In a rematch of the previous season's Liberty Bowl, Miami halted Virginia Tech's 14-game winning streak.

Winning its fifth in a row, Miami allowed only 57 yards and no first downs until ten minutes into the third quarter.

In the second quarter, David Olivo ran for a touchdown and threw a pass to Jim Cox, who lateraled to John Acuff for the score.

Virginia's tech only points came on Frank Loria's 95-yard punt return for a touchdown.