Hurricanes defeat Duke 40-21 as Brad Kaaya makes UM history
UM finishes 8-4 in Mark Richt's 1st season
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – University of Miami Hurricanes quarterback Brad Kaaya took over in a dominant and decisive third quarter to lead the 'Canes past Duke 40-21.
The Hurricanes finished the season with four consecutive wins.
Kaaya finished with four touchdown passes and a season-high 396 yards passing, which helped him surpass Ken Dorsey as the all-time leader in passing yards in Miami history.
The /Canes expanded their 2-point halftime lead in that third quarter thanks to a 76-yard touchdown pass from Kaaya to David Njoku that gave UM a 23-14 lead.
Kaaya added another touchdown pass in the third quarter, a 3-yard strike to Stacy Coley, that saw the 'Canes take a commanding 30-14 lead.
The 'Canes didn't settle for that lead as Kaaya and Njoku connected on a 58-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that ballooned the lead to 40-14.
Miami kicker Michael Badgley kicked two field goals in the second quarter that had the 'Canes leading 16-14 at the half.
Duke quarterback Daniel Jones opened the second quarter with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Young for a 14-10 lead.
Kaaya threw a 30-yard touchdown to Mark Walton for a 10-7 lead with three minutes remaining in the first quarter.
Duke took a 7-3 lead in the first quarter when Jones threw a 6-yard touchdown to Johnathan Lloyd.
The 'Canes took an early 3-0 lead after a Michael Badgley 47-yard field goal.
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