It’s been too long since Miami and Nebraska have taken a big swing at anything epic. Digging through the numbers I came up with these comparisons.
Don’t really mean much for Saturday’s matchup, but maybe we can use them to give one program the edge over the other in my very unscientific points system.
Last bowl appearance for Miami: 2014 Independence Bowl
Last bowl appearance for Nebraska: 2014 Holiday Bowl
Last bowl win for Miami: 2006 MPC Computers Bowl, 21-20 over Nevada
Last bowl win for Nebraska: 2013 Gator Bowl, 24-19 over Georgia
Last major bowl appearance for Miami: 2003 Orange Bowl, Hurricanes won 16-14 over FSU
Last major bowl appearance for Nebraska: 2001 Rose Bowl, lost 37-14 to Miami
Last 10-win season for Miami: 2003 (11-2 under Larry Coker)
Last 10-win season for Nebraska: 2012 (10-4 under Bo Pelini)
Last conference championship for Miami: 2003, shared Big East title with West Virginia
Last conference championship for Nebraska: 1999, beat Texas in Big 12 title game
Last national championship for Miami: 2001, 12-0 and beat Nebraska in Rose Bowl
Last national championship for Nebraska: 1997, 13-0 and split title with Michigan
Last meeting: 2014, Nebraska beat Miami 41-31
Ok, let’s see, that makes the score 3-3 with one category even.
Sure wish there was a tiebreaker to determine which historically-great program has accomplished the most lately.
Oh, yeah, see you on Saturday at Sun Life Stadium.