Brad Kaaya threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns as Miami beat No. 16 West Virginia 31-14 in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Building on the ninth 10-win season in program history, No. 16 West Virginia accepted a bid to the Russell Athletic Bowl to face unranked Miami on Dec. 28.
The game is slated for 5:30 p.m. kickoff on ESPN from at Camping World Stadium in Orlando.
The Hurricanes (8-4, 5-3 ACC) rebounded from a four-game midseason losing streak to win their last four games, including 51-28 over Pitt. There was hope among some Mountaineers fans for a holiday-style Backyard Brawl,
Exree Loe is a 6’-0, 190 pound cornerback out of Johnstown, PA, only 90 miles from Morgantown. He originally committed to the University of Pittsburgh but chose to rescind that commitment to ensure he was making the best possible decision. Loe then narrowed his options down to the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Maryland Terrapins.
Ultimately, the wide-open offenses of the Big 12 and the opportunity to play immediately at West Virginia were more appealing than the run-heavy,