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Miami QB Malik Rosier beat Notre Dame days after father suffered stroke

Miami QB Malik Rosier beat Notre Dame days after father suffered stroke

Now it's No. 3 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings behind one-loss Clemson! A win in that game would send Miami to the playoff title game the following week in Atlanta.

Per ESPN's Edward Aschoff, Eli Rosier collapsed on his way to work on November 6 where doctors informed him there was "a hole in between one of his lungs and his heart".

"He was like, 'I'm glad the game wasn't close or you would have given me another stroke.", Rosier told ESPN. You have to take account of the people that are in your life and don't take them for granted.

Two days later, Eli collapsed on his way to work and was taken to the hospital where doctors found a hole in between one of his lungs and heart. He tried to reassure his son that he would be fine, but Malik said he struggled to focus on his preparation for Notre Dame, telling Aschoff he felt "out of sorts" and was "forgetting stuff and not able to concentrate".

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Eli's wife, Malik's stepmother, told the quarterback about his father. So his mother informed Mark Richt and his staff.

Malik Rosier said he didn't want to tell his coaches that he was thinking about his father and was distracted in the lead-up to the game against the Irish. He was 15-24 for 137 yards passing and a touchdown and had nine carries for 44 yards and a score.

Eli is now undergoing rehab and is scheduled to have surgery next Monday.

The 'Canes moved up four spots to No. 3 in the latest list, putting them in prime position to be one of the four teams selected should they win their remaining three games - their home finale Saturday against Virginia, Nov. 24th at Pittsburgh and the ACC Championship Game on December 2nd against Clemson. He's also planning to make the trip to the ACC Championship Game in Charlotte on December 2.