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100 Greatest Plays in Miami History: #8-Michael Irvin Gives Miami The Lead vs FSU 1987

One of the most memorable plays of the 1987 championship season.

Miami Hurricanes v Florida State Seminoles Photo by Collegiate Images via Getty Images

It was October 3rd in 1987, and the #3 Miami Hurricanes were in Tallahassee, taking on the #3 Florida State Seminoles. Both rosters were filled with future NFL talent, most notably Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders.

In front of a then record crowd of more than 63,000 the Noles took a 19-3 lead into the third quarter. Though, the Canes fought back, tying the game at 19 with three minutes to go.

Quarterback Steve Walsh hit Irvin who took it to the house, and the extra point game Miami the 26-19 lead, and would eventually win 26-25.