In front of a “crowd” at Sun Life Stadium, the Miami Hurricanes defeated the NC State Wolfpack, 44-37.
The difference was a Stephen Morris touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett for 62-yards (GIF Here) with 32 seconds left in the game. A couple minutes prior, NC State kicker Niklas Sade kicked a 51-yard field goal to tie the game at 37-37.
Miami jumped out to a 23-7 lead to start the game, but NC State was able to get back and stay close with the Hurricanes.
Morris passed for 566 yards and five touchdowns in the win. With the 566 yards, he broke Gino Torretta’s single-game school record.
Phillip Dorsett and Rayshawn Scott were the recipients of four of those touchdown passes from Morris (two each). Dorsett had seven catches for 192 yards, while Scott caught six passes for 180 yards.
For NC State, Mike Glennon finished completing 24-of-42 for 441 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Wolfpack had much better luck establishing a running game as Tony Creecy was the game’s leading rusher, carrying the ball 19 times for 120 yards and one touchdown. NC State lost the turnover battle as they turned it over five times.
Both teams combined for 1,300 total yards and yes that is still less than the Baylor-West Virginia total.
Now as for the empty seats, I don’t know. This is Miami we’re talking about here. There’s things to do, people to see!
The Hurricanes will likely see a larger crowd next week when they play Notre Dame in Chicago. Of course, it might be a bit colder.