SportsCollege SportsUniversity of Miami


No. 22 Miami escapes with 25-23 win against Appalachian State

Andy Borregales kicks go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining
Miami Hurricanes QB D'Eriq King hands off to running back Donald Chaney vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers in 2021
Posted at 12:58 AM, Sep 12, 2021

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — A cat survived a scare. So did the Miami Hurricanes.

D'Eriq King threw for 200 yards and rushed for 67 more, freshman Andy Borregales kicked a go-ahead 43-yard field goal with 2:04 remaining and No. 22 Miami rallied to beat Appalachian State 25-23.

Miami Hurricanes kicker Andy Borregales celebrates with teammates after kicking game-winning FG vs. Appalachian State Mountaineers in 2021
Miami placekicker Andres Borregales (30) is mobbed by teammates after he made a field goal during the final minutes of the second half against Appalachian State, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

Cam'Ron Harris rushed for 91 yards and a touchdown for Miami and Don Chaney Jr. had a rushing score before leaving in the first half with a leg injury.

Jalen Virgil had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and Camerun Peoples had 95 rushing yards and a score for the Mountaineers.

But the catch that some won't forget anytime soon didn't even involve a football.

A cat somehow got into Hard Rock Stadium and ended up dangling from the upper deck. It was caught by fans who unfurled an American flag to serve as a makeshift net.