The Hurricanes finished 8-4 with a 29-24 victory on the road against a Pitt team that had previously lost to highly ranked Notre Dame, North Carolina and Iowa. But it had problems from the start against the Hurricanes.
Miami got 261 yards passing from quarterback Brad Kaaya, who moved into fifth place on the team’s all-time passing list. The Canes also had 99 yards from running back Joe Yearby and 80 yards receiving from Mark Walton. Darrin Hall had 103 yards rushing for Pitt.
For the Hurricanes, it was a tumultuous season in which coach Al Golden was fired. The team gave up 59 points to North Carolina and 58 to Clemson. Still, UM won four of their last five and should get a decent bowl bid out of their season.