Three Hurricanes Earn Weekly Conference Honors
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Three Miami Hurricanes earned recognition Monday for outstanding performances in a come-from-behind, 44-41 road win over NC State on Nov. 6.
D’Eriq King (ACC Quarterback of the Week), Michael Harley (ACC Receiver of the Week) and Jaelan Phillips (ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week) were all honored by the conference.
King became only the third quarterback in ACC history with a 400-yard passing, 100-yard rushing game, joining Louisville’s Lamar Jackson and Clemson’s Tajh Boyd. King had just the 13th 400-yard passing game by a Miami quarterback in history and became the first quarterback in school history to rush for 100 yards in a game. He became the second Miami quarterback to throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns in a game and posted the seventh-most passing yards in a game by a Miami quarterback all-time.
Two weeks after posting his best outing to date, Harley nearly topped the performance in Friday’s win. Harley had a game-high eight catches totaling a game-best 153 yards – just shy of his 10-catch, 170-yard performance in a win over Virginia – and scored two touchdowns, including the game-winning score late in the fourth quarter in a 54-yard sprint to the end zone. Over the last two games, Harley has posted 18 catches, 323 yards and three touchdowns.
Phillips delivered another strong performance for the Hurricanes, this time in posting a career-best 10 tackles in the win over NC State. Phillips added 1.5 tackles for loss, including a solo sack, and had one PBU in an impressive performance for the Miami defense. Phillips has started all seven games for the Hurricanes and totaled 29 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks so far this season.
The honor was the third this season for King, second for Harley and first for Phillips. Miami has had one player honored after each of its games this season.
The #9/#9 Hurricanes (6-1, 5-1 ACC) travel to Virginia Tech (4-3, 4-2 ACC) for a matchup at Lane Stadium on Sat., Nov. 14. Kickoff is set for noon on ESPN2.