1995 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East co-champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
Record8–3 (6–1 Big East)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLarry Coker (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBill Miller (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 10 Virginia Tech +   6 1     10 2  
No. 20 Miami (FL) +   6 1     8 3  
No. 19 Syracuse   5 2     9 3  
West Virginia   4 3     5 6  
Boston College   4 3     4 8  
Rutgers   2 5     4 7  
Temple   1 6     1 10  
Pittsburgh   0 7     2 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 70th season of football and fifth as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by first-year head coach Butch Davis and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 8–3 overall and 6–1 in the Big East to finish as conference co-champion. They served a one-year bowl ban due to NCAA sanctions that were levied at the end of the season.[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:00 pmat No. 15 UCLA*No. 12ABCL 8–3160,091
September 94:00 pmNo. 25 (I-AA) Florida A&M*No. 19W 49–357,721
September 2312:00 pmat Virginia TechNo. 17BENL 7–1351,206
October 77:30 pmat No. 1 Florida State*ESPNL 17–4180,350
October 147:30 pmRutgers
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
BENW 56–2119,747
October 2112:00 pmat PittsburghBENW 17–1628,794
October 284:00 pmTempledagger
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 36–1228,147
November 412:00 pmBaylor*
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPN2W 35–1432,655
November 1112:00 pmat Boston CollegeBENW 17–1444,500
November 184:00 pmWest VirginiaNo. 25
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 17–1243,409
November 257:30 pmNo. 22 SyracuseNo. 25
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 35–2447,544
  • *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
Butch Davis Head Coach 1st Arkansas (1973)
Larry Coker Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1st Northeastern State (OK) (1970)
Bill Miller Defensive Coordinator 1st Texas-Arlington (1978)
Pete Garcia Recruiting Coordinator 1st Miami (1984)
Chuck Pagano Defensive Backs 1st Florida (1956)
Rick Petri Defensive Line 3rd Missouri-Rolla (1976)
Art Kehoe Offensive Line 11th Miami (1982)
Don Soldinger Running Backs 6th Memphis (1967)
Randy Shannon Linebackers 4th Miami (1989)
Charlie Williams Wide Receivers 3rd Colorado State (1982)

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma Mater
Dale Hulett Strength & Conditioning 1st SUNY-Cortland (1978)
Rob Chudzinski Graduate Assistant 2nd Miami (1990)
Rusty Medearis Graduate Assistant 1st Miami (1993)

Roster

1995 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Scott Covington Fr
WR 7 Jammi German So
WR 87 Yatil Green So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 52 Ray Lewis Jr
LB 45 Twan Russell Jr
DB 23 Duane Starks Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 21 Dane Prewitt Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Statistics

Passing

Player Cmp Att Pct Yards TD INT
Ryan Clement 119 201 59.2 1,638 7 10
Ryan Collins 34 60 56.7 478 3 2
Scott Covington 22 42 52.4 324 3 2
Dyral McMillan 1 1 100.0 25 1 0

Rushing

Player Att Yards Avg TD
Danyell Ferguson 212 1,069 5.0 12
Dyral McMillan 81 322 4.0 3
Ryan Clement 36 -76 -2.1 1
Trent Jones 28 125 4.5 2
Ryan Collins 18 36 2.0 1
Derrick Harris 16 42 2.6 1
Scott Covington 9 -20 -2.2 0
Carlo Joseph 5 27 5.4 1
Tony Gaiter 3 21 7.0 0
Jammi German 1 7 7.0 0
Nick Williams 1 3 3.0 0

Receiving

Player Rec Yards Avg TD
Jammi German 41 730 17.8 3
Yatil Green 25 476 19.0 2
Danyell Ferguson 22 248 11.3 1
Gerard Daphnis 14 236 16.9 2
Omar Rolle 12 175 14.6 1
Syii Tucker 12 134 11.2 3
Derrick Harris 10 77 7.7 0
Carlo Joseph 8 51 6.4 0
Dyral McMillan 7 56 8.0 0
Magic Benton 6 149 24.8 2
Chris C. Jones 6 40 6.7 0
Trent Jones 5 53 10.6 0
Tony Gaiter 4 5 1.3 0
Jermaine Chambers 4 35 8.8 0

