Greg Cote: No. 5 Texas A&M states its case with 41-27 win over North Carolina in 87th Orange Bowl

MIAMI — Through no fault of its own, this OB was the Overshadowed Bowl. How could it not have been? The 87th annual Orange Bowl game, Saturday night at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium, happened nine days before the same city and stadium will host the College Football Playoff’s national championship between Alabama and Ohio State. The OB previously has hosted 20 national championship games — including three of the Miami Hurricanes’ five crowning wins — so around here anything less is always going to feel like, well, less. And this Orange Bowl, until recently, looked like it might present a locally co…

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