1951 Miami Hurricanes football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 14–0 vs. Clemson
ConferenceIndependent
1951 record8–3
Head coach
Home stadiumBurdine Stadium
(capacity: 64,552)
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Southern college football independents records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Western Maryland         8 0 0
No. 13 Virginia         8 1 0
Maryland State         7 1 0
Florida State         6 2 0
Miami (FL)         8 3 0
Tampa         7 3 1
Delaware         5 3 0
Memphis State         5 3 0
Sewanee         5 3 0
Louisville         5 4 0
Chattanooga         6 5 0
Grambling         3 5 1
Navy         2 6 1
Delta State         1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1951 college football season. Led by fourth-year head coach Andy Gustafson, the Hurricanes played their home games at Burdine Stadium in Miami, Florida. Miami finished the season 8–3. The Hurricanes were invited to the Gator Bowl, where they beat Clemson, 14–0.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29at TulaneL 7–21
October 5Florida StateW 35–13
October 12Purdue
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
W 7–0
October 19Washington and Lee
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
W 32–12
October 26Ole Miss
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
W 20–7
November 3at No. 14 KentuckyNo. 19L 0–32
November 9Chattanooga
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
W 34–7[1]
November 17Florida
W 21–6
November 30Nebraska
W 19–732,283
December 7Pittsburgh
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
L 7–21
January 1vs. ClemsonW 14–034,577[2]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "U. Miami extracts Mocs' fangs". The Miami News. November 10, 1951. Retrieved September 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Gator Bowl Attendance
  3. ^ "1951 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2016.