2016 UMSHoF Inductee Willis McGahee set a Miami school record by rushing for SIX touchdowns as the #1 Hurricanes beat #17 Virginia Tech 56-45 in front of 76,108 fans in the Orange Bowl !
McGahee rushed for a career best 205 yards on a school record-tying 39 attempts, (tying UMSHoF member Edgerrin James who set the record Vs. UCLA in 1998) and scored on runs of 1, 4, 3, 10, 1 and 31 yards, breaking the Miami mark of 5 touchdowns in a game...a record that stood for 69 years, set by Bill L'Italian, in a 71-6 victory against Piedmont in 1933.
UMSHoF member QB Ken Dorsey was 12 for 20 passing, while UMSHoF member Andre Johnson had 6 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown.
Miami led 35-21 at the half and stretched it to 49-21 early in the 3rd quarter, then held off a furious Hokies rally, that included a 96 yard interception return on a pass from Jarrett Payton, intended for DORSEY !
Miami extended it winning streak to a school record 34 games and received a berth to play Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona for the National Championship !
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