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100 Greatest Plays In Miami History: #50-Horace Copeland 4th-And-6 Vs FSU 1991

The receiver best known for doing backflips, made one of the biggest plays of the national championship season of 1991.

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During their national championship run in the 1991 season, arguably Miami’s toughest test came in November, when the #2 Hurricanes visited Tallahassee to duel against the #1 Seminoles.

It was a classic rivalry matchup throughout the day, with Gino Torretta on one side, and future Super Bowl winning QB Brad Johnson on the other side.

Down 16-10 in the fourth quarter, Torretta marched Miami down into FSU territory, but was faced with a 4th-and-6, needing a touchdown to go ahead, or a first down to keep the drive going.

Torretta found receiver Horace Copeland for the first down, ultimately leading to a Hurricanes touchdown. Miami would win the game 17-16.