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Kaaya's 4 TDs lead Miami past No. 14 West Virginia, 31-14

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Miami fans asked Brad Kaaya to end the school's 10-year bowl-victory drought, and he delivered.

Now they have another request.

''One more year! One more year!'' they chanted at Kaaya on Wednesday night, after he threw four touchdown passes to help Miami top No. 14 West Virginia 31-14 in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

And it's easy to see why they're clamoring for the school's most prolific quarterback to return.

Kaaya completed 24 of 34 passes for 282 yards for Miami (9-4) - and went 18 for 19 in one dazzling stretch, the lone incompletion in that span being a drop. The four TDs tied both a Miami bowl record and Kaaya's collegiate best.

''I've got some soul-searching to do,'' said Kaaya, who already was Miami's career leader in passing yards and took over the No. 1 spots in attempts and completions on Wednesday.

''Regardless of if I'm here or not next season, I think this team is headed to greatness,'' Kaaya added. ''I think there's a lot of good things going on and a lot of progress has been made, so I think this team will be good regardless of what happens over the next few days.''

Skyler Howard passed for 134 yards and ran for a touchdown for West Virginia (10-3), which fell to 3-17 against Miami. Kennedy McKoy also had a touchdown run for the Mountaineers, who committed 11 penalties and allowed four sacks.

West Virginia came in averaging more than 500 yards per game. Miami held the Mountaineers to 229.

''That's the best defense we faced all year,'' West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen said.

Miami's offense wasn't bad, either.

The Hurricanes had lost six straight bowl games, and punted on their first six possessions Wednesday. But Kaaya finally got rolling, and Miami soon had total control.

Kaaya connected with Ahmmon Richards, Malcolm Lewis and Braxton Berrios for touchdowns in the final 6:30 of the first half to get Miami rolling, and found David Njoku for another touchdown on the first possession of the second half.

''They were ready to play,'' Holgorsen said. ''This meant a lot to them. ... Outcoached us, outplayed us on all three sides.''

THE TAKEAWAY

West Virginia: The Mountaineers fell short of tying a school record for wins in a season. There have been five teams in West Virginia's 125 years of football to win 11 games. ... West Virginia fell to 2-10 in bowl games played in Florida. ... It was the first time the Mountaineers and Hurricanes played since 2003, when both were in the Big East.

Miami: Freshman linebacker Michael Pinckney was ejected for targeting with 10:55 left in the third quarter, and per NCAA rule will have to sit out the first half of next season's opener. ... Not only did Miami punt on its first six possessions, but it went three-and-out on the first five of those.

NJOKU GONE

Njoku announced after the game that he's skipping his final two seasons of eligibility and entering the NFL Draft, after being told that he is potentially a first-round pick.

''It's kind of bittersweet, leaving my team a couple years early,'' Njoku said.

The redshirt sophomore caught eight touchdown passes this season.

BOWL STREAK

Among the 109 teams that won bowl games since Miami's last postseason victory in 2006: The other Miami (Ohio), Old Dominion (which didn't even have football in 2006), and all six of the other FBS teams from the state of Florida - Florida, Florida State, Central Florida, South Florida, Florida Atlantic and Florida International.

ORLOSKY REFLECTS

West Virginia center Tyler Orlosky, one of the best at his position in the country this season, said he will look back on this season with pride.

''To be able to go out with 10 wins says a lot. ... We may not have won today, but we won the season in my opinion,'' Orlosky said.

LEWIS' CAREER

Lewis wrapped up his Miami career in a most memorable way. His TD catch in the second quarter was his first in a 35-game span for Miami, and was the third scoring grab of his career. The bowl game was Lewis' 50th and final game as a Hurricane, making him the 11th to play so many at Miami. His freshman season in 2012 ended after four games when he endured a badly broken ankle at Georgia Tech, so he was able to get a fifth year of eligibility.

UP NEXT

West Virginia: The Mountaineers ended this season against an ACC opponent, and start next season with one. West Virginia plays Virginia Tech at FedExField on Sept. 2.

