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GAMEDAY College Football

Miami 35, Georgia Tech 14

By GEORGE HENRY
AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA - Kamren Kinchens had three of Miami's four interceptions and scored on a 99-yard pick-six, freshman quarterback Jacurri Brown filled in for Tyler Van Dyke and passed for three touchdowns, and the Hurricanes routed Georgia Tech 35-14.

Jaylan Knighton ran 16 times for 118 yards and Brown added 87 yards rushing for Miami (5-5, 3-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), which broke out of its recent offensive doldrums to net 362 yards, 262 on the ground.

Freshman quarterback Zach Pyron, starting in Jeff Sims' spot for the second straight game, was 12 of 21 passing for Georgia Tech (4-6, 3-4).

Zach Gibson, a transfer from Akron, took charge of the offense on the first drive of the fourth quarter with Pyron injured late in the third and quickly threw a deep interception to Kinchens on his second pass that all but ended any remaining suspense in the game.

Brown took charge from there, directing an eight-play, 51-yard drive that ended with Colbie Young catching an 8-yard TD that made it 21-7 with 7:52 remaining. Brown finished 14 of 19 passing for 136 yards.

Kinchens, a sophomore cornerback, ran back a pick of Gibson the distance late in the fourth to make it 35-7.

It hardly mattered that the Hurricanes were without Van Dyke, the reigning ACC offensive rookie of the year who missed the game with a shoulder injury, and starting running back Henry Parrish Jr., who was didn't play because of an undisclosed injury.

Miami had plenty of firepower to handle Georgia Tech.

Making his first career collegiate start, Brown connected with Will Mallory on the right side for a 22-yard touchdown that made it 7-0 on the opening possession. It was the Hurricanes' first touchdown in nine-plus quarters, a span of 138 minutes.

Tyrique Stevenson intercepted Pyron on a deep ball at the Miami 9 late in the third.

Kinchens picked off Pyron at the Miami 3 midway through the first and one possession later, Jaleel Skinner caught a 4-yard pass on the right side to make it 14-0 with 9:26 to go in the second and end a 14-play, 93-yard drive that consumed 7:31.

Georgia Tech finally got on the scoreboard to trim the lead to 14-7 in the final minute before intermission on Pyron's 9-yard touchdown pass to Nate McCollum, who made an over-the-shoulder catch on a crossing route in the end zone against Stevenson.

The Jackets came through despite being ranked second-worst nationally in red zone touchdown percentage. The score culminated a 99-yard drive, Georgia Tech's longest since 2018 against Pittsburgh.

Miami took a 14-13 lead in the all-time series.

THE TAKEAWAY

Miami: The Hurricanes looked nothing like the team that was blown out 45-3 at home last week against Florida State and gave a big boost to their bowl hopes with the win. They converted 7 of 12 chances on third down and held Georgia Tech to 3 of 9 before the game got out of hand. Miami entered with the third-most turnovers in the nation but it committed none, and it had no trouble making open-field tackles.

Georgia Tech: After a stirring fourth-quarter comeback led a win last week at Virginia Tech, the Jackets were no match for Miami's athleticism in the early going and now are likely going to miss out on a bowl game for the fourth straight year. They missed Sims, who has a foot injury that's sidelined him for three straight games. Pyron ran for 66 yards. The Jackets began the game with a plus-15 turnover margin, but had no takeaways and four giveaways.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter Mia-FlGaTech
Mia-Fl TD 8:44 Will Mallory 22 yd pass from Jacurri Brown (Andres Borregales kick) 7 0
Second Quarter Mia-FlGaTech
Mia-Fl TD 9:26 Jaleel Skinner 4 yd pass from Jacurri Brown (Andres Borregales kick) 14 0
GaTech TD 0:30 Nate McCollum 9 yd pass from Zach Pyron (Gavin Stewart kick) 14 7
Fourth Quarter Mia-FlGaTech
Mia-Fl TD 7:52 Colbie Young 8 yd pass from Jacurri Brown (Andres Borregales kick) 21 7
Mia-Fl TD 4:29 Jaylan Knighton 2 yd run (Andres Borregales kick) 28 7
Mia-Fl TD 2:36 Kamren Kinchens 99 yd interception return (Andres Borregales kick) 35 7
GaTech TD 0:36 Jamie Felix 7 yd pass from Zach Gibson (Gavin Stewart kick) 35 14
Team Stats
  Miami (FL) Georgia Tech
First downs 22 23
  Rushing 12 7
  Passing 8 11
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 7-12, 58% 4-12, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 44-217 27-129
Passing Yards 136 234
Return Yards 118 30
Completions-Attempts-Int 14-19-0 24-43-4
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--9 2--4
Punts 5 4
Punts-Average 46 34.8
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 9-79 4-30
Time of Possession 35:46 24:14
Miami (FL) Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Brown 14 19 136 3 0
Georgia Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Gibson 12 21 120 1 2
Z. Pyron 12 22 114 1 2
Miami (FL) Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Knighton 16 118 7.4 1
J. Brown 19 87 4.6 0
B. Smith 1 9 9.0 0
T. Franklin Jr. 3 7 2.3 0
L. Stanley 3 6 2.0 0
Georgia Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Pyron 8 66 8.3 0
D. Smith 5 27 5.4 0
J. Felix 4 18 4.5 0
H. Hall 8 15 1.9 0
Z. Gibson 2 3 1.5 0
Miami (FL) Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
F. Ladson Jr. 2 42 21.0 0
B. Smith 4 37 9.3 0
W. Mallory 1 22 22.0 1
C. Young 2 19 9.5 1
X. Restrepo 3 10 3.3 0
J. Skinner 1 4 4.0 1
T. Franklin Jr. 1 2 2.0 0
Georgia Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. McCollum 8 101 12.6 1
M. Rutherford 2 33 16.5 0
M. Carter 2 24 12.0 0
P. Harris 1 23 23.0 0
H. Hall 5 19 3.8 0
J. Felix 3 19 6.3 1
L. Benson 1 9 9.0 0
D. Smith 2 6 3.0 0
Miami (FL) Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Kinchens 3 99
T. Stevenson 1 0
Georgia Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Miami (FL) Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Hedley 5 230 46.0
Georgia Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
D. Shanahan 4 139 34.8
Miami (FL) Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Georgia Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Miami (FL) Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
B. Smith 1 19 19.0
K. Kinchens 1 0 0
Georgia Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Hall 1 14 14.0
D. Gordon 1 8 8.0
K. Edwards 1 8 8.0
Miami (FL) Missed FG
Player Length
Georgia Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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