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Miami 22
Nebraska 0

Jan. 1, 1992
Miami, FL
Miami       13    0    9    0   -  22
Nebraska     0    0    0    0   -   0

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      NU 
First Downs ............ 25       9 
  Rushing .............. 14       6 
  Passing ............... 9       3 
  Penalty ............... 2       0 
Net Rushing Yards ..... 182      82 
  Attempts ............. 44      38 
  Yards Gained ........ 192     122 
  Yards Lost ........... 10      40 
Net Passing Yards ..... 257      89 
  Attempted ............ 41      19 
  Completed ............ 19       7 
  Intercepted ........... 2       2 
Total Net Yards ....... 439     171 
  Offensive Plays .......85      57 
  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

Official recap

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 vs. NU 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.

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Rushing 
Miami      No     Net     LP     TD 
Jones      30     144     18      1 
Marucci     3      23     10      0 
Torretta    5      11      7      0 
Spencer     1       4      4      0 

NU         No     Net     LP     TD 
C.Jones    15      69     17      0 
Joseph      2      18     19      0 
Lewis       7      17      4      0 
D. Brown    5      10      4      0 
McCant      9     -32      4      0

Passing 
Miami     Att   Cp   I   Yds   LP  TD   Sks 
Torretta   41   19   2   257   38   1   2-13 

NU        Att   Cp   I   Yds   LP  TD   Sks 
McCant     18    6   2    80   32   0   5-30

Receiving 
Miami       No   Yds   LP   TD 
D.Williams   8   126   36    1 
Thomas       5    73   38    0 
Bell         2    28   19    0 
Marucci      1    10   10    0 
Spencer      1     9    9    0 
Ch. Jones    1     6    6    0 
Copeland     1     5    5    0 

NU          No   Yds   LP   TD 
Mitchell     3    57   32    0 
Muhammad     1    16   16    0 
Hawkins      1     9    9    0 
Bostick      1     1    1    0

Punting 
Miami    No   Yds   Avg    LP 
Snyder    5   165   33.0   41 

NU       No   Yds   Avg    LP 
Stigge    8   309   38.6   46

Field Goals
Miami - Huerta, 24-made, 24-made, 54-made, 29-miss
NU - Bennett, 43-miss

Returns 
Miami         PR     KOR     IR 
K. Williams  6/24   1/28 
Brown               1/42 
D. Williams                 1/0 

NU            PR     KOR     IR 
Dixon        1/0  
Hughes              2/44 
Legette                     2/3 
Turner              1/9        

Nebraska Defensive Statistics
Tackles (UT-AT-TT):
Byrd 3-9-12, Parrella 3-8-11, Stewart 3-8-11, Petko 5-5-10, Anderson 3-6-9, Carmer 3-4-7, Hill 3-4-7, Beler 2-5-7, Legette 4-2-6, Engelbert 1-5-6, Cotton 2-3-5, Hughes 2-3-5, Alberts 2-2-4, White 1-3-4, Gray 3-0-3, D. Jones 2-0-2, Ramaekers 1-1-2, Dumas 0-2-2, Geiken 1-0-1, McCant 1-0-1, Mitchell 1-0-1, Muhammad 1-0-1, Turner 1-0-1, Liewer 0-1-1, McDuffy 0-1-1.

Tackles for loss (No.-Yds.): (includes sacks) Anderson 1-12, Dumas 1-4, Alberts 1-2, Parrella 1-2, D. Jones 1-1.

Sacks (No.-Yds.): Anderson 1-12, D. Jones 1-1.

Fumbles caused: Parrella 1.

Fumbles recovered: none.

Pass breakups: Byrd 2, Beler 1, Cotton 1, Legette 1.

QB hurries-Int. caused: Alberts 3-1, Beler 3-0, Stewart 3-0, Engelbert 2-0, Petko 2-0, Parrella 1-0, White 1-0.