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No. 10 Miami Hurricanes to face No. 6 Wisconsin in Orange Bowl

The home team in this year?s Capital One Orange Bowl is really the home team, as in home-sweet-home team.

?It is our home stadium,?? Miami coach Mark Richt said with a chuckle regarding the news that his Hurricanes (10-2), which dropped three spots to No. 10 in the final College Football Playoff rankings after losing to No. 1 Clemson 38-3 in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship Game, would face No. 6 Wisconsin (11-1) in the Orange Bowl at 8 p.m. Dec. 30 at Hard Rock Stadium.

?Our fans have been phenomenal all year long,?? Richt said in a teleconference.

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?We just hope [they] continue to support us that way and it will be a great ball game and great atmosphere for college football.

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Even though we are in our home city, we know we?re going to get a chance to do some things that we normally don?t get to do that the bowl will provide for us, and our players are really looking forward to that.??

This is the first time UM, which opened as a 6 1/2-point underdog, has been to the Orange Bowl game since the end of the 2003 season ? Jan.

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2, 2004, when the Hurricanes defeated Florida State 16-14.


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