Miami, Fla., Jan. 1, 1992--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 beat Nebraska, 36-21, at Lincoln in September. The Hurricanes were No. 1 in the Associated Press poll, while the Huskies claimed the top spot in the USA Today/CNN Coaches poll. It was the second straight year for a split 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 held Nebraska to 82 rushing yards after the Huskers had won the NCAA rushing title in the regular season at 353.2 yards per game.

1992 Orange Bowl

Teams

1

2

3

4

Final

Nebraska

0

0

0

0

0

Miami

13

0

9

0

22


Statistics

NU

UM

First Downs

9

25

Rushing, Net

82

182

Passes Att., Comp., Int.

19-7-2

41-19-2

Passing, Net

89

257

Total Offense

171

439

Scoring Summary
First Quarter
UM-Kevin Williams 8 pass from Gino Torretta (Carlos Huerta kick), 11:04
UM-FG Huerta 24, 5:04
UM-FG Huerta 24, 4:02

Third Quarter
UM-Larry Jones 1 run (Torretta pass failed), 11:19
UM-FG Huerta 54, 2:33