Miami Hurricanes quarterback Tyler Van Dyke had the opportunity to play in front of a huge hostile crowd at Texas A&M last Saturday.
Such environments are what it prefers. He told reporters last week that he liked “going into another team’s stadium and playing to keep the crowd quiet.”
The sophomore developed this answer by talking to former Florida Gators and NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer on his show, The Room.
“I like away matches more. … We don’t really have a lot of student atmosphere because we play Hard Rock, ”Van Dyke said in an interview that was published on Jordan Palmer’s TikTok on Saturday. “So we’re about 25 minutes from campus so a lot of students don’t go up most of the game unless it’s a big game.
“That’s why I like to go to away stadiums and watch the student atmosphere and calm the crowd.”
Palmer agreed with Van Dyke that road games were better.
“When you silence the crowd, when you throw a touchdown pass on the third and long leg – it was as loud as it gets, it immediately went quiet and the only people celebrating are the people who actually put their work into you: the coaching staff, coaches, equipment managers, people on the sidelines and players, ”said Palmer. “Some of my most memorable games I’ve played have been like big road wins.”
Playing in front of more than 107,000 people at Kyle Field on Saturday, Van Dyke covered 21 yards from 41 to 217 yards. Miami lost 17-9 in their first road game of the season. Van Dyke holds a 2-3 career record on the road, with losses to Florida State, Texas A&M and UNC, and also beats Duke and Pittsburgh.
Miami announced a total turnout of 103,217 people in the first two games of the season which were against Bethune-Cookman and Southern Miss. The opening game attracted 56,795 fans while the second game drew 46,422. Hard Rock Stadium, which is approximately 22 miles from the Hecht Athletic Center, has an official capacity of 65,326.
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