The NC State Wolfpack came oh so close to upsetting No. 11 Miami on Friday night in Raleigh, but Hurricanes quarterback D’Eriq King put together an absolutely ridiculous performance to lead Miami to a 44-41 win.

In the passing game, King completed 31-of-41 passes for 430 yards and five touchdowns (with no interceptions). King’s fifth touchdown of the night beat the NC State blitz with a quick slant pass, and Mike Harley took it 54 yards to the house for what would serve as the game-winning touchdown (after Miami trailed by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter).

King was also extremely productive as a ball-carrier, running 15 times for 105 yards (7.0 AVG).

Add up the passing yards and rushing yards, and that’s 535 total yards for King in the victory. This is actually the third time King has had at least five passing touchdowns and at least 100 rushing yards in a game during his illustrious college football career. No other FBS player has done that over the last 20 seasons.

King has been an incredible addition for the Hurricanes this season after transferring from Houston. Miami is now 6-1 (5-1 in ACC play), and their only loss was against No. 1 Clemson on the road.

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