Miami starts Jake Garcia at QB with Tyler Van Dyke injured

Jake Garcia got the start Saturday in place of injured quarterback Tyler Van Dyke for Miami's 14-12 four-overtime victory against Virginia on Saturday.

Van Dyke injured his right shoulder against Duke last week and did not return to the game. Coach Mario Cristobal was tight-lipped during the week about the nature of the injury and how long Van Dyke would be out, saying only that Van Dyke had practiced "very little" during the week but had "improved a bunch." Cristobal also said, "Jake has practiced really well."

Garcia went 15-of-29 for 125 yards and no touchdowns in the victory against the Cavaliers.

The season has not gone quite as expected for Van Dyke or the Hurricanes, who are 3-5 after Saturday's loss. Last season, Van Dyke emerged as the starter after D'Eriq King got hurt and went on to throw for 2,931 yards with 35 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Garcia was an ESPN 300 prospect when he signed with Miami in December 2020 from Loganville, Georgia.