Miami says D'Eriq King needs season-ending shoulder surgery
Central Connecticut State Miami Football Miami starting quarterback D'Eriq King, center, stands with quarterbacks Tyler Van Dyke (9) and Jake Garcia (13) before an NCAA college football game against Central Connecticut State, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. King is not playing due to an injury. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) (Lynne Sladky)CORAL GABLES, Fla. — (AP) — Miami quarterback D’Eriq King needs surgery to repair his right shoulder and will miss the remainder of the season, a major blow to the reeling Hurricanes and their hopes of contending in the Atlantic Coast Conference. “That guy, as you saw in the Michigan State game, would do anything to get back on the field and be able to play for us,” Diaz said. The Hurricanes lost that game, then beat Appalachian State and lost to Michigan State in the game where King was injured. King is a captain at Miami and was the unquestioned leader on and off the field for the Hurricanes.wftv.com
Miami waiting to see status of QB King's injured shoulder
King was injured during Miami’s 38-17 loss to Michigan State this past Saturday. He left the field briefly in the second half of that game so the shoulder could be evaluated, then returned without missing a single Miami snap. Miami is also awaiting results of further tests on offensive lineman Jalen Rivers, who left during the Michigan State game with a knee injury. 22 after a season-opening loss to Alabama, dropped two more spots after narrowly defeating Appalachian State and then fell out entirely following the 21-point home loss to Michigan State. ... Our performances are hurting all of us.”King’s numbers in the loss to Michigan State topped two longstanding Miami records.wftv.com
AP Top 25 Podcast: Humans vs. math in early 2021 projections
The people who put together the way-too-early rankings are more bullish on the Fighting Irish maintaining their recent run of double-digit victory seasons. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN’s Bill Connelly, the brains behind the SP+ power rankings, joins the AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss the first projections for 2021. And why are the numbers more pessimistic about an Indiana encore and an LSU bounce back than the humans? How will the return to college football of dozens of players who would have otherwise been out of eligibility impact the coming season? ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at https://westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Miami QB D’Eriq King tears ACL in Cheez-It Bowl
All rights reserved)Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) is taken off the field after he was injured during the first half of the Cheez-it Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma State, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)Miami Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King will undergo surgery after tearing his right ACL in the Cheez-It Bowl on Tuesday. Miami announces QB D’Eriq King tore his right ACL, will have surgery. Coach Manny Diaz said King is in great hands with the school’s medical staff. This season, King threw 23 touchdowns, threw for 2,686 yards, and rushed in four touchdowns. “We can’t wait to see him back on the field leading our team in August,” Diaz said.
Miami QB D'Eriq King tore knee ligament, plans 2021 return
Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) looks for a receiver as Oklahoma State defensive tackle Sione Asi (99) rushes during the first half of the Cheez-it Bowl NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Miami quarterback D’Eriq King tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the Hurricanes’ loss this week in the Cheez-It Bowl. The Hurricanes went 8-3 this season, the best record among the seven FBS schools in the state of Florida. King, in first season at Miami following his transfer from Houston, was a big reason for that. King completed 64.1 percent of his passes, the second-best single-season completion percentage for any Miami quarterback and one that qualifies him as, for now anyway, the most accurate passer in Hurricanes history. ___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
'Is Miami back?': Hurricanes may finally have a good answer
The annual question in Coral Gables — “Is Miami back?” — might finally have an answer Hurricanes fans will like. 9 Miami gets its first ACC championship, a drought that’s now 17 years and counting, but the Hurricanes (8-1, 7-1 ACC, No. Just finishing the right way, that’s really, really, really important. “We were taken away from each other for almost two weeks and didn’t really get back as an entire football team — I mean, not even an entire football team, but anything resembling a football team — until this past Monday. Odd as this sounds, that’s Miami’s second-longest ACC streak; the Hurricanes won 11 consecutive league games spanning 2016 and 2017.
No. 9 Miami rallies behind King, D to beat Va. Tech 25-24
D’Eriq King threw for 255 yards and a touchdown and ran for a score, rallying the Hurricanes to a 25-24 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Miami announced it had 13 players unavailable before the game, including three starters and several offensive linemen. Hendon Hooker paced Virginia Tech, throwing for 201 yards and rushing for 53 yards and a touchdown. “I hurt for them,” Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente said of his players. Virginia Tech: The Hokies travel to Pittsburgh — if the Panthers are ready to play.
No. 11 Miami holds off Virginia 19-14, moves to 5-1
11 Miami outlasted Virginia 19-14 on Saturday night. Harley's big night for Miami (5-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) started with a 43-yard touchdown grab on the Hurricanes’ second play from scrimmage. Don Chaney had a 1-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth for Miami. Points had been a rare commodity the past two Miami vs. Virginia games — the Cavaliers winning one 16-13, the Hurricanes winning the other 17-9 — and this one followed suit. Virginia, however, was out of time-outs at that point and Miami punted the ball away with only 23 seconds left.
Who’s Boss? No. 1 Clemson powers past No. 7 Miami 42-17
Miami entered as the ACC leader in offense at 499 yards a game. Potter out for a 61-yard field field with 3 seconds remaining. Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott said Lawrence had the wind knocked out of him and his quick return uplifted the Tigers. Lawrence ended with 292 yards, completing 29 of 41 and went without an interception for a 12th straight game. Clemson: The Tigers have been in four of the last five matchups of Top-10 ACC teams — and won them all.
King throws 2 TD passes, No. 12 Miami routs Florida State
12 Miami beat Florida State 52-10 on Saturday night. Miami scored touchdowns on its five possessions and built a 35-point lead at halftime. The margin of victory was the largest for Miami in the series since a 47-0 rout in 1976, the first season of Bobby Bowden’s 34-year coaching career at Florida State. He also ran for 65 on eight carries against Florida State. STREAK REVERSAL:Miami won its fourth straight over Florida State and leads the series 35-30.
Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins
Before Miami won easily last year, the ‘Canes and ’Noles played five straight games decided by five points or fewer. A pandemic-altered college football season has helped put FSU-Miami in the spotlight again this weekend. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are still at least a month away, but the college football menu is starting to fill up. 7-6 — Lane Kiffin's record in his one SEC season as coach at Tennessee. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
No. 17 Miami runs past No. 18 Louisville 47-34 in ACC opener
18 Louisville 47-34 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. Miami (2-0) led 20-6 at halftime before Louisville (1-1) scored twice in a wild third to get within seven. Knighton also had a 3-yard TD run in the first half after King threw a 17-yard scoring pass to Will Mallory. The 'Canes had 10 chunk plays of at least 18 yards, including seven passing. The explosive plays, it was who we wanted to be.”Said Louisville coach Scott Satterfield, "Just too many big plays.