1951 Miami Hurricanes football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 14–0 vs. Clemson
ConferenceIndependent
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
No. 13 Virginia     8 1 0
Maryland State     7 1 0
Arkansas State     10 2 0
Stetson     8 1 2
Florida State     6 2 0
Northeast Louisiana 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[1]
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[2]
November 3at No. 14 KentuckyNo. 19L 0–3228,000[3]
November 9Chattanooga
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
W 34–7[4]
November 17Florida
W 21–661,602[5]
November 30Nebraska
W 19–732,283
December 7Pittsburgh
  • Burdine Stadium
  • Miami, FL
L 7–21
January 1vs. ClemsonW 14–034,577[6]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ "'Greenies' learn fast, whip Miami". The Palm Beach Post. September 30, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Dooley does it in Miami's big 20–7 conquest of Mississippi". The Bradenton Herald. October 28, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Babe Parilli passes Kentucky to 32–0 triumph over Miami". Evansville Courier and Press. November 4, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "U. Miami extracts Mocs' fangs". The Miami News. November 10, 1951. Retrieved September 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Miami trounces Florida 21–6 before 61,000 fans to win state college crown". The Tampa Tribune. November 18, 1951. Retrieved February 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Gator Bowl Attendance
  7. ^ "1951 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 16, 2016.