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Miami Hurricanes Win US College Football Championship

The Miami Hurricanes are the U-S college football national champions for the 2001 season. The top-ranked and undefeated Hurricanes cruised to a convincing 37-14 victory Thursday over the Nebraska Cornhuskers in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.

Miami left little doubt it was the better team, jumping to a 34-0 lead by halftime. Quarterback Ken Dorsey had a big game, completing 21 of 34 pass attempts for 355 yards and three touchdowns. His Nebraska counterpart, Heisman Trophy winner Eric Crouch, was just five-for-15, for 63 yards and no touchdowns.

Dorsey and Miami receiver Andre Johnson, who caught seven receptions for 200 yards and two touchdowns, were named the game's most valuable players.

Miami finishes with a 12-0 season, and makes Larry Coker only the second head coach to win a national title in his first year. Nebraska finishes at 11-2.