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Sun Bowl 2010

Sun Bowl 2010 - But the Miami Hurricanes (7-5) will be taking on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-5) for the first time in 20 years when the teams meet New Year's Eve in the 77th annual Hyundai Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.

"This is one of those situations where the history speaks for itself," UM interim head coach Jeff Stoutland said in a statement released by the school. "We have two great programs that have a rich football tradition and we are playing in the second-oldest bowl on national television."
UM, still searching for a head coach after Randy Shannon was fired hours after a season-ending loss to South Florida on Nov. 27, enjoyed a spirited rivalry with Notre Dame in the 1980s when both teams were in the national title hunt. The Canes played the Irish 19 times from 1971 to 1990 -the last few meetings among the most memorable in college football history.

In 1987, the Canes shut out Notre Dame 24-0 in the Orange Bowl in late November then went on to its second national title on New Year's Day. The following season, Notre Dame ended No. 1-ranked UM's 36-game unbeaten streak in the regular season with a controversial 31-30 win in South Bend, Ind., a game preceded by a fight which began in the entrance tunnel and ended on the field. Notre Dame then went on to win its last national title.

In 1989, UM got its revenge, blowing out the top-ranked Irish 27-10 at the Orange Bowl - converting a historic 3rd down and 43 in the process - on its way to another national title. The following season, Notre Dame hosted and won the final meeting between the teams 29-20 in 1990.

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