Freshman running back Duke Johnson made a name for himself Saturday against Boston College, busting off two long touchdown scampers to lead the Miami Hurricanes to a 41-32 victory over the Eagles on the road.
On the day, Johnson had 135 yards on just seven carries including the touchdowns from 54 and 56 yards out. Quarterback Stephen Morris did a solid job managing the game, completing 28-of-45 passes for 207 yards, one touchdown and one interception.
Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig had himself quite the game against Miami's inexperienced secondary, compiling 441 yards, two touchdowns and one interception on 32-of-51 passing but ultimately the Hurricanes defense would hold strong with an impressive goal line stand late.
After Miami scored 20 unanswered points in the second half, Rettig lead his team on 84-yard scoring drive that was capped off by a 17-yard touchdown pass to Tahj Kimble. Boston College would continue that momentum on their following drive, moving 81-yards before the Hurricanes decided to stand tall and stuff a fourth down quarterback sneak from the one-yard line.
Miami head coach Al Golden would then run all but four seconds off the clock before taking an intentional safety that would effectively ice the game.
The Hurricanes (1-0) remain on the road next week as they head to Kansas State Saturday to take on the Wildcats