Sun Belt Conference

Kaaya leads No. 25 Miami over Appalachian State 45-10

When Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya threw an interception on a goal line that gave briefly gave Appalachian State some life in the third quarter, he didn't panic — nor did his teammates.

"In years past we would close in and fold a little bit and maybe guys would point fingers and go back and forth," Kaaya said.

Instead, Kaaya led the 25th-ranked Hurricanes on back-to-back touchdown drives as Miami soundly defeated Appalachian State 45-10 in front of a record crowd of 34,658 at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kaaya threw for 368 yards and three scores, Mark Walton ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns as Miami improved to 3-0.

Kaaya, who is expected to be one of...

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