Some of the memorable moments in Orange Bowl history Print
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Dec. 10, 1937 - Roddy Burdine Stadium is dedicated at the end of Miami's first season in the new facility. Georgia beats the Hurricanes 26-0.
Jan. 1, 1946 - Al Hudson runs an interception back 89 yards as time expires to cap Miami's 13-6 win over Holy Cross in the Orange Bowl Classic.
Jan. 14, 1968 - Vince Lombardi's final game as coach of the Green Bay Packers. They beat the Oakland Raiders in Super Bowl II, 33-14.
Jan. 1, 1965 - Joe Namath is stopped shy of the goal line on fourth down, and his Alabama Crimson Tide failed in their quest to deliver Paul ``Bear'' Bryant's fourth national championship, losing to Texas 21-17.
Jan. 12, 1969 - Back at the Orange Bowl as a pro, Joe Namath delivers on his guarantee, as the New York Jets pull off a stunning 16-7 win over the Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III.
Jan. 17, 1971 - Baltimore kicker Jim O'Brien connects on a 32-yard field goal as time expires, giving the Colts a 16-13 win over the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl V.
Jan. 1, 1975 - In Ara Parseghian's final game as Notre Dame coach, the Fighting Irish denied Alabama's national championship bid with a 13-11 win.
Jan. 18, 1976 - Pittsburgh beats Dallas 21-17 in Super Bowl X behind MVP Lynn Swann, who catches four passes for 161 yards.
Jan. 21, 1979 - It's Steelers vs. Cowboys in the Super Bowl again, and Pittsburgh prevails 35-31. Terry Bradshaw throws four touchdown passes.
Jan. 2, 1982 - The best playoff game in NFL history. San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in overtime.
Jan. 1, 1984 - Miami wins its first national championship, beating Nebraska 31-30 after the Cornhuskers fail on a two-point conversion in the final minute.
Nov. 23, 1984 - Hail Flutie. Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie finds Gerard Phelan with a desperation pass on the final play of the game, giving the Eagles a stunning 47-45 win over Miami.
Nov. 30, 1985 - Miami beats Notre Dame 58-7, the worst loss in Fighting Irish football history.
Dec. 2, 1985 - With some of the 1972 Miami Dolphins - still the NFL's only perfect team - roaming the sideline on a Monday night, Miami beats the Chicago Bears 38-24. That defeat kept the Bears from a perfect season.
Jan. 1, 1994 - Florida State beats Nebraska 18-16 in an epic for the national championship.
Sept. 20, 1994 - Washington comes into the Orange Bowl and beats Miami 38-20, ending the Hurricanes' NCAA-record 58-game home winning streak.
Oct. 7, 2000 - Ken Dorsey finds Jeremy Shockey with a 13-yard touchdown pass in the final minute, lifting Miami past No. 1 Florida State 27-24.
Nov. 24, 2001 - Perhaps still mindful of the 1994 loss, Miami easily beats Washington 65-7 on the way to winning the national championship in Larry Coker's first season as head coach.
Oct. 14, 2004 - Brock Berlin threw for 308 yards - 215 after halftime - and directed the winning drive in the final minute, and Devin Hester scored on a 78-yard punt return as Miami rallied from 17 points down to beat Louisville 41-38.
Oct. 14, 2006 - Marring the first-ever meeting between Miami and Florida International, the teams brawl during the third quarter. In all, 31 players from the schools are sanctioned, including 18 from FIU. Miami won 35-0.
Nov. 23, 2006 - In the first home game following the death of defensive lineman Bryan Pata, freshman running back Javarris James scores on a 2-yard run late in the third to lift Miami past Boston College 17-14.
Aug. 21, 2007 - Miami officials announce 2007 will be the Hurricanes' last in the Orange Bowl. The team will play in Dolphin Stadium starting in 2008.
 

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