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Friday Canes Trivia

For the FINAL TIME THIS SEASON, it’s time to find out how much you know about your favorite football program.

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Congrats to PikesvilleAL, who blew everyone else away (again) with 9 correct answers to last week’s trivia questions. I gave everyone credit for a correct answer on number, as I erroneously entered “51” for c, instead of the correct “54”. As such, I marked that right for everyone.

This will be the last trivia contest for this season. The football season is ending, and quite frankly, I’m tired from prepping this article each week. It takes hours each week, researching and coming up with questions. If there’s enough interest, I’ll bring it back next year.

Last week’s correct responses are....

1) This Key West native, nicknamed “The Matador”, finished fifth in the Heisman voting as a senior and tied a national completion record (368) despite the Canes’ 3-7 record. Name him. George Mira, Sr.

2) In the 1987 NFL Draft, three Hurricanes were taken in the top nine picks: Vinny Testaverde, Alonzo Highsmith, and who else?

b) Eddie Brown

3) Who did Miami beat to START the 58-game home winning streak?

c) Cincinnati

4) TRUE OR FALSE: Brandon McManus’ two-point pass was knocked down by Miami defender Tolbert Bain to preserve a 26-25 win. False (was Bubba McDowell)

5) Which FSU kicker pushed the field goal wide right in the Canes’ 27-24 win over FSU in 2000?

b) Matt Munyon

6) With a 49-27 win, Miami snapped FSU’s length game home unbeaten streak in 2001. How many games had FSU rolled up at home without losing?


7) TRUE OR FALSE: Miami’s 38-33 win over Florida was the largest comeback win in school history. False (1999 28-point comeback vs. Boston College was bigger)

8) Miami played in the most watched game in ESPN history. Which game was it?

a) 2006 vs. FSU

9) This former walk-on kicker from Coral Gables led the Hurricanes in scoring during his four-year career in which he established an NCAA record for PATs made (157). He is still the school’s all-time leader in field goals made and PATs made (178). He was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame. Who is he?

c) Carlos Huerta

10) Three Miami Hurricanes - Yatil Green by Miami, Kenard Lang by Washington, and Kenny Holmes by Tennessee - were selected in the first round of this year’s NFL Draft.

c) 1997

And now, on with this week’s questions....

1) Which of the following was NOT an All-American place kicker at UM?

a) Carlos Huerta

b) Todd Sievers

c) Danny Miller

d) Greg Cox

2) This Cane was co-MVP (along with OU’s Darrell Reed) of the 1988 Orange Bowl.

a) Cleveland Gary

b) Steve Walsh

c) Bernard Clark

d) Melvin Bratton

3) True of false: Dan Morgan and DJ Williams were BOTH converted to linebacker from running back.

4) Name the last UM starting QB to beat Alabama.

5) True or false: Miami dealt QB Steve Spurrier a loss in his final game as a player at Florida Field.

6) Which of the following head coaches did NOT have a winning record against both Florida and FSU?

a) Jimmy Johnson

b) Howard Schnellenberger

c) Larry Coker

d) Fran Curci

7) This former Miami quarterback was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1997 as a head coach at a different school, where he won a national championship and six conference titles. Who is he?

a) Don James

b) Fran Curci

c) George Mira, Sr.

d) Charlie Tate

8) This former UM offensive tackle won THREE national championships at UM. He was drafted by the Steelers, where he spent his first four seasons. He also played for the Jaguars, Ravens, and Dolphins. A two-time Pro Bowler, he also played in Super Bowl XXX. He was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. Name him.

9) Miami set the school record for most punt return yards with 832 in this memorable year:

a) 1989

b) 1991

c) 2000

d) 2002

10) A two-time All-Big East selection and an All-American in 1999, this Cane was drafted in the first round of the 2000 draft by the Packers, where he earned Pro Bowl honors three times. He was inducted into the UM Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Name him.