D'Eriq King has a Heisman type of game for Miami Hurricanes in win at NC State

Dan Rorabaugh
Palm Beach Post

The No. 10 Miami Hurricanes stormed back to beat North Carolina State on Friday night, and it was almost all thanks to quarterback D'Eriq King.

The transfer from Houston accounted for 535 of Miami's 620 yards in the Hurricanes' 44-41 win in Raleigh. King added several incredible passes to his Heisman reel, going 31 of 41 passing for 430 yards and five touchdowns. He added 105 yards on 15 carries.

King was amazing from the start, breaking out on a long run and dropping perfect passes to multiple receivers. The early gem of the night was a dime to Mike Harley in the corner of the end zone.

The greatest strike closed out Miami's rally from 10 points down in the fourth quarter. With just under 3 minutes to go and trailing by 3, King hit Harley on a 54-yard touchdown to put the 'Canes ahead for good.

According to ESPN, King is the only FBS player in 25 years to throw five touchdowns and no interceptions in a game for two teams, after doing the same in 2018 for Houston. King was the first Hurricane to throw three TD passes and run for 50 yards in the first half since Jacory Harris in 2008.

Hurricanes fans (and alumni) were ecstatic.

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