Offense explodes in Miami's 55-34 win

Miami had an offensive explosion on Saturday in a 55-34 win over Cincinnati.

It didn't take long for Miami to jump on the board in this game, thanks to an 80-yard touchdown run by Duke Johnson. The talented junior running back finished the game with 10 carries for 162 yards and a score.

Cincinnati answered the early Miami score with a touchdown on their own. Instead of taking just one play like Miami's 80-yard drive did, the Bearcats took 13 plays to cover the same distance. Quarterback Gunner Kiel capped it off with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Shaq Washington to tie the game at 7-7. Kiel finished the game with 355 yards and thee touchdowns. He was also picked off three times.

Miami went 85 yards later in the first quarter before Brad Kaaya connected with tight end Clive Walford for a 14-yard touchdown pass to give the Canes another lead. Kaaya finished the game with 286 yards and three scores while Walford caught four passes for 40 yards and that score.

Phillip Dorsett had the biggest day of all Miami's pass-catchers. One of his big plays came on a 28-yard touchdown reception from Kaaya early in the second quarter. Dorsett finished with three catches for 143 yards and two scores.

The teams exchanged field goals later in the second to make it 24-10 going into halftime.

Miami's defense created a big play of its own early in the third when defensive end Tyriq McCord picked off a Kiel pass downfield and then returned it 41 yards for a touchdown. That helped break the game open and gave Miami a three touchdown lead.

The teams traded third quarter field goals before Kaaya found a wide open Dorsett, who raced for a long touchdown that covered 79 yards.

Gus Edwards added a 40-yard touchdown late in the game to really seal it for the Hurricanes.

The win makes Miami 4-3 on the season, and 2-2 in the conference. They will have a week off before traveling to take on Virginia Tech in two weeks.

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