Sunday, September 4, 2016
MIAMI, Florida -- The Mark Richt Era began with a flourish Saturday night at Hard Rock Stadium, as the Miami Hurricanes made Richt’s homecoming a joyous one by crushing Florida A&M 70-3.
Miami scored 42 points in the third quarter, a UM record for one quarter, to reach the 70-point mark — six points shy of the most ever allowed by the Rattlers and the most ever scored by a Richt-coached team.
It was Miami’s third largest margin of victory ever and only the fourth time it scored at least 70 points.
“Very thankful for the victory,” Richt said. “I'll just say this: I really, really like it here.”
The crowd of 60,703 was ecstatic.
The Hurricanes played with passion — four true freshmen started, including three at linebacker; one scored a touchdown and true freshman Pat Bethel blocked a first-quarter punt.