Miami 23
Nebraska 3

Jan. 2, 1989 - 7:17 p.m. Central
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL | NBC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th  T 
Miami 7 13 0 3 23
Nebraska 0 0 3 0 3
First Quarter
MIA: Leonard Conley 22 pass from Steve Walsh
    (Carlos Huerta kick) 7:00
Second Quarter
MIA: Huerta 18 field goal, 8:58
MIA: Conley 42 pass from Walsh (Huerta kick) 5:49
MIA: Huerta 37 field goal, 2:28
Third Quarter 
NEB: Gregg Barrios 50 field goal, 9:06
Fourth Quarter
MIA: Huerta 37 field goal, 7:32

Attendance: 79,480
                         MIA        NEB
First downs ............. 20         10
  Rushing ................ 5          7
  Passing ............... 13          2
  Penalty ................ 2          1
Rushes-net yards ..... 28-69      38-80
Passing yards .......... 285         55
  Comp-Att-Int ..... 23-48-3     8-22-3
Total offense ....... 76-354     60-135
Returns-yards ......... 6-47       3-31
Sacks by .............. 6-36       2-14
Punts-avg ............. 4-40       9-37
Fumbles-lost ........... 1-0        0-0
Penalties-yards ....... 7-60       5-45
Possession time ...... 30:16      29:44
Third-down conv. ...... 8/18       1/14
Fourth-down conv. ...... 0/0        1/2

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Rushing
MIA: Conley 10-40, Shannon Crowell 5-23.
NEB: Ken Clark 14-36, Bryan Carpenter 5-15.

Passing
MIA: Walsh 21-44-3-277, Craig Erickson 2-4-0-8.

NEB: Steve Taylor 8-21-2-55.

Receiving
MIA: Rob Chudzinski 5-94, Cleveland Gary 5-47, Conley 4-94.

NEB: Richard Bell 2-39, Nate Turner 1-6.

Missed field goals: none.

Interceptions
MIA: Rod Carter 1-0, Maurice Crum 1-0, Charles Pharms 1-0.

NEB: Charles Fryar 2-0, Tahaun Lewis 1-31.

Tackles (UT-AT-TT)
MIA: Carter 10-1-11, Crum 7-2-9, Russell Maryland 6-2-8.

NEB: LeRoy Etienne 7-5-12, Fryar 6-1-7, Mark Blazek, 5-0-5, Tim Jackson 4-1-5, Broderick Thomas 3-2-5.

Sacks
MIA: Greg Mark 2-18, Jimmie Jones 1-7, Bill Hawkins 1-6, Crum 1-5.

NEB: Thomas 1-8, Lorenzo Hicks 1-6.

MORE STATS & SCORING SUMMARY

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Recap
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1989 Orange Bowl sack of TaylorSteve Taylor is sacked by Miami’s Bill Hawkins for a six-yard loss during the second quarter. · The Miami Herald · Newspapers.com

Miami defense too much for Huskers

The Hurricanes gave sixth-ranked Nebraska no chance at an upset as they dominated the Huskers from start to finish in a 23-3 win.

Nebraska was kept out of the end zone for the first time since a 20-3 loss to Alabama in the 1978 opener at Birmingham, and the Hurricanes came within a whisker of keeping the Huskers off the scoreboard for the first time since 1973.

The Huskers’ only serious scoring threat came early in the second half after Tahaun Lewis picked off a Steve Walsh pass and returned it 31 yards to the Miami 37. On first down, I-back Ken Clark gained 16 yards to the 21, but after Steve Taylor was sacked for a 13-yard loss (one of six sacks against NU), Nebraska had to settle for a career-long 50-yard field goal by Gregg Barrios.

Full recap here.

1989 Orange Bowl Miami TDMiami’s Leonard Conley eludes Mike Croel and a diving Charles Fryar to score the game’s first touchdown. · South Florida Sun Sentinel · Newspapers.com

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Pregame & team info
1988 schedule
04/23 Reds 37, Whites 14
08/27 Texas A&M W 23-14
09/03 Utah St. W 63-13
09/10 @ UCLA L 28-41
09/24 Arizona St. W 47-16
10/01 UNLV W 48-6
10/08 @ Kansas W 63-10
10/15 Oklahoma St. W 63-42
10/22 @ Kansas St. W 48-3
10/29 Missouri W 26-18
11/05 @ Iowa St. W 51-16
11/12 Colorado W 7-0
11/19 @ Oklahoma W 7-3
01/02 @ Miami L 3-23
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