MIAMI -- Gino Torretta passed for a school-record 468 yards and three touchdowns Saturday to lead No. 2 Miami to a 48-16 victory over San Jose State.
Torretta, making his second start in place of the injured Craig Erickson, surpassed the record of 447 yards set by Bernie Kosar in a loss to Boston College in 1984. The performance also broke Kosar's total offense record for the Hurricanes.
Torretta, a redshirt freshman, completed 32 of 49 passes, one short of the completion record of 33 set by Steve Walsh in a victory over Arkansas last year. He threw touchdown passes of 18 yards to Lamar Thomas, 38 to Wesley Carroll, and 17 yards to tight end Randy Bethel.
Miami also scored on runs of 1 yard by Shannon Crowell, 2 by Steve McGuire and 8 by Alex Johnson, along with field goals of 37 and 41 yards by Carlos Huerta.
The victory improved Miami's record to 6-0 and dropped San Jose State to 2-3.
San Jose State scored in the second quarter on a 36-yard pass from Matt Veatch to Kevin Evans. Veatch ran around the right side for the two-point conversion.
San Jose State added another score with 1:06 to play on a 3-yard pass from Ralph Martini to James Courtney. Martini added two more points on a pass to Rich Sarlette.
The Spartans' first touchdown narrowed the score to 17-8 at halftime. But the Hurricanes responded in the third quarter with a 65-yard touchdown drive, capped by Crowell's dive with 10:27 left in the period and on Huerta's 41-yard field goal to make the score 27-8.
The Hurricanes scored again on Bethel's TD catch with 54 seconds left in the quarter, set up by a 28-yard punt by San Jose State's Jim Hughes.
Miami scored again with 9:28 left in the game on a 78-yard drive capped by McGuire's run, and Johnson scored two plays after Pee Wee Smith returned a punt 63 yards.
Torretta's 18-yard TD pass to Thomas over Spartan cornerback Paul Franklin opened the scoring with 7:24 to go in the first quarter. The score finished off a 10-play, 71-yard drive and came on the first play after a 22-yard completion from Torretta to Randal Hill.
Huerta's 37-yard field goal widened the margin to 10-0 as the first quarter ended.
Carroll caught three passes on Miami's next drive -- an 18-yarder down the right sidelines, and a 9-yarder up the middle and the 38-yard touchdown pass from Torretta.
San Jose State's touchdown midway through the half was set up by a sack by linebacker Lynell Mayo on fourth-and-1, giving the Spartans the ball on their own 48.
The big play on the ensuing drive was a 7-yard punch up the middle by Sheldon Canley, with a 15-yard personal foul penalty tacked on. Then came Veatch's scoring pass to Evans over freshman safety Darryl Williams.