Miami Hurricanes Usually Blowout ND When they Host

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Stacy Coley
SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 29: Stacy Coley /
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Notre Dame traveled to South Florida after winning their season opener against the Boilermakers and a loss at Michigan State. The Hurricanes throttled the Irish for the second straight time at the Orange Bowl. On their way to their first National Championship, the Miami Hurricanes defeated Notre Dame 20-0.

Bernie Kosar threw for 215 yards and a touchdown as the Hurricanes won their third in a row after the loss to the Gators. That was Miami’s first of three wins against ranked teams that season. The Final one being the victory over Nebraska in the Orange Bowl game to win the National Championship.

The 1985 game in Miami could have been the one to cement the rivalry. Notre Dame coach Gerry Faust announced his resignation during the week leading up to the game. Miami dominated throughout. It was the fourth quarter though that really amped up the rivalry.

The Hurricanes scored a touchdown in the final minute of the third quarter. That extended their lead to 37-7. After Miami tacked on another 21 points in the fourth quarter to make the final score 58-7 many accused then Miami Head Coach Jimmy Johnson of running up the score.