1988 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 23–3 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
Record11–1
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGary Stevens (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorDave Wannstedt (3rd season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame       12 0 0
No. 2 Miami (FL)       11 1 0
No. 3 Florida State       11 1 0
No. 5 West Virginia       11 1 0
Southern Miss       10 2 0
No. 13 Syracuse       10 2 0
Army       9 3 0
Louisville       8 3 0
South Carolina       8 4 0
Northern Illinois       7 4 0
Pittsburgh       6 5 0
Memphis State       6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana       6 5 0
Rutgers       5 6 0
Akron       5 6 0
Penn State       5 6 0
Tulane       5 6 0
Louisiana Tech       4 7 0
Temple       4 7 0
Tulsa       4 7 0
Boston College       3 8 0
Cincinnati       3 8 0
East Carolina       3 8 0
Navy       3 8 0
Virginia Tech       3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 63rd season of football. The Hurricanes were led by fifth-year head coach Jimmy Johnson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 11–1 overall. They were invited to the Orange Bowl where they defeated Nebraska, 23-3.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3No. 1 Florida StateNo. 6CBSW 31–077,836
September 17at No. 15 MichiganNo. 1ABCW 31–30105,834
September 24WisconsinNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 23–348,311
October 1MissouriNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 55–040,654
October 15at No. 4 Notre DameNo. 1CBSL 30–3159,075
October 22CincinnatiNo. 4
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 57–344,107
October 29at East CarolinaNo. 4W 31–729,400
November 5TulsadaggerNo. 3
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 34–338,196
November 19at No. 11 LSUNo. 3ESPNW 44–379,528
November 26No. 8 ArkansasNo. 3
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
CBSW 18–1663,271
December 3BYUNo. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 41–1759,637
January 2vs. No. 6 NebraskaNo. 2
NBCW 23–379,480
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

Roster

1988 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 93 Randy Bethel So
WR 83 Andre Brown Sr
OL 52 Darrin Bruce Sr
WR 81 Wesley Carroll So
TE 84 Rob Chudzinski So
RB 28 Leonard Conley So
FB 20 Shannon Crowell So
WR 11 Dale Dawkins Jr
QB 7 Craig Erickson So
C 50 Bobby Garcia Jr
RB 43 Cleveland Gary Sr
G 66 Darren Handy
RB 31 Freddy Highsmith Sr
WR 3 Randal Hill So
C 64 Rod Holder Jr
OL 75 John O'Neill Sr
G 68 Barry Panfil
OL 73 Leon Searcy
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
WR 18 Pee Wee Smith Jr
WR 35 Darryl Spencer Fr
G 79 Mike Sullivan So
QB 4 Steve Walsh Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 23 Robert Bailey So
CB 6 Kenny Berry Jr
LB 91 Rod Carter Sr
LB 57 Bernard Clark Jr
LB 49 Maurice Crum So
DL 44 Shane Curry So
CB 29 Donald Ellis Sr
DB 39 Bobby Harden Jr
DE 54 Bill Hawkins Sr
DL 63 Jimmie Jones Jr
DT 96 Cortez Kennedy Jr
DT 94 Greg Mark Jr
DL 67 Russell Maryland So
DB 48 Bubba McDowell Sr
LB 38 Richard Newbill Jr
DE 58 Willis Peguese Jr
DB 2 Charles Pharms Fr
LB 22 Randy Shannon Sr
LB 20 Julius Noble Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Edgar Benes Jr
K 27 Carlos Huerta Fr
P 19 Tim Kalal Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Coaching staff

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Jimmy Johnson Head Coach 5th Arkansas (1965)
Gary Stevens Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 9th John Carroll (1965)
Dave Wannstedt Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 3rd Pittsburgh (1974)
Hubbard Alexander Wide receivers 10th Tennessee State (1962)
Joe Brodsky Running backs 11th Florida (1956)
Butch Davis Defensive line 5th Arkansas (1973)
Art Kehoe Assistant offensive line 4th Miami (1982)
Don Soldinger Tight ends 5th Memphis (1967)
Tony Wise Offensive line 4th Ithaca (1972)
Dave Campo Defensive backs 2nd Central Connecticut State (1969)

