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The Greatest Moments In Hurricanes History

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5. Miami vs FSU, November 16, 1991

No. 2 Miami overcame a 16-7 fourth-quarter deficit to beat No. 1 Florida State 17-16 when Gerry Thomas, who had made three field goals on the day, missed a 34-yard field goal with 22 seconds left. The game was labeled 'Wide Right' and propelled the Hurricanes to their fourth national championship.

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4. Miami vs Nebraska, January 3, 2002

Stacked with future NFL stars Andre Johnson, Clinton Portis, Ed Reed, Vince Wilfork and a host of others, undefeated Miami waxed Nebraska 37-14 in the BCS national championship game, and it wasn't nearly that close. The Canes led 34-0 in the second quarter and cruised to their fifth national championship under rookie head coach Larry Coker.

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3. Miami vs Florida State, October 3, 1987

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Michael Irvin caught a 73-yard touchdown pass with 2:22 left and Miami overcame a 19-3 deficit to beat No. 4 Florida State 26-25 when the Seminoles failed on a two-point conversion with 42 seconds remaining. Quarterback Steve Walsh threw three touchdowns against FSU and Miami went on to record its first-ever undefeated season, capped by a 20-14 win over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl.

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2. Miami vs Notre Dame, November 25, 1989

An emotional Hurricanes squad snapped No. 1 Notre Dame's 23-game winning streak with a 27-10 win in front of a rabid Orange Bowl crowd. Leading 17-10 in the third quarter, Miami converted a 3rd-and-43 from its own seven when Randall Hill caught a 44-yard pass behind the Notre Dame defense. The Hurricanes went on to win its second national title in three years in the Sugar Bowl.

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1. Miami vs Nebraska, January 2, 1984

Freshman quarterback Bernie Kosar threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns and Miami held Nebraska on a two-point conversion with 49 seconds left to win the Orange Bowl 31-30. The victory over the top-ranked Huskers allowed No. 4 Miami to leapfrog to No. 1 and win its first national championship.

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