Game summaries

UCLA

See also: 1995 UCLA Bruins football team

#12 Miami Hurricanes at #15 UCLA Bruins
Period 1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 0 0 088
UCLA 3 0 141431

at Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

  • Date: September 2, 1995
  • Game attendance: 60,091
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • UCLA - B. Merten 24-yard field goal

Second quarter

  • No scoring

Third quarter

  • UCLA - A. McCullough recovered fumble in end zone (B. Merten kick)
  • UCLA - K. Abdul-Jabbar 9-yard run (B. Merten kick)

Fourth quarter

  • UCLA - K. Abdul-Jabbar 6-yard run (B. Merten kick)
  • UM - S. Tucker 10-yard pass from R. Collins (J. German pass conversion)
  • UCLA - J. Milliner 1-yard run (B. Merten kick)

Florida A&M

See also: 1995 Florida A&M Rattlers football team

Florida A&M Rattlers at #19 Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
Florida A&M 7 7 0721
Miami (FL) 14 35 0756

at Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: September 9, 1995
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 57,751
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • UM - R. Collins 1-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • UM - G. Daphnis 31-yard pass from R. Collins (D. Prewitt kick)

Second quarter

  • UM - Y. Green 7-yard pass from R. Collins (D. Prewitt kick)
  • UM - T. Jones 14-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • FAMU - J. Stephens 40-yard field goal
  • UM - D. Ferguson 1-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Third quarter

  • UM - T. Gaiter 46-yard punt return (D. Prewitt kick)

Fourth quarter

  • UM - D. McMillian 3-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Virginia Tech

See also: 1995 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

#17 Miami Hurricanes at Virginia Tech Hokies
Period 1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 0 7 007
Virginia Tech 7 3 0313

at Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia

  • Date: September 23, 1995
  • Game attendance: 51,206
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • VT - D. Thomas 1-yard run (A. Larsen kick)

Second quarter

  • VT - A. Larsen 44-yard field goal
  • UM - D. Ferguson 5-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Third quarter

  • No scoring

Fourth quarter

  • VT - A. Larsen 20-yard field goal

Florida State

See also: 1995 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida State-Miami football rivalry

Miami Hurricanes at #1 Florida State Seminoles
Period 1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 7 0 3717
Florida State 7 17 71041

at Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Florida

Game information
First quarter
  • FSU - P.B. Williams 1 run (S. Bentley kick)
  • UM - T. Jones recovered blocked punt in end zone (D. Prewitt kick)

Second quarter

  • FSU - S. Bentley 34 FG
  • FSU - A. Cooper 8 pass from D. Kanell (S. Bentley kick)
  • FSU - A. Cooper 26 pass from D. Kanell (S. Bentley kick)

Third quarter

  • FSU - W. Dunn 1 run (S. Bentley kick)
  • UM - FG D. Prewitt 20

Fourth quarter

  • FSU - P. Riley 23 pass from D. Kanell (S. Bentley kick)
  • FSU - S. Bentley 33 FG
  • UM - M. Benton 42 pass from S. Covington (D. Prewitt kick)

Rutgers

See also: 1995 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
Rutgers 7 7 0721
Miami (FL) 14 35 0756

at Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: October 14, 1995
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 42,642
  • Recap, pg. 124
Game information
First quarter
  • RUT - Battaglia 7-yard pass from Lucas (Mike-Mayer kick)
  • UM - German 59-yard pass from Clement (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - Green 28-yard pass from Clement (Prewitt kick)

Second quarter

  • UM - Ferguson 1-yard run (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - Ferguson 46-yard pass from Clement (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - McMillan 2-yard run (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - Ward 26-yard blocked punt return (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - Benton 61-yard pass from Covington (Prewitt kick)
  • RUT - Lucas 11-yard run (Mike-Mayer kick)

Third quarter

  • No scoring

Fourth quarter

  • UM - Lewis 64-yard INT return (Prewitt kick)
  • RUT - Harper 3-yard pass from Lucas (Mike-Mayer kick)

Pitt

See also: 1995 Pitt Panthers football team

Miami Hurricanes at Pitt Panthers
Period 1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 7 0 3717
Pitt 3 10 3016

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 21, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 28,794
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • PITT - C. Ferencik 34-yard field goal
  • UM - S. Tucker 15-yard pass from R. Clement (D. Prewitt kick)

Second quarter

  • PITT - P. Gonzales 2-yard run (C. Ferencik kick)
  • PITT - C. Ferencik 26-yard field goal

