Nebraska and Miami have combined for 10 national championships, including eight since 1983. Nebraska won its third national championship and first under Tom Osborne in 1994 by defeating Miami in the Orange Bowl. Miami also clinched three of its five national titles with wins over Nebraska in bowl games between 1983 and 2001. The 2014 Huskers will look to complete non-conference play unbeaten for the first time since 2011.
Nebraska is 3-0 on the season. Saturday’s game is the first of a home-and-home series with the Hurricanes. Nebraska will play at Miami on Sept. 19, 2015, to complete the two-game non-conference series. Miami comes into the game with a 2-1 record. The Hurricanes lost at Louisville to open the season on Labor Day. Miami comes to Lincoln having won eight consecutive regular season non-conference games.
Nebraska currently has the 8th ranked rushing offense in the country at 324 yards/game and an insane 7.4 yds/carry average. Miami’s rush defense sits at 16th, allowing 82 yards per game. Which unit will establish dominance? For more on this matchup, check out Husker Mike’s review.
Date/Time: September 20, 2014, 7:00 p.m. CDT
Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska. Capacity: 87,000
Series Record: The series between the schools is tied at five wins apiece. The schools have met six times in bowl games and four times in the regular season. Saturday’s game will be the first regular season meeting since a 17-9 victory by No. 2 Nebraska in Lincoln in 1976. Miami has captured four of the past five meetings in bowl games, with four of those contests on Miami’s home field in the Orange Bowl.
TV: ESPN2 Joe Tessitore, Play-by-Play; Brock Huard, Analyst; Shannon Spake, Sidelines
Radio: Huskers sports radio network with Greg Sharpe, Play-by-Play, Matt Davison, Analyst, Lane Grindle, Sidelines.
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Special Events: 1994 National Championship Team, Recognition, Brook Berringer Scholarship Presentation
Weather: It will be a warm day in Lincoln with the temperature around 82 degrees at kickoff. Wind will be from the south around 12 mph.
Odds: Nebraska is favored by 8 points