With a 5-6 record, the 1997 season is regarded as one of the worst in the past 40 years for the Miami Hurricanes. However, one of the wins that year came in a gutsy performance against Boston College.
Entering the game on a four-game losing streak, Butch Davis and his team knew they had to get a win against the Eagles.
Edgerrin James set a then school record with 271 yards rushing, as the game went into overtime. Though, one overtime wasn’t enough, and into second overtime the teams went.
Boston College scored, but missed a two-point conversion, and had the lead 44-38. Then, Miami faced third-and-18 at the 21.
Quarterback Ryan Clement hit freshman receiver Darryl Jones for the touchdown, setting up Andy Crosland’s game-winning PAT, as Miami prevailed 45-44.