IOWA CITY, Iowa — Miami, plagued by preseason problems, had no problem winning its opening game Saturday night.
Gino Torretta passed for 433 yards and two touchdowns as the top-ranked and defending national champion Hurricanes beat No. 23 Iowa, 24-7.
Miami, its preseason preparations disrupted by injuries, indictments and Hurricane Andrew, extended the nation's longest winning streak to 19 games. It was the second consecutive defeat for Iowa, which lost to North Carolina State, 24-14, in the Kickoff Classic.
Miami dominated from start to finish, but penalties prevented the Hurricanes from running up the score before a record crowd of 70,397 at the first night game in Kinnick Stadium.