No. 22 Miami escapes Appalachian State test, 25-23

D'Eriq King of the Miami Hurricanes celebrates a first down against the Appalachian State Mountaineers during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Michael Reaves, 2021 Getty Images)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A cat survived a scare. So did the Miami Hurricanes.

D’Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, freshman Andy Borregales kicked a go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining and No. 22 Miami rallied to beat Appalachian State 25-23.

Cam’Ron Harris rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown for Miami and Don Chaney Jr. had a rushing score before leaving in the first half with a leg injury.

Jalen Virgil had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Camerun Peoples had 95 rushing yards and a score for the Mountaineers.

But the catch that some won’t forget anytime soon didn’t even involve a football.

A cat somehow got into Hard Rock Stadium and ended up dangling from the upper deck. It was caught by fans who unfurled an American flag to serve as a makeshift net.

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