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Bill Foran Strength & Conditioning 4th Central Michigan (1977)
Tommy Tuberville Graduate Assistant 3rd Southern Arkansas (1976)
Ed Orgeron Graduate Assistant 1st Northwestern State (1983)

Rankings

Further information: 1988 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP8 (1)6 (1)1 (38)1 (46)1 (46)1 (55)1 (53)1 (52)443 (1)3 (1)3 (1)3 (1)2 (1)2 (1)2 (1 12)
Coaches5 (4)5 (4)1 (29)1 (37)1 (45)1 (45)1 (43)1 (44)44333 (1)3 (1)2 (2)2 (3)2 (2)

[1]

Game summaries

Florida State

#1 Florida State at #6 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Seminoles 0 000 0
Hurricanes 3 1477 31

See also: 1988 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida State–Miami football rivalry

[2][3]

at Michigan

#1 Miami (FL) at #15 Michigan
1 234Total
Hurricanes 7 7017 31
Wolverines 3 1737 30

See also: 1988 Michigan Wolverines football team

[4]

Wisconsin

Wisconsin at #1 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Badgers 3 000 3
Hurricanes 0 1463 23

See also: 1988 Wisconsin Badgers football team

[5]

Missouri

Missouri at #1 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Tigers 0 000 0
Hurricanes 21 17143 55

See also: 1988 Missouri Tigers football team

The dominating win over Missouri was Miami's most lopsided victory in 21 years, dating back to a 58-0 win over Pittsburgh in 1967.[6]

at Notre Dame

#1 Miami (FL) at #4 Notre Dame
1 234Total
Hurricanes 0 2109 30
Fighting Irish 7 14100 31
  • Source:

Main article: 1988 Notre Dame vs. Miami football game

See also: 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

[7][8]

Cincinnati

See also: Cincinnati Bearcats football

at East Carolina

See also: 1988 East Carolina Pirates football team

Tulsa

See also: 1988 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

at LSU

#3 Miami (FL) at #11 LSU
1 234Total
Hurricanes 10 10024 44
Tigers 0 300 3

See also: 1988 LSU Tigers football team

Arkansas

#8 Arkansas at #3 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Razorbacks 10 060 16
Hurricanes 10 503 18

See also: 1988 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

BYU

BYU at #2 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Cougars 3 0140 17
Hurricanes 7 2707 41

See also: 1988 BYU Cougars football team

vs. Nebraska (Orange Bowl)

#2 Miami (FL) vs. #6 Nebraska
1 234Total
Hurricanes 7 1303 23
Cornhuskers 0 030 3

Main article: 1989 Orange Bowl

See also: 1988 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Miami–Nebraska football rivalry

[10]

Awards and honors

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award

1989 NFL Draft

Main article: 1989 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick Team
Bill Hawkins Defensive end 1 21 Los Angeles Rams
Cleveland Gary Running back 1 26 Los Angeles Rams
Bubba McDowell Defensive back 3 77 Houston Oilers
Melvin Bratton Running back 7 180 Denver Broncos
Rod Carter Linebacker 10 252 Dallas Cowboys
Randy Shannon Linebacker 11 280 Dallas Cowboys

[13]

References

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  2. ^ "Miami Wallops No.1 FSU 31-0." Gainesville Sun. Sept 4 1988.
  3. ^ NoleFan.Org
  4. ^ "Hurricanes blow past Wolverines." Eugene Register-Guard. 1988 Sept 18.
  5. ^ "Miami's defense bails out offense." Gainesville Sun. 1988 Sept 25. Retrieved 2014-Dec-28.
  6. ^ "COLLEGE FOOTBALL : Missouri Sees Why Miami Is No. 1, 55-0". Los Angeles Times. October 2, 1988. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "NOTRE DAME DEFEATS TOP-RANKED MIAMI, 31-30". The Washington Post. January 3, 1989. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  8. ^ "25 years of college football's memorable games". USA Today. 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  9. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1988 Oct 23.
  10. ^ "MIAMI'S DEFENSE DESTROYS NEBRASKA". Chicago Tribune. January 3, 1989. Retrieved December 29, 2018.
  11. ^ "Awards". www.touchdownclubofcolumbus.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-17.
  12. ^ "History: Jack Harding MVP Award". CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-07-23.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "1989 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.