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Miami Hurricanes' 1987 championship team to be honored Oct. 20 during FSU game

 

The University of Miami announced Monday it will honor the 1987 Canes at halftime of the homecoming game against Florida State on Oct. 20 at Sun Life Stadium.

The 1987 national champion Canes were coached by Jimmy Johnson and finished 12-0, defeating top-ranked Oklahoma 20-14 in the Orange Bowl for UM's second national title.

The Hurricanes, then ranked No. 3, defeated then-No. 4 Florida State at Tallahassee on Oct. 3, 1987, after being behind 19-3 late in the third quarter. UM's memorable comeback encompassed three quick scores: a 49-yard reception from Steve Walsh to Melvin Bratton; a 26-yard completion from Wash to MIchael Irvin (plus a two-point conversion to tie it at 19); and a 73-yard touchdown from Walsh to Irvin to put UM ahead with 2:22 left.

The Canes stopped an FSU attempt at a two-point conversion and finally won 26-25.

-- SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN

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