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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.
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. (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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