1968 Miami Hurricanes football
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–5
Head coach
CaptainJohn Acuff, Ted Hendricks, Jerry Pierce
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(capacity: 80,010)
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Penn State     11 0 0
Rutgers     8 2 0
West Texas State     8 2 0
No. 5 Notre Dame     7 2 1
Florida State     8 3 0
Air Force     7 3 0
Army     7 3 0
Buffalo     7 3 0
No. 18 Houston     6 2 2
Utah State     7 3 0
Boston College     7 3 0
West Virginia     7 3 0
VPI     7 4 0
Pacific     6 4 0
Syracuse     6 4 0
Villanova     6 4 0
Xavier     6 4 0
Colgate     5 5 0
Dayton     5 5 0
Miami (FL)     5 5 0
New Mexico State     5 5 0
Georgia Tech     4 6 0
Southern Miss     4 6 0
Holy Cross     3 6 1
San Jose State     3 7 0
Navy     2 8 0
Tulane     2 8 0
Pittsburgh     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. Led by fifth-year head coach Charlie Tate, the Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Miami finished the season with a record of 5–5.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20NorthwesternNo. 19W 28–7
September 28at Georgia TechNo. 15W 10–744,774
October 5at No. 2 USCNo. 13L 3–2871,189
October 11No. 8 LSU
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 30–0
October 18VPINo. 12
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
W 13–8
October 26at AuburnNo. 9L 6–31
November 1Pittsburgh
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 48–0
November 9at No. 4 Penn StateL 7–2250,132
November 16No. 16 Alabamadagger
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABCL 6–1443,418
November 30at FloridaL 10–1455,875
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1968 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB John Acuff Sr
WR Ray Bellamy So
RB Bobby Best So
C Don Brandy
WR 87 Dave Kalina Jr
WR Dieter Matthes So
QB David Olivo Sr
RB Vince Opalsky Jr
QB Lew Pytel So
OT James Schneider
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 83 Tony Cline Jr
LB 89 Ted Hendricks (C) Sr
OL 50 Mike George Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Game summaries

LSU

See also: 1968 LSU Tigers football team


at USC

See also: 1968 USC Trojans football team


at Penn State

See also: 1968 Penn State Nittany Lions football team


References

  1. ^ "1968 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-01-03. Retrieved October 17, 2016.