Freshman quarterback Bernie Kosar passed for 216 yards and one touchdown as Miami stunned 13th-ranked Notre Dame, 20-O, last night in the Orange Bowl.
Kosar, redshirted a year ago, completed 22 of 33 passes in his fourth collegiate start.
Miami, winning its third straight after a season-opening loss to Florida, dominated from the outset. Its record in the Orange Bowl is 21-2 during Howard Schnellenberger's five years as coach.
The shutout was the second straight for Miami; the Hurricanes have not allowed a touchdown in 11 quarters. Notre Dame, losing for the second straight week and twice in three years to Miami, is 1-2. It was shut out for the first time since losing, 3-0, to Missouri in 1978.
Kosar, who set up Speedy Neal's two-yard touchdown run in the first period with an 11-yard completion to him, threw a 12-yard scoring pass to Ed Brown five minutes into the second period for a 14-0 halftime lead.
He led the Hurricanes to two field goals in the second half by Jeff Davis, a 27-yarder and a 36-yarder. Notre Dame, meanwhile, struggled offensively with senior Blair Kiel and freshman Steve Beuerlein sharing the quarterback duties.