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Hurricanes Throttle Blue Devils, 47-10, in Regular Season Finale

02 Dec 2021 | 09:03 | Football

DURHAM, N.C. – Two record-breaking performances helped the Hurricanes finish their season on a high note Saturday afternoon at Wallace Wade Stadium, with Miami topping host Duke, 47-10.

Wide receiver Mike Harley became Miami’s career receptions leader (182), while fellow wideout Charleston Rambo set new UM standards for single-season receptions (79) and single-season receiving yards (1,172) in the win.

The Hurricanes outgained the Blue Devils, 530-219, and held Duke to just 15 first downs.

“Proud of our football team. Proud of our finish,” head coach Manny Diaz said. “So many guys contributed to today’s victory. It was great to see.”

Rambo clinched the record on a spectacular touchdown catch in the third quarter, while Harley finished with a program single-game record 13 catches.

The victory marked Miami’s fifth in its final six games of the season, propelling the Hurricanes from a 2-4 start to a 7-5 finish.

“We’ve been able to identify every week, ‘What is in front of us right now? Where are our feet at? Let’s win where our feet are at,’” Diaz said. “That’s why I think they’ve showed the resiliency and mental toughness to be able to win win five out of six and turn 2-4 into 7-5.”