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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #75-Michael Irvin Touchdown Against Oklahoma 1986

The Playmaker put the dagger in Oklahoma in 1986.

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Michael Irvin is the one of the greatest players in Hurricanes history, not just for the way he played on the field, but also for the way the talked on the field. From 1985 to 1987, Irvin was the heart and soul of the Canes, and was the emotional leader for the team that won the National Championship in 87.

Early in the 1986 season, the second-ranked Hurricanes, with players like Irvin and Jerome Brown, welcomed in the number-one team in the land, the Sooners of Oklahoma led by linebacker Brian Bosworth.

After a sluggish first half for both teams and Miami only up 7-3, the Canes went on the attack in the third quarter. Vinny Testaverde found tight end Charles Henry and Irvin for two scores to make it 21-3. Then later, this time up 21-10 and on the Sooners 30-yard line, Vinny was looking for Irvin again.

The 30-yard touchdown to Irvin gave Miami a 28-10 lead, and again sent the 71,000 fans at the Orange Bowl into a frenzy. UM would hold on for a 28-16 victory, and sent Bosworth and OU back to Norman with a big fat L.