In light of last week’s news that Notre Dame and Miami appear to be on the verge of renewing one of the late 80’s great rivalries in college football, here’s a quick look back at the series thanks to YouTube.
First off, the intro to the classic ’88 showdown that propelled Notre Dame to it’s last national championship.
The ’88 game might be best known for the pre-game brawl in the tunnel. I’ll let Rocket Ismail describe the scene since he does a much better job doing it than I ever could.
Here’s the full highlights from the game narrated by the great Harry Kallas.
Unfortunately Miami knocked off the Irish and ended Notre Dame’s 23 game winning streak. The loss knocked Notre Dame out of the national championship picture. This one was best known for Miami’s 3rd and 43 conversion in the third quarter.
This next video is an excerpt from ESPN’s documentary “The U” and shows how the Miami players viewed the Notre Dame rivalry. (The Notre Dame portion starts at the 2:50 mark).
Lastly, here’s some highlights from the 1990 game – the last time the two teams played.