1962 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1962 Miami Hurricanes football
Gotham Bowl, L, 34–36 vs. Nebraska
Conference Independent
Coaches #18
1962 record 7–4
Head coach Andy Gustafson
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
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The 1962 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami in the 1962 college football season. The team's offense scored 189 points while the defense allowed 217 points. The Hurricanes competed in the final Gotham Bowl, held at Yankee Stadium. There were just 6,166 people that came to Yankee Stadium for the 1962 game, in which the University of Nebraska defeated the University of Miami, 36–34. As of 2009, and was the only college bowl ever played at the stadium.


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 23–14    
September 29 TCU Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 21–20    
October 5 Florida State Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 7–6    
October 13 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 3–17    
October 19 Maryland Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 28–24    
October 27 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 21–3    
November 2 Kentucky Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 25–17    
November 10 at Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 3–36   43,200
November 23 Northwestern Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL L 7–29    
December 1 Florida Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 17–15    
December 15 vs. Nebraska Yankee StadiumNew York, NY (Gotham Bowl) L 32–34   6,166
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.


Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round NFL Club
Roland Benson Tackle 5 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Mahoney Linebacker 8 Minnesota Vikings
Nick Ryder Running Back 10 Detroit Lions
Jim Simon Guard 15 Detroit Lions
Ben Dentel Center 15 Chicago Bears
Ben Rizzo Defensive Back 20 Philadelphia Eagles