With a 24-17 victory over Miami, Cal improved its record to 10-8-1 all-time in bowl games, and 2-2 all-time vs. Miami. Miami fell to 18-14 all-time in bowl games. California and Miami had met three times previously, with Miami holding a 2-1 advantage. The first meeting resulted in a 9-7 win by Cal in Miami on October 10, 1964. Miami won the next two meetings, 31-3 on September 16, 1989 in Miami, and 52-24 on September 15, 1990 in Berkeley.