D̵7;Eriq King occupies 535 yards and 5 touches the ball, including a 54-yard touch-to-ground pass Mike Harley at the last minute, to lift No. 11 Miami to a 44-41 victory over NC State on Friday night.
One interception by DJ Ivey possession subsequently helped secure the victory for Hurricanes (6-1, 5-1), who overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter.
“What a match, what a great victory,” said head coach Manny Diaz.
King pitched a 430-yard season when he passed 31 of 41 and sent touches Will Mallory, Dee Wiggins, Mark Pope, and two for Harley. King also dashed to 105 yards on 15 carry.
“What D’Eriq King is doing tonight is remarkable,” Diaz said. “He was at his best when we needed him the most.”
Miami, which has a total of 620 yards, will take second place in the ACC following games this week with top teams, Clemson and Notre Dame, both unbeaten and expected to play on Saturday. .
“This team has something about them,” Diaz said.
NC State (4-3, 4-3) took the lead 41-31 in the fourth half following an equalizing strike for a total of 410 yards (279 passes, 131 rush) combined with a key return shot in 100 yards for a flat touch Knight Zonovanwho scored twice.
Christopher Dunn netted at 53 yards to give NC State a 41-31 lead in the first game of the fourth half.
The Hurricanes pulled the score 41-34 on a 38-yard goal by Jose Borregales on the next drive.
After stopping his defense, King delivered the goods when Storm needed him most. He went back to a 28-yard run and then two plays then suffered a pockets in the pocket while making a 14-yard hit for Pope down NC State 9.
King ran the ball down to the first table to lower the fourth. But a wrong start by Jarrid Williams sending Diaz into the field instead of using it and Borregales calmly hitting a 22-yard player to pull within 41-37 with 6:12 left.
“I think the key is the running game and in the first half they can run the ball and it feels like once we stop the running game we are going to do a pass,” said Diaz.
The Miami defense struggled almost all night, but met a major turning point when Te’Cory bench Fired Bailey Hockman to force a person to bet.
“There were a lot of disappointing things,” Diaz said, but when they needed acting, they did it.
Gurvan Hall losing five yards on the second leg and then King was flagged for intentionally landing on the first turn, helping Miami rank 2nd and 18th with less than 4 minutes remaining on the main track.
King took the penalty on his next game by connecting Harley down the middle of the field in 35 yards.
“Mike caught on very well and that game really got us on board,” said King.
Three plays later, he found Harley in the middle and Harley used his speed to run unaffected for the last 30 meters for a score of 54 meters, giving Miami a 44-41 lead with the remaining score. is 2:43.
Diaz said: “When you have D’Eriq King, you feel like you’ve never left the game.
Ivey blocked the pass in Hockman’s first play, ending NC State’s annoying effort.
Jose Borregales hit a 36 yard yard at the start of the third half to end the game at age 24.
Knight’s 1-yard touchdown gave NC State a 31-24 lead.
After King’s fourth touch pass of the night, 17 yards behind Pope, for the match to end at 31, Knight responded with a 100-yard return strike for a 38-31 lead touch. , setting up an exciting fourth round.
Both teams scored on their first two properties to start the game as the teams were beaten at 14 at the end of the first half.
NC State opened the scoring in a trick trick as midfield Bailey Hockman a 31-yard touch of the ball is caught on a counter cross Thayer Thomas.
Miami counter-attacked with a nine, 75-yard hit, almost like a three-to-three match. Instead, Diaz decided to take it in 4th and 1st place from their own 34 and King responded with a 42-yard run. King finally found Mallory with a 3-meter touch to end the game at 7.
Hockman connected with Devin Carter for an 11-meter touchdown score, beating Ivey in the sidelines to a 14-7 lead.
A 39-yard touch ball from King to Wiggins keep Hurricanes catching up with Wolfpack with a 14 all draw.
Hurricanes led their first game in the second quarter when King skipped through a 20-yard touch-down pass to Harley, who made a run towards the back post to have a 21-14 advantage.
Dunn’s 42-yard goal cut the deficit to 21-17 and then Wolfpack took a 24-21 lead on Hockman’s nine-yard touch pass to Cary Angeline.
The score remained the same as NC State took a 24-21 lead after the break.
“We’re on the line during recess,” Diaz said.
Christopher Stock has been reporting on Hurricane Miami since 2003 and can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com and on Twitter @InsideTheU.