Saturday, November 10, 2007

How do you like your eggs?


Photo: Miami Herald

On December 10, 1937 the Miami Hurricanes played their first game in the Orange Bowl. They were shut out by the Georgia Bulldogs 26-0. So it is only fitting that in their last game at the Orange Bowl, almost exactly 70 years later, the Canes got blanked 48-0. Ouch.

According to the Miami Herald the crowd numbered 62,106, well short of the stadium's 75,000+ capacity. A lot of them stayed until the end, I suppose wanting to be there as a chapter was closed on local history. They had hoped to send the Orange Bowl out with a bang, instead it was a thud. "It was the worst home loss since Dec. 8, 1944, a 70-14 defeat to Texas A&M -- UM's worst loss ever."

Photo: Miami Herald

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