The Huskers are 24th in this week’s AP poll, and they host an old rival of sorts in Miami this Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be the renewal of one of college football’s most significant non-conference rivalries where the two schools are 5-5 in the all-time series. The two programs have combined for 10 national championships, including eight since 1983. Saturday’s game will mark Miami’s first trip to Memorial Stadium in Lincoln since 1976.
The 1983 Hurricanes clinched the program’s first national crown with a memorable 31-30 victory over Nebraska in the 1984 Orange Bowl. Three of Miami’s five national titles, came with bowl victories over Nebraska. Nebraska’s 1994 national championship, the first of three in a four-year span under Hall of Fame Coach Tom Osborne, came with a win over Miami in the Orange Bowl. Osborne’s 1994 Huskers will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their championship season with a reunion this weekend in Lincoln.
Listen as we take you down memory lane.