Updated 6:57 p.m. ET: Dan Sileo must be going out of his mind right now.
It was an up-and-down game for Miami, which led big early, then trailed and then came back before finally topping Georgia Tech 42-36 in overtime. After letting the ‘Canes drive 91 yards for a game-tying touchdown with under a minute to play, GT failed to convert a fourth-and-inches in overtime. Two plays later, UM running back Mike James ran it in from 25 yards out for the game-winning touchdown.
Credit the Hurricanes for not giving up on the game despite losing receiver Malcolm Lewis (see below) to a nasty leg injury, not to mention a 19-point lead which it had built early. This is the kind of win that Al Golden may not have gotten out of his team last year.
And here I was freaking out about a finger injury. That would actually be welcome news for Miami wide receiver Malcolm Lewis, who suffered a gruesome lower leg (or, perhaps ankle) injury this afternoon against Georgia Tech.
Lewis sustained what appeared to be either a compound fracture or major ankle injury in the first quarter against the Yellow Jackets. Coach Al Golden was there for Lewis as team trainers apparently set something back into place. Here’s a powerful photo of the incident. Lewis had to be carted off the field.
A freshman, Lewis has already made an immediate impact on the field for the Hurricanes. He had one catch this afternoon before suffering the injury and has eight on the season.
Georgia Tech currently leads Miami 22-19 at the half.
(Hat tip: South Florida Sun-Sentinel)