1986 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 10–14 vs. Penn State
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
Record11–1
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGary Stevens (4th season)
Defensive coordinatorDave Wannstedt (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State       12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)       11 1 0
No. 20 Virginia Tech       9 2 1
No. 19 Boston College       9 3 0
Tulsa       7 4 0
Florida State       7 4 1
Army       6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana       6 5 0
Southern Miss       6 5 0
Temple       6 5 0
Pittsburgh       5 5 1
Rutgers       5 5 1
Cincinnati       5 6 0
Notre Dame       5 6 0
Syracuse       5 6 0
South Carolina       3 6 2
Tulane       4 7 0
West Virginia       4 7 0
Louisville       3 8 0
Navy       3 8 0
Wichita State       3 8 0
East Carolina       2 9 0
Northern Illinois       2 9 0
Memphis State       1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 61st season of football. The Hurricanes were led by third-year head coach Jimmy Johnson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. Miami outscored their opponents 420–136, including a 28-16 victory against the Oklahoma Sooners, who were the defending national champions and ranked No. 1 at the time. At 11-0, it was Miami's first undefeated regular season, which they finished ranked No. 1. They were invited to the Fiesta Bowl, which also served as the National Championship Game, and lost 14-10 to No. 2 Penn State, who was also undefeated.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 30at South CarolinaNo. 3ESPNW 34–1473,500
September 6at FloridaNo. 3W 23–1574,875
September 13Texas TechNo. 2KJTVW 61–1141,925
September 27No. 1 OklahomaNo. 2CBSW 28–1671,451
October 4Northern IllinoisNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 34–033,905
October 11at West VirginiaNo. 1ABCW 58–1463,500
October 18at CincinnatiNo. 1RaycomW 45–1329,546
November 1No. 20 Florida StatedaggerNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
CBSW 41–2362,834
November 8at PittsburghNo. 1ABCW 37–1055,338
November 15TulsaNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 23–1051,110
November 27East CarolinaNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 36–1030,202
January 2vs. No. 2 Penn StateNo. 1NBCL 10–1473,098
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Rankings

See also: 1986 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Personnel

1986 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 73 David Alekna Sr
OT 56 Chris Bell Fr
WR 9 Brian Blades Jr
RB 5 Melvin Bratton Jr
WR 83 Andre Brown So
OT 53 Rob Canei Jr
TE 84 Rob Chudzinski Fr
OL 59 Luis Cristabol Fr
OT 70 Ed Davis Sr
C 50 Bobby Garcia Fr
FB 26 Cleveland Gary So
FB 41 Eric Ham Jr
TE 82 Charles Henry Jr
FB 30 Alonzo Highsmith Sr
WR 17 Rodney Hill So
C 64 Roderick Holder Fr
TE 80 John Hunt Fr
WR 47 Michael Irvin So
QB 8 Greg Jones Fr
OT 72 Marcus Kinlaw Fr
Sr 11 David Kintigh Sr
G 61 Maurice Maddox Jr
OL 52 Jose Montalvo So
G 77 Paul O'Connor Sr
OT 37 Darryl Oliver Sr
FB 75 John O'Neill So
G 68 Barry Panfil Fr
OT 71 Matt Patchan Jr
RB 21 J.C. Penny Jr
WR 33 Brett Perrriman Jr
OT 69 Mike Pigza So
G 76 Scott Provin Jr
C 74 Gregg Rakoczy Sr
TE 87 Alfredo Roberts Jr
G 65 Steve Rosinski Fr
OT 78 Bill Schaefer
TE 81 Brian Smith So
RB 44 Steve Staffier Jr
OL 67 Mike Sullivan Fr
QB 14 Vinny Testaverde Sr
RB 16 Robert Thomas So
QB 13 Geoff Torretta Sr
QB 7 Bill Turkowski Fr
FB 34 Tracy Waiters So
QB 1 Steve Walsh Fr
RB 24 Warren Williams Jr
WR 23 Percy Wilson Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 18 Tolbert Bain Jr
DB 6 Kenny Berry Fr
S 36 Bennie Blades Jr
DT 98 Jerome Brown Sr
S 32 Selwyn Brown Jr
LB 91 Rod Carter So
LB 57 Bernard Clark Fr
DB 29 Don Ellis So
CB 19 Darrell Fullington Jr
DL 60 David Guest Fr
DL 49 Darren Handy Fr
DB 39 Bobby Harden Fr
LB 85 Kevin Harris Fr
DE 54 Bill Hawkins So
DB 15 Jason Hicks Fr
LB 31 Freddy Highsmith So
DE 99 Jeff Howard Fr
LB 40 Sandy Jack Fr
DB 27 Michael Johnson Fr
DT 86 Derwin Jones Jr
DE 63 Jimmie Jones Fr
LB 51 Bukasa Kalombo Fr
DE 88 Dennis Kelleher Fr
DT 62 Gary Mahon So
LB 55 Danny Mariscal So
DE 94 Greg Mark Fr
DL 79 Russell Maryland Fr
DB 28 Kevin McCutcheon Sr
DB 48 Bubba McDowell So
CB 43 Doug McFadden Sr
LB 45 George Mira Jr. Jr
LB 90 Victor Morris Sr
LB 92 Winston Moss Sr
DT 97 Ernie Parish So
LB 58 Willis Peguese Fr
S 2 Basil Proctor Fr
LB 22 Randy Shannon So
DT 93 Dan Sileo Jr
CB 35 Tim Sims Sr
DE 96 Dan Stubbs Jr
DT 95 Brad Stunkel Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 25 Greg Cox Jr
P 38 Jeff Feagles Jr
P 20 Steve Kazdin Sr
P 12 Kirk Sandifer So
K 3 Mark Seelig Sr
P 17 David Lewis
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2016-10-05

