Miami fans have selective memories.

They have forgotten that coach Al Golden signed Brad Kaaya, one of Miami’s best quarterback prospects in years, one who has been ecstatic to be a Hurricanes player since he set foot in Coral Gables and projects as a four-year starter with limitless potential.

They have forgotten that Golden, rather than cast off Joseph Yearby, a former high school all-American dealing with serious family concerns this year, allowed the player to take an extended leave of absence. Yearby has returned to the team and thrived.

On Saturday, those two players and senior wide receiver Rashawn Scott combined for more than 650 yards of offense as Miami beat longtime intersectional rival Nebraska 36-33 in overtime.

After seeing Miami go 6-7 in 2014 and looking a little flat in a 24-point Week 2 win at Florida Atlantic, Hurricanes fans came prepared to show their disapproval Saturday, flying a banner over Sun Life Stadium calling for Golden’s firing. Miami then mounted a performance to make that banner quickly look out of place, jumping out to a 17-0 first-quarter lead.

But as has been the case lately with Miami, it did enable its critics before the day was done. The Huskers mounted a huge comeback in the second half, passing for three touchdowns in the final 8:36 when Miami had trouble burning clock. The final touchdown was aided by a targeting penalty on Hurricanes safety Jamal Carter, the second Hurricanes safety to be ejected for such an infraction Saturday. By the time the clock hit 33 seconds, Miami had blown a 23-point lead. It is the largest comeback Nebraska has made in a losing effort.

Miami’s schedule gets tougher on Oct. 1 with a visit to American Athletic Conference contender Cincinnati and games vs. Florida State, Virginia Tech and Clemson the following three weeks. The Hurricanes and Golden desperately needed a win vs. Nebraska. We’ll see if their fans remember it in a month, or even on Monday.

Other winner and losers from this week in college football:

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders are 3-0 for the second time under coach Kliff Kingsbury and host No. 3 TCU next week. They will return home to Lubbock feeling confident as Big 12 looms partly thanks to a 26-or-30 passing performance by quarterback Patrick Mahomes that sent Arkansas to its second consecutive loss, 35-24.

Baker Mayfield: Even after he led Oklahoma to a season-making overtime win at Tennessee, critics found a way to question Baker Mayfield’s production. After putting a school-record 570 yards of total offense in the Sooners’ victory against Tulsa, Mayfield has conceivably answered any questions about his viability as OU’s quarterback.

Northwestern: The Wildcats now own very solid wins against Stanford and Duke. By year’s end, both opponents may be ranked nationally; Stanford in particular could further boost Northwestern’s credibility by beating key opponents in the Pac-12 Conference. Could Northwestern be a legitimate Big Ten Conference contender? The offense needs work, but the defense is superb.

North Carolina: The Tar Heels might spend all season looking back at that year-opening loss to South Carolina, when Larry Fedora and the coaching staff seemingly refused to run the ball in the red zone and ending up losing by a single possession. UNC has been in good form since, including a 48-14 win against Illinois and interim coach Bill Cubit.

Auburn: Any speculation of how the College Football Playoff selection committee would judge the Tigers’ double-overtime escape in Week 2 vs. an FCS opponent is moot now. Auburn, a common pick as the SEC champion, is virtually out of the running for the Playoff after Saturday’s debacle at LSU and will need to find some solutions to even factor in to the SEC championship race.

Alabama: An instant narrative emerged after the Crimson Tide’s 43-37 home loss to Mississippi was that they still were a likely Playoff team. Is Alabama’s front seven on defense stout? Yes. Does Derrick Henry have seemingly limitless potential? Yes. But does Alabama have continued serious problems at quarterback and defensive back? No doubt. And those kinds of problems won’t land you in the Playoff.

Missouri: Missouri’s 9-6 win against Connecticut does little to boost the reputation of the Southeastern Conference East Division. Nor does it support the idea that Missouri is poised to capture its third divisional title in a row, though the rest of the division — outside of Georgia, maybe — has done little to separate itself from the pack.

Minnesota: The Golden Gophers haven’t built upon a feel-good loss — if such a thing exists — to TCU in the season opener. Since losing to the Horned Frogs by six points, Minnesota has needed overtime to defeat Colorado State and barely survived Kent State, 10-7, on Saturday.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks are 0-2 in the SEC for the first time since 2008. And they’ve never given up as many points to Georgia as they did Saturday (52) in coach Steve Spurrier’s tenure in Columbia, S.C.

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