Miami: The Hurricanes' Week 1 opponent for next season hasn't been announced, one of many things to be sorted out in the coming weeks.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 4:32
15-M.Badgley 30 yards Field Goal is Good.
10
plays
-6
yds
03:18
pos
14
31
Point After TD 7:50
48-M.Molina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
28
Touchdown 7:50
3-S.Howard runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
90
yds
03:14
pos
13
28
Point After TD 11:04
15-M.Badgley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
28
Touchdown 11:04
15-B.Kaaya complete to 86-D.Njoku. 86-D.Njoku runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
120
yds
03:56
pos
7
27
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:27
15-M.Badgley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
21
Touchdown 0:27
15-B.Kaaya complete to 8-B.Berrios. 8-B.Berrios runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
75
yds
00:52
pos
7
20
Point After TD 2:11
15-M.Badgley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 2:11
15-B.Kaaya complete to 9-M.Lewis. 9-M.Lewis runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
59
yds
02:18
pos
7
13
Point After TD 6:30
15-M.Badgley extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:30
15-B.Kaaya complete to 82-A.Richards. 82-A.Richards runs 51 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
51
yds
00:14
pos
7
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:40
48-M.Molina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 5:40
4-K.McKoy runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
39
yds
1:15
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 11 21
Rushing 3 4
Passing 6 14
Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Conv 6-17 3-12
4th Down Conv 0-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 273 369
Total Plays 66 68
Avg Gain 4.1 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 101 81
Rush Attempts 40 34
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 2.4
Net Yards Passing 172 288
Comp. - Att. 17-26 24-34
Yards Per Pass 6.6 8.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-38 1-6
Penalties - Yards 11-108 8-89
Touchdowns 3 4
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 0 4
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 8-44.1 7-40.1
Return Yards 27 31
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-11
Kickoffs - Returns 2-27 1-20
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 4/4
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
16 West Virginia 10-3 707014
Miami (Fla.) 9-4 02110031
172 PASS YDS 288
101 RUSH YDS 81
273 TOTAL YDS 369
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Howard 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.4% 134 0 0 108.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.4% 3462 26 10 144.3
S. Howard 17/26 134 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Howard 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 63 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
163 526 11
S. Howard 21 63 1 29
J. Crawford 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
169 1200 4
J. Crawford 6 16 0 9
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 276 1
M. Pettaway 3 16 0 13
K. McKoy 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 12 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
75 484 6
K. McKoy 2 12 2 6
R. Shell III 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
119 514 5
R. Shell III 6 0 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Shorts Jr. 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 61 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 61 0
D. Shorts Jr. 5 61 0 26
S. Gibson 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
46 975 8
S. Gibson 3 24 0 15
J. Durante 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 22 0
J. Durante 3 22 0 13
D. Mathis 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 68 0
D. Mathis 1 11 0 11
J. Crawford 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 77 1
J. Crawford 2 9 0 7
R. Shell III 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 106 0
R. Shell III 1 6 0 6
K. McKoy 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 69 1
K. McKoy 1 5 0 5
M. Pettaway 32 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 17 0
M. Pettaway 1 -4 0 -4
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Benton 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 1 0.0
A. Benton 7-3 0.0 0
D. Long 11 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 0.0
D. Long 6-3 0.0 0
Ky. White 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
Ky. White 5-0 0.0 0
A. Crawford 1 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
A. Crawford 4-0 0.0 0
R. Douglas 13 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
R. Douglas 4-4 0.0 0
N. Nwachukwu 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
N. Nwachukwu 4-1 0.0 0
J. Harper 22 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
J. Harper 4-0 0.0 0
T. Avery 16 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
T. Avery 3-1 0.0 0
J. Arndt 30 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Arndt 3-0 0.0 0
C. Brown 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
C. Brown 2-0 1.0 0
D. Howard 49 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-4 0 0.0
D. Howard 2-4 0.0 0
A. Shuler II 88 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
A. Shuler II 2-1 0.0 0
X. Preston 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
X. Preston 1-0 0.0 0
M. Fleming 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Fleming 1-1 0.0 0
K. Sharif 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
K. Sharif 0-1 0.0 0
