Miami, No. 24 Nebraska will harken glorious pasts

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 1995, file photo, Nebraska fullback Cory Schlesinger (40) dives into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown against Miami in the NCAA college football FedEx Orange Bowl in Miami. Top-ranked Nebraska defeated Miami 24-17. The Mi
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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Miami will play at No. 24 Nebraska on Saturday in a meeting of programs that dominated college football in the 1980s and `90s.

Four of the last five Miami-Nebraska games were in bowls, and the winner emerged as that year's national champion.

The stakes will be considerably lower when they meet in Lincoln. Nebraska (3-0) hasn't won a conference title since 1999 or played in a BCS game since it was a controversial pick to go to the 2002 Rose Bowl. The Hurricanes won the last of their five national titles at that matchup.

Unranked Miami (2-1) hasn't won a conference championship or played in a BCS game since the 2003 season.

Tom Osborne won his first of three titles with Nebraska's Orange Bowl victory over the Hurricanes in 1995.

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