Season summary

at South Carolina

Miami (FL) at South Carolina
1 234Total
No. 3 Hurricanes 14 3170 34
Gamecocks 0 0014 14

See also: 1986 South Carolina Gamecocks football team


[2]

at Florida

Miami (FL)
1 234Total
No. 3 Hurricanes 7 097 23
Gators 0 906 15

See also: 1986 Florida Gators football team and Florida–Miami football rivalry


[3]

Texas Tech

See also: 1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team


Oklahoma

Oklahoma at Miami (FL)
1 234Total
No. 1 Sooners 0 376 16
No. 2 Hurricanes 0 7210 28

See also: 1986 Oklahoma Sooners football team


[4]

Northern Illinois

See also: 1986 Northern Illinois Huskies football team


[5]

at West Virginia

See also: 1986 West Virginia Mountaineers football team


at Cincinnati

See also: Cincinnati Bearcats football


Florida State

Florida State at Miami (FL)
1 234Total
No. 20 Seminoles 14 360 23
No. 1 Hurricanes 14 0720 41
  • Date: November 1
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game attendance: 62,834

See also: 1986 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida State–Miami football rivalry


[6]

vs. Penn State (Fiesta Bowl)

Miami (FL) vs. Penn State
1 234Total
No. 1 Hurricanes 0 703 10
No. 2 Nittany Lions 0 707 14

Main article: 1987 Fiesta Bowl

See also: 1986 Penn State Nittany Lions football team and Game of the Century (college football)


[7]

1987 NFL Draft

Main article: 1987 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Vinny Testaverde Quarterback 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Alonzo Highsmith Running back 1 3 Houston Oilers
Jerome Brown Defensive tackle 1 9 Philadelphia Eagles
Gregg Rakoczy Center 2 32 Cleveland Browns
Winston Moss Linebacker 2 50 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Paul O'Connor Guard 5 140 New York Giants
Darryl Oliver Running back 11 297 Seattle Seahawks

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References

  1. ^ "1986 Football Schedule". University of Miami Athletic Department. Retrieved August 20, 2019.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Aug 31. Retrieved 2018-Jan-15.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 7. Retrieved 2018-Jan-15.
  4. ^ "MIAMI BLOWS AWAY OKLAHOMA". Chicago Tribune. September 28, 1986. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "Hurricanes handle Huskies 34-0 at Orange Bowl". Daily Chronicle (Illinois) via newspapers.com. October 5, 1986. p. 11. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  6. ^ "Testaverde Rallies No.1 Miami Past Florida State, 41-23". The Washington Post. November 2, 1986. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  7. ^ "Penn State Picks Off Miami, 14-10". Los Angeles Times. January 3, 1987. Retrieved November 8, 2019.
  8. ^ "1987 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved August 23, 2019.