Miami Hurricanes regain College Football Belt for first time since 2003

Miami now has some extra swag for their wardrobe to match with the popular turnover chain.

The Hurricanes’s victory vs. Syracuse lifted them to a 6-0 start as they remain No. 8 spot in the AP poll.

It has also earned them a cool piece of metaphorical glory they haven’t had in over a decade.

By virtue of their 27-19 victory over the Orange, Miami has regained possession of the vaunted College Football Belt for the first time since 2003.

The College Football Belt began when fans in the Internet age gave it to the Nebraska, which won the 1971 national championship. After that, the team with the Belt retained it until losing a game, them it would transfer over to the triumphant team.

Syracuse snatched the belt from defending national champion Clemson before Miami seized control of it.

Miami last had possession of the Belt from Oct. 7, 2000 to Jan. 3, 2003. Miami’s 31 successful defenses of the Belt is a record.

During that span, the Hurricanes advanced to the national championship game twice and defeated Nebraska for the 2001 national title.

Miami will look to protect the Belt when they travel to North Carolina on Oct. 28 for a noon (EST) matchup on ESPN2.

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