1994 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
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1994 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1994 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East champion
Orange Bowl, L 17-24 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1994 record10–2 (7–0 Big East)
Head coachDennis Erickson (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorRich Olson (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorGreg McMackin (2nd season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Miami (FL) $ 7 0 0     10 2 0
Virginia Tech 5 2 0     8 4 0
Syracuse 4 3 0     7 4 0
West Virginia 4 3 0     7 6 0
No. 23 Boston College 3 3 1     7 4 1
Rutgers 2 4 1     5 5 1
Pittsburgh 2 5 0     3 8 0
Temple 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1994 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 69th season of football and 4th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by sixth-year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 10-2 overall and 7-0 in the Big East to finish as conference champion. They were invited to the Orange Bowl, which served as the Bowl Coalition National Championship Game, where they lost to Nebraska, 24-17.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 34:00 PMGeorgia Southern*No. 6W 56-054,058
September 1010:00 PMat Arizona State*No. 5ESPNW 47-1048,729
September 243:30 PMNo. 17 Washington*No. 6
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABCL 20-3862,663
October 112:00 PMat RutgersNo. 13BENW 24-339,719
October 87:30 PMNo. 3 Florida State*No. 13
ESPNW 34-2077,019
October 2212:00 PMat West VirginiaNo. 7BENW 38-663,760
October 293:30 PMNo. 13 Virginia TechdaggerNo. 6
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 24-365,208
November 53:30 PMat No. 10 SyracuseNo. 5ABCW 27-649,565
November 124:00 PMPittsburghNo. 5
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 17-1250,058
November 191:00 PMat TempleNo. 5PPVW 38-1411,873
November 267:30 PMNo. 25 Boston CollegeNo. 5
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 23-760,579
January 18:00 PMvs. No. 1 Nebraska*No. 3
NBCL 17-2481,753
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Personnel

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Dennis Erickson Head coach 6th Montana State (1969)
Rich Olson Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers 3rd Washington State (1971)
Greg McMackin Defensive Coordinator 2nd Southern Oregon (1967)
Gregg Smith Offensive Line 6th Idaho (1969)
Dave Arnold Special Teams/Running backs 6th
Rick Petri Defensive Line 2nd Missouri-Rolla (1976)
Art Kehoe Assistant Offensive Line 10th Miami (1982)
Randy Shannon Linebackers 3rd Miami (1989)
Charlie Williams Wide receivers 2nd Colorado State (1982)

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Greg Mark Graduate Assistant 3rd Miami (1991)
Rob Chudzinski Graduate Assistant 1st Miami (1990)

Roster

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final
AP 6 (1) 6 (1) 5 (1) 5 (1) 6 (1) 13 13 8 7 6 5 5 5 5 4 3 6
Coaches 6 (2) 6 (2) 6 (2) 6 (2) 12 10 7 4 4 3 3 4 5 4 3 6

Season summary

Georgia Southern

Ga. Southern at Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Eagles 0 000 0
No. 6 Hurricanes 14 141414 56
  • Date: September 3
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game attendance: 54,058

[1]

Washington

Washington at Miami (FL)
1 234Total
No. 19 Huskies 0 32510 38
No. 5 Hurricanes 3 1133 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Washington's win in the Miami Orange Bowl snapped a 58-game home winning streak for the Hurricanes.[2]

vs. Nebraska (Orange Bowl)

Nebraska vs. Miami
1 234Total
No. 3 Hurricanes 10 070 17
No. 1 Cornhuskers 0 7215 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
4-4 1992 W 22-0

Statistics

Passing

Player Cmp Att Pct Yards TD INT
Frank Costa 168 313 53.7 2,443 15 15
Ryan Collins 23 45 51.1 266 3 5
Ryan Clement 3 7 42.9 20 0 0
Lamont Cain 0 1 0.0 0 0 0

Rushing

Player Att Yards Avg TD
James Stewart 147 724 4.9 12
Larry Jones 88 409 4.6 4
Danyell Ferguson 74 405 5.5 5
Al Shipman 45 454 10.1 2
Frank Costa 43 -71 -1.7 0
Tony Gaiter 15 61 4.1 0
Ryan Collins 15 18 1.2 0
Derrick Harris 4 3 0.8 1
Jonathan Harris 3 10 3.3 0
Jammi German 2 3 1.5 0
Mike Crissy 2 -29 -14.5 0
Trent Jones 1 13 13.0 1
Lamont Cain 1 5 5.0 0

Receiving

Player Rec Yards Avg TD
Chris T. Jones 39 664 17.0 6
Jammi German 33 391 11.8 2
Jonathan Harris 25 327 13.1 2
A.C. Tellison 16 208 13.0 0
Trent Jones 15 275 18.3 3
Yatil Green 15 255 17.0 4
Syii Tucker 9 150 16.7 0
Gerard Daphnis 9 149 16.6 0
James Stewart 8 44 5.5 0
Al Shipman 5 23 4.6 0
Taj Johnson 5 110 22.0 0
Marcus Wimberly 5 34 6.8 0
Danyell Ferguson 3 16 5.3 0
Lamont Cain 2 49 24.5 0
Larry Jones 1 4 4.0 0
Tony Gaiter 1 3 3.0 0
Derrick Harris 1 1 1.0 1
Chris C. Jones 1 23 23.0 0
Jermaine Chambers 1 6 6.0 0

Awards and honors

  • Warren Sapp, Chuck Bednarik Award[3]
  • Warren Sapp, Lombardi Award
  • Warren Sapp, Bronko Nagurski Award[4]
  • Warren Sapp, First-team All-Big East
  • Warren Sapp, Consensus First-team All-American (1994)
  • Warren Sapp, Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1994)

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award

  • Warren Sapp, DT[5]

1995 NFL Draft

Notes

  • Dwayne Johnson went on to presume a wrestling career under the ring name The Rock.

References

  1. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1994 Sep 04. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.
  2. ^ "Miami's Streak is Ended". Los Angeles Times. September 25, 1994. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=15
  5. ^ "History: Jack Harding MVP Award". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012.[permanent dead link]

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