ACC Official Sponsors
Tickets & Travel
Legal & Advertising
Miami (3-0) came in having scored a school-record 108 points in its first two games in wins over Florida A&M and Florida Atlantic. The Hurricanes picked up where they left off, scoring on their first four possessions to build a 24-0 lead.
Walton set the tone, busting through the middle of the line on Miami's first play from scrimmage and racing 80 yards untouched to the end zone. Kaaya added first quarter TD passes to David Njoku and Stacy Coley.
"There is a lot of weight on his shoulders, but he handles it well," Miami coach Mark Richt said of Kaaya. "... It was nice to see him play a really solid game."
Coley finished with five catches for 85 yards and two touchdowns.
"We have been tackling really well, but we didn't tackle well today," Appalachian State coach Scott Satterfield said. "They are big backs, but we have to bring them down."
Appalachian State's top running back Marcus Cox left the game in the first half with a lower body injury and did not return.