On Saturday night the Miami Hurricanes will play the Wisconsin Badgers in the Orange Bowl which is a game that has quite the history for the Canes. Let’s take some time and reflect back at some of Miami’s best Orange Bowl performances:
4. January 2nd 1992
#1 Miami would take on #11 Nebraska for what would prove to be a national title for the Canes provided they beat the Cornhuskers. Miami would come in unscathed after a great season that included a 17-16 win over then #1 FSU and a 26-20 win over #9 Penn State. In this contest Miami dominated completely shutting down Nebraska en-route to a 22-0 victory.
3. January 2, 1989
#2 Miami would face #6 Nebraska where Miami came in 10-1 their only loss that season of course happened against Notre Dame in the famed Catholics vs. Convicts match up. Anyways Miami would prove dominant again in this one winning 23-3
2. January 1, 1988
In the previous year #2 Miami tangled with #1 Oklahoma. This was important as people were starting to question whether Jimmy Johnson could deliver a national title. After taking over in 1984 Johnson hadn’t delivered a title to Miami. The 1987 team came in with moderate expectations, however by year’s end they would prove to have one of the most dominant seasons in history. When Miami took down Oklahoma 20-14 they would end up knocking off six ranked opponents by an average of 23.9 points only allowing a total of 125 all season.
1. January 1, 1984
This was huge match up between #5 ranked Miami and #1 ranked Nebraska. Miami would come in 10-1 with their only loss was to Florida in the first game of the season. This was a battle with Miami being led by QB Bernie Kosar. On the other side of the ball were the dominant Cornhuskers with QB Turner Gill and Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier. This is considered one of the greatest football games ever played with Miami winning after a failed two point attempt by Nebraska at the end of the game. Miami’s win would propel them to their first ever national title.
Of course all these games mentioned were played in the actual Orange Bowl which has a special place in every Miami Hurricanes fan’s heart. This one is in Hard Rock Stadium of course, which became quite the home field advantage this season for Miami.
News1 week ago
Report- Former USF coach Leavitt out as Oregon DC, FSU next?
News3 days ago
Was Spring AAF league on verge of folding?
Jacksonville Jaguars4 days ago
Jaguars make contract moves Monday afternoon
Florida State Seminoles7 days ago
FSU offensive line coach Greg Frey dismissed Friday morning
Florida State Seminoles6 days ago
Florida State already has line coach targeted
Florida Gators5 days ago
Tim Tebow on lure of AAF Spring league: “Coach Spurrier keeps calling”
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1 week ago
Bucs released DE Vinny Curry Tuesday
Tampa Bay Buccaneers3 days ago
Bucs sign veteran RB Andre Ellington