American Football Database
1988 Orange Bowl
National Championship Game
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1 2 3 4 Total
University of Miami 7 0 10 3 20
University of Oklahoma 0 7 0 7 14
Date January 1, 1988
Season 1987
Stadium Orange Bowl
Location Miami, Florida
Attendance 74,760[1]
United States TV coverage
Network NBC
Announcers: Don Criqui and Bob Trumpy
Orange Bowl
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The 1988 Orange Bowl was a postseason American college football bowl game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Oklahoma Sooners. It was the 54th edition of the Orange Bowl and took place at the Orange Bowl stadium in Miami, Florida on January 1, 1988. Miami was coached by Jimmy Johnson and Oklahoma was coached by Barry Switzer.[1] Miami won the game, 20-14. To date, it is the only time the opposing head coaches from a college national championship football game each later served as head coach of the same professional football team, and won the Super Bowl with that team.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Orange Bowl; Hurricanes Overwhelm the Sooners to Claim No. 1." (2 Jan 1988) New York Times. Retrieved 2009-11-07.