When did the Miami Hurricanes win the Orange Bowl?

When did the Miami Hurricanes win the Orange Bowl?

Despite winning five games in 1943, the Hurricanes struggled in 1944, winning only one game against seven defeats and a draw. With Harding's return in 1945, the Hurricanes went 9-1-1 and made their first trip to the Orange Bowl since 1934, defeating Holy Cross 13-6 in a historic contest. The following year, 1946, saw another undefeated season for Miami (9-0-1), who defeated Penn State 14-7 in the Orange Bowl.

Their last bowl appearance came in 1964, when they lost to Alabama 3-0 in the Sugar Bowl. Since then, the Hurricanes have not appeared in a bowl game.

An NCAA record ten consecutive victories had put Miami at the top of the national rankings, but they fell from number one to number three after losing the final game of the regular season to Florida State. The 'Canes recovered quickly though, winning nine out of their next ten games to claim their fifth national championship.

Holy Cross finished the season with an 8-2-1 record and was ranked #4. The victory over Holy Cross is considered by many historians as the beginning of the "Miami Hurricane" era, as that was the first season under coach Frank McGuire. From there on, the Hurricanes won more than half of their games every year except for 1973 when they went 7-3-1. They have never been relegated from the top division of college football.

What was the University of Miami football score in 1972?

The Hurricanes were winless after three games in 1972 and were playing at home against Tulane when a fifth-down play handed Miami a 24-21 victory. Late in the game, the Hurricanes faced a first-and-10 from Tulane's 12-yard line. Head coach Don Shula called for an off-tackle run by quarterback Bob Woodson, who raced 75 yards for a touchdown with less than two minutes left to play.

Woodson would go on to have a great career at Miami, finishing with 3,747 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also returned five punts for scores during his time there.

The Miami Herald reported that the victory over Tulane "was the best moment in a dismal season" for the Hurricanes. The paper went on to say that Miami had no chance to win the game unless it could find a way to move the ball downfield. They finished the season with only 70 rushing yards in their other three games.

In 1973, the Hurricanes improved to 7-3-1 but lost their last three games of the season. They ended up ranked No. 10 in the country.

Miami won its first game of 1974 34-7 over North Carolina State. The following week, they traveled to New York City to face Notre Dame in what was dubbed the "Game of the Century".

How many bowl games have the Miami Hurricanes played in?

Miami's football team has competed in 35 bowl games, going 19-19 for a.500 winning %. The Orange Bowl has been the Canes' most frequent bowl destination, with a 6-3 record in nine appearances.

The Lombardi Trophy didn't make its appearance until Super Bowl V, when the Colts upset the Dallas Cowboys in another Super Bowl first: a game winner! Shula was coaching in his first of five Super Bowls, and the only one played in Miami.

What was the University of Miami football record in 1946?

The Canes finished 9-1-1, including one of the most memorable Orange Bowl games in history. On January 1, 1946, UM and Holy Cross battled to a 6-6 deadlock with seconds left. The game ended in a frenzy as both teams scored twice with less than a minute remaining. The final score was 7-7, but many consider it a victory for Miami because they came back from down 0-3 to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. This is the only time in NCAA history that two college football teams have played to a 6-6 tie.

Miami's record earned them a spot in the Orange Bowl against the defending national champion Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. The game was held on New Year's Day at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. It was the first time these two programs had met on New Year's Day with both schools ranked in the top 10.

Georgia Tech jumped out to an early lead but Miami came back to take a 3-5-1 halftime lead. In the second half, both defenses stiffened up as neither team could get anything going on the ground so they switched to passing. Georgia Tech's Bud Wilkinson called his own number (number 12) five times in the third quarter alone as he looked for someone else to throw the ball to. During this three-play sequence, Wilkinson passed to six different receivers.

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