Miami 22
Nebraska 0

Jan. 1, 1992 - 7 p.m. Central
Orange Bowl | Miami, FL | NBC
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Miami 13 0 9 0 22
Nebraska 0 0 0 0 0

1992 Orange Bowl photo Johnny MitchellThe Huskers’ biggest gain was this 32-yard reception by Johnny Mitchell. · Miami Herald · Newspapers.com

First Quarter 
MIA: Kevin Williams 8 pass from Gino Torretta (Carlos Huerta kick) 11:04 
MIA: FG Huerta 24, 5:04
MIA: FG Huerta 24, 4:02
Third Quarter
MIA: Larry Jones 1 run (Torretta pass failed) 11:19
MIA: FG Huerta 54, 2:33

Attendance: 77,747
                        MIA      NEB 
First Downs ............ 25        9 
  Rushing .............. 14        6 
  Passing ............... 9        3 
  Penalty ............... 2        0 
Rushes-Net Yards ... 44-182    38-82 
  Yards Gained ........ 192      122 
  Yards Lost ........... 10       40 
Net Passing Yards ..... 257       89 
  Comp-Att-Int .... 19-41-2   7-19-2 
Total Offense ...... 85-439   57-171 
  Average Gain ........ 5.2      3.0 
Returns-Yards ........ 8-66      3-3 
Fumbles-Lost .......... 3-0      3-2 
Penalized-Yards .... 12-143     6-36 
Interceptions-Yds .... 2-42      2-3 
Punts-Average ...... 5-33.0   8-38.6 
Punt Returns-Yds ..... 6-24      1-0 
K.O. Returns-Yds ..... 1-28     3-53 
Possession Time ..... 34:29    25:31 
Third-Down Conv. ..... 3-15     4-15 
Sacks By-Yards ....... 5-30     2-13

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Recap

‘Canes smother Huskers, claim share of crown

No. 1-ranked Miami, playing on its home field for at least a share of its fourth national title in nine years, used overwhelming team speed and a smothering defense to blank Nebraska, 22-0. It was the Cornhuskers’ first shutout defeat in 221 games since the 1973 season.

The win left the Hurricanes 12-0 on the season and (as it turned out) with a split national title with a 12-0 Washington team that had beaten Nebraska, 36-21, at Lincoln in September. The Hurricanes were No. 1 in the writers poll (Associated Press), while the Huskies claimed the top spot in the coaches poll (USA Today/CNN). It was the second-straight year for a split national title, and, for the second-straight year, Nebraska, 9-2-1, lost to both teams involved, having been defeated by Colorado and Georgia Tech the season before.

Miami’s domination against Nebraska might best be illustrated by the Huskers’ 82 rushing yards — after they had won the NCAA rushing title in the regular season at 353.2 yards per game.

1992 Orange Bowl photo PetkoGino Torretta completed this pass despite Mike Petko’s best efforts. · Miami Herald · Newspapers.com

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1991 schedule
04/27 Reds 43, Whites 21
09/07 Utah St. W 59-28
09/14 Colorado St. W 71-14
09/21 Washington L 21-36
09/28 @ Arizona St. W 18-9
10/12 @ Oklahoma St. W 49-15
10/19 Kansas St. W 38-31
10/26 Missouri W 63-6
11/02 @ Colorado L 19-19
11/09 @ Kansas W 59-23
11/16 Iowa St. W 38-13
11/29 Oklahoma W 19-14
01/01 Miami L 0-22
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