N. Green 91 TE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
N. Green 0-1 0.0 0
J. Tyler 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 2 0.0
J. Tyler 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Molina 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 2/2
SEASON FG XP
15/22 53/53
M. Molina 0/0 0 2/2 2
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Kinney 15 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 44.1 3
SEASON NO AVG IN20
67 42.0 3
B. Kinney 8 44.1 3 63
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Gibson 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 13.5 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
31 21.3 21 0
S. Gibson 2 13.5 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kaaya 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70.6% 282 4 0 179.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.6% 3814 31 7 152.5
B. Kaaya 24/34 282 4 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
M. Walton 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 52 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
17 52 0
M. Walton 17 52 0 16
G. Edwards 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
69 309 1
G. Edwards 10 19 0 8
J. Yearby 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
105 624 7
J. Yearby 3 16 0 10
B. Kaaya 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 -139 1
B. Kaaya 2 -3 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
A. Richards 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 68 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
49 934 3
A. Richards 3 68 1 51
B. Berrios 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 64 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 242 3
B. Berrios 4 64 1 26
S. Coley 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 51 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
68 805 9
S. Coley 5 51 0 30
D. Njoku 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 44 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
48 742 9
D. Njoku 5 44 1 23
C. Herndon IV 23 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 372 2
C. Herndon IV 3 38 0 15
M. Lewis 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 19 1
M. Lewis 3 19 1 12
M. Walton 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 -2 0
M. Walton 1 -2 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Carter Sr. 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Carter Sr. 6-0 0.0 0
C. Elder 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
C. Elder 6-1 0.0 0
R. Jenkins 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
R. Jenkins 5-1 0.0 0
J. Jackson 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
J. Jackson 4-0 1.0 0
Z. McCloud 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
Z. McCloud 4-2 0.0 0
A. Colbert 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
A. Colbert 4-0 0.0 0
M. Pinckney 56 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
M. Pinckney 4-0 0.0 0
S. Quarterman 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
S. Quarterman 3-2 1.0 0
C. Thomas 9 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
C. Thomas 3-1 0.0 0
R. McIntosh 80 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.5
R. McIntosh 3-2 0.5 0
D. Jackson 31 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Jackson 2-0 0.0 0
T. Harris 33 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Harris 2-0 0.0 0
C. Jenkins 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
C. Jenkins 2-0 1.0 0
Ja. Johnson 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
Ja. Johnson 1-1 0.0 0
K. Norton 7 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Norton 1-1 0.0 0
A. Moten 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
A. Moten 1-1 0.0 0
D. Owens 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.5
D. Owens 0-2 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
M. Badgley 15 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 4/4
SEASON FG XP
22/27 57/59
M. Badgley 1/1 30 4/4 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Vogel 16 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 40.1 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
71 43.4 2
J. Vogel 7 40.1 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Lewis 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
M. Lewis 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
B. Berrios 8 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 3.7 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 10.3 11 1
B. Berrios 3 3.7 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WVU 25 1:00 3 15
12:13 WVU 20 3:43 10 5 Punt
6:42 MIAMI 39 1:02 4 39 TD
4:36 WVU 40 2:09 6 16 Punt
0:18 WVU 46 0:13 2 2
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 WVU 48 0:40 1 6 Punt
13:17 WVU 44 0:49 4 -5 Punt
9:26 WVU 5 2:33 5 -1 Punt
6:30 WVU 25 1:53 4 8 Punt
2:11 WVU 25 0:39 3 -8 Punt
0:21 WVU 6 0:00 1 -1
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:04 WVU 25 3:14 10 75 TD
4:20 WVU 21 2:30 6 24
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:20 WVU 17 3:52 10 32
2:42 WVU 16 1:35 3 -1 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:52 WVU 40 1:27 4 -8 Punt
8:18 MIAMI 8 1:23 4 7 Punt
5:34 MIAMI 20 0:50 3 6 Punt
2:19 MIAMI 11 1:53 3 9 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 MIAMI 13 0:46 3 3 Punt
12:18 MIAMI 32 2:40 8 18 Punt
6:44 MIAMI 49 0:14 1 51 TD
4:29 MIAMI 41 2:18 6 59 TD
1:19 MIAMI 30 0:52 6 70 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIAMI 25 3:56 10 75 TD
7:50 MIAMI 40 3:18 10 -6 FG
1:41 MIAMI 45 1:03 3 12
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 MIAMI 36 0:30 1 10 Punt
10:23 WVU 49 7:35 12 33
0:54 MIAMI 22 0:26 2 -3