UM and Nebraska have whiffed a lot lately but now they get a healthy swipe at each other


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.

SEPTEMPER 20: Quarterback Brad Kaaya #15 of the Miami Hurricanes looks over the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Miami 41-31. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
Quarterback Brad Kaaya of Miami looks over the Nebraska Cornhuskers defense during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 20, 2014. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

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

Edge: Even



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

Edge: Nebraska


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

Edge: 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)

Edge: Nebraska


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

Edge: Miami


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

Edge: Miami


Last meeting: 2014, Nebraska beat Miami 41-31

Edge: Nebraska


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.