1994 Miami Hurricanes football
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 coach
Offensive coordinatorRich Olson (3rd season)
Offensive schemeOne-Back Spread
Defensive coordinatorGreg McMackin (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big East Conference 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-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 69th season of football and fourth 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

1994 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 6 Ryan Clement Fr
QB 17 Scott Covington Fr
QB 11 Frank Costa Sr
WR 7 Jammi German So
WR 87 Yatil Green Fr
WR 85 Chris Jones Sr
RB 28 James Stewart Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 90 Kenny Holmes So
DT 94 Dwayne Johnson Sr
DE 96 Kenard Lang Fr
LB 52 Ray Lewis So
DB 9 Chad Wilson Sr
DB 24 Tremain Mack Fr
DB 18 C. J. Richardson Sr
DT 43 Pat Riley Sr
LB 45 Twan Russell So
DT 76 Warren Sapp Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 21 Maurice Washington Jr


Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings

Main article: 1994 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP6 (1)6 (1)5 (1)5 (1)6 (1)13138765555436
Coaches6 (2)6 (2)6 (2)6 (2)12107443345436

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

See also: 1994 Washington Huskies football team


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

Main article: 1995 Orange Bowl

See also: 1994 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Miami–Nebraska football rivalry


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

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award

1995 NFL Draft

Main article: 1995 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Warren Sapp Defensive Tackle 1st 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pat Riley Defensive End 2nd 52 Chicago Bears
Chris T. Jones Wide Receiver 3rd 78 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Jones Running Back 4th 103 Washington Redskins
James Stewart Running Back 5th 157 Minnesota Vikings
C.J. Richardson Safety 7th 211 Houston Oilers
A.C. Tellison Wide Receiver 7th 231 Cleveland Browns

Notes

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 August 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-12-03. Retrieved 2008-12-30.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "NCAA College Football Awards - ESPN".
  5. ^ "History: Jack Harding MVP Award". CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 23, 2012.[permanent dead link]