tyrone Moss Run Against Va Tech In 2006

The late Tyrone Moss gave us a run we would always remember on a Saturday night in the Orange Bowl.

Virginia Tech Hokies v Miami Hurricanes Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images

2006 was a season to forget for the Miami Hurricanes, starting the year off with high expectations and lumbering to a disappointing 7-6 record. However, coming in at number-98 on our countdown is a run from that rollercoaster of a season.

In early November, the big bad Hokies of Virginia Tech came to the Orange Bowl to battle with the Hurricanes. Once a game that had national championship implications, these two teams were now just fighting to make it to become bowl eligible.

Early in the fourth quarter of a defensive struggle, the Canes had the ball near midfield down 10-3. Quarterback Kyle Wright handed the ball off to running back Tyrone Moss, who got caught in the defensive line of Va Tech and appeared to be down. However, like a bolt of lighting, Moss emerged from the pile-up and ran into the end zone.

Though the Hurricanes couldn't pull off the win that night, Moss’ legendary run lives on forever. When the great Miami back passed away in 2018, the first thing I thought about was this play, and how it felt as a fan being in the Orange Bowl that night watching it.

R.I.P. Tyrone Moss