The Miami Hurricanes football program has had a tremendous impact on college and pro football. The ‘Canes have won national championships, produced Heisman Trophy winners and delivered an in your face culture to many opponents. The “U” has also emerged as a dominating force in producing top-level NFL talent that after winning championships, now resides in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Miami’s first football season: The University of Miami played football for the first time in 1926. The program began as just a freshman team and its first contest was an October 23, 7-0 win over Rollins College. The University advanced to varsity football the next season and again Rollins was the team’s first victim as Miami rolled to a 39-3 win.
Miami advanced to their first bowl game with an invitation to play in the 1935 Orange Bowl. Despite having the home field advantage, Miami lost to Bucknell 26-0. The Hurricanes have had much success since then with multiple championships and one of the nation’s longest winning streaks. The “U” has two of the longest winning streaks in major college football history. From 2000 to 2003, Miami won 34 consecutive games, tying for sixth all-time. Miami also won 29 straight games from October 27, 1990, to January 1, 1993
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The ‘Canes Championship Cup Runneth Over – Miami has captured five NCAA Division 1 championhips. The national title seasons include 1983, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 2001. Four separate coaches have guided the Hurricanes to the top.