Phillip Dorsett had a huge day for the Hurricanes, and started the scoring when he caught a 63-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brad Kaaya. It was the first of two long touchdowns for Dorsett, who finished the game with 201 yards receiving. That was good for third best in school history.
After Arkansas State tied the game at 7-7, Kaaya found Clive Walford for a 19-yard touchdown pass. Walford finished the game with three catches for 57 yards and a score.
Duke Johnson's 33-yard touchdown run made it 20-7 to close out the first quarter. Johnson finished the game with 90 yards on the ground. He also caught a couple passes for 20 yards.
Johnson was one of two Hurricane running backs who found the endzone in this game. Gus Edwards scored from 27 yards out just before halftime to give Miami a 27-7 lead. Edwards finished with two carries for 38 yards.
A second Fredi Knighten touchdown with just seconds left in the first half made it 27-14 at halftime. Knighten finished the game with just five yards rushing but threw for 217 yards.
After Dorsett's second touchdown made it 34-14, Braxton Berrios caught a six yard touchdown to make it 41-14. Berrios caught three passes for 44 yards. Kaaya finished the game with four touchdown passes. He threw for 342 yards.
A fourth quarter touchdown run by Johnston White made it 41-20.
The Hurricanes will hit the road next weekend to take on Nebraska. The two teams last met in the Rose Bowl at the end of the 2001 season.