Miami, No. 24 Nebraska will harken glorious pasts
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.