clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #96-Jerome McDougle Touchdown Against Washington In 2001

During a memorable night in 2001, Jerome McDougle put the cherry on top of a Canes beatdown on Washington.

WVA v Miami X

Their has already been a play on this list from the 2001 Hurricanes season, and today you’re getting another one, and trust me it won’t be the last. When you have the greatest single season team in college football history, you’re going to be loaded with memorable plays.

This play comes from perhaps the most impressive victory during that historical year, a late November night game against the Washington Huskies in the Orange Bowl. Miami had payback on their minds that evening, as the last defeat they suffered came against this same Husky team the season prior.

Similar to the Notre Dame thrashing in 2017, the Washington game was a culmination of different emotions, all coming together in form of Canes domination.

The Hurricanes came through the smoke and it was never in doubt that they were walking out of the OB with a win that night. Thanks to Ken Dorsey, Clinton Portis and others, Miami quickly jumped out to a 30-0 lead just halfway through the second quarter.

Desperately trying to get something going on offense, Washington quarterback Cody Pickett and his offense set up shop. On second down, Pickett dropped back to pass, which was then deflected by a Canes defensive tackle. DE Jerome McDougle snatched it out the air for an interception and ran in for a touchdown, finishing it off with an emphatic leap into the end zone.

While a flag was thrown for McDougle’s celebration, neither him, the Miami team nor the 70,000-plus in attendance cared. The Hurricanes onslaught carried on even further into the night, and Larry Coker’s team put on a show for the ages, embarrassing Washington 65-7.