Third quarter

  • UM - D. Prewitt 47-yard field goal
  • PITT - C. Ferencik 39-yard field goal

Fourth quarter

  • UM - D. Ferguson 16-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Temple

See also: 1995 Temple Owls football team

Temple Owls at Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
Temple 3 9 0012
Miami (FL) 7 13 9736

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: October 28, 1995
  • Game attendance: 28,147
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • UM - German 77 pass from Clement (Prewitt kick)
  • TEM - FG Michalski 34

Second quarter

  • TEM - V Johnson 39 pass from Burris (Michalski kick)
  • UM - Ferguson 23 run (Prewitt kick)
  • UM - Ferguson 2 run (kick failed)
  • TEM - 2 point defensive conversion by Adams

Third quarter

  • UM - FG Prewitt 36
  • UM - Clement 1 run (two-point conversion failed)
  • UM - German 30 pass from Covington (Prewitt kick)

Fourth quarter

  • No scoring

Baylor

See also: 1995 Baylor Bears football team

Baylor Bears at Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
Baylor 7 0 0714
Miami (FL) 0 14 14735

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: November 4, 1995
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 32,655
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • BAY - J. Douglas 2-yard run (J. Van Dyke kick)

Second quarter

  • UM - C. Jones 34-yard interception return (D. Prewitt kick)
  • UM - D. Ferguson 10-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Third quarter

  • UM - D. Ferguson 1-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • UM - D. Ferguson 16-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Fourth quarter

  • UM - D. McMillian 16-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • BAY - K. Muhammad 41-yard pass from J. Alfred (J. Van Dyke kick)

Boston College

See also: 1995 Boston College Eagles football team

Miami Hurricanes at Boston College Eagles
Period 1 2 34Total
Miami (FL) 7 0 7317
Boston College 0 0 01414

at Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

  • Date: November 11, 1995
  • Game attendance: 44,500
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • UM - G. Daphnis 56-yard pass from R. Clement (D. Prewitt kick)

Second quarter

  • No scoring

Third quarter

  • UM - D. Ferguson 85-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)

Fourth quarter

  • BC - S. Everson 3-yard pass from M. Hartsell (D. McGuire kick)
  • BC - O. Walker 1-yard run (D. McGuire kick)
  • UM - D. Prewitt 24-yard field goal

West Virginia

See also: 1995 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

West Virginia Mountaineers at #25 Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
West Virginia 0 9 3012
Miami (FL) 0 7 7317

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: October 21, 1995
  • Game time: 4:00 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 43,409
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • No scoring

Second quarter

  • WVU - B. Baumann 19-yard field goal
  • UM - D. Harris 6-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • WVU - D. Saunders 28-yard pass from C. Johnston (kick failed)

Third quarter

  • UM - C. Joseph 17-yard run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • WVU - B. Baumann 36-yard field goal

Fourth quarter

  • UM - D. Prewitt 33-yard field goal

Syracuse

See also: 1995 Syracuse Orangemen football team

#22 Syracuse Orangemen at #25 Miami Hurricanes
Period 1 2 34Total
Syracuse 10 14 0024
Miami (FL) 0 14 14735

at Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida

  • Date: November 25, 1995
  • Game time: 7:30 p.m. EST
  • Game attendance: 47,544
  • Box score
Game information
First quarter
  • SYR - M. Thomas 1 pass from D. McNabb (O. Mare kick)
  • SYR - O. Mare 47 FG

Second quarter

  • UM - D. Ferguson 2 run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • SYR - D. McNabb 17 run (O. Mare kick)
  • UM - D. Ferguson 3 run (D. Prewitt kick)
  • SYR - Thomas 3 run (O. Mare kick)

Third quarter

  • UM - Tucker 4 pass from R. Clement (D. Prewitt kick)
  • UM - T. Jones 2 run (D. Prewitt kick)

Fourth quarter

  • UM - O. Rolle 25 pass from D. McMillian (D. Prewitt kick)

1996 NFL Draft

Main article: 1996 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ray Lewis Linebacker 1 26 Baltimore Ravens
Derrick Harris Running Back 6 175 St. Louis Rams

References

  1. ^ Kauffman, Michelle (December 2, 1995). "Miami Bowled Over by NCAA Possible Orange Bid Ends As Sanctions Cut 24 Scholarships, Too". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved September 21, 2012.