The 1987 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes’ 62nd season of football. The Hurricanes were led by fourth-year head coach Jimmy Johnson….and played their home games at the Orange Bowl…..where they finished the season 12–0 overall. They were invited to the Orange Bowl….where they defeated Oklahoma, 20-14, to win the school’s second national championship.
1987 was expected to be somewhat of a reloading year for Miami….which began the season ranked 10th in the nation by the AP poll. By year’s end, the Hurricanes had allowed a mere 125 points….as Miami took down six ranked opponents that fall….including # 20 Florida, # 4 FSU, # 10 Notre Dame and # 1 Oklahoma. The Canes earned victories by an average of 23.9 points….while scoring over 40 points on five different games. This was more than just the program’s second National Championship….for this was history in the making.