51 days until college football returns

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There are 51 days until college football returns. Today we look back 1985 when Miami beat Notre Dame by 51 points, 58-7.

In 1985, when the Fighting Irish rolled into Miami to take on the #4 Hurricanes, they were trying to finish the season on a positive note. They were 5-5 at the time and the season had failed to meet the program’s expectations. So much so that head coach Gerry Faust had resigned. After the Miami game, he would be replaced by new head coach Lou Holtz. He just wanted to go out on a high note. Eh….didn’t quite turn out that way:

Not only did Miami destroy the Fighting Irish by 51 points, they rubbed their noses in it. Up by 30 points going into the 4th quarter, the Hurricanes kept their foot on the gas, outscoring Notre Dame 21-0 in final quarter. Miami QB Vinny Testaverde passed for 356 yards and had 3 total touchdowns. It was the Canes most scored points since 1967 and one of the worst defeats the Irish ever suffered.