2002 Miami Hurricanes football
Big East champion
Florida Cup champion
Fiesta Bowl (BCS NCG), L 31–242OT vs. Ohio State
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
2002 record12–1 (7–0 Big East)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRob Chudzinski (2nd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorRandy Shannon (2nd season)
Base defense4–3 Cover 2
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big East Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 Miami (FL) $   7 0     12 1  
No. 25 West Virginia   6 1     9 4  
No. 19 Pittsburgh   5 2     9 4  
No. 18 Virginia Tech   3 4     10 4  
Boston College   3 4     9 4  
Temple   2 5     4 8  
Syracuse   2 5     4 8  
Rutgers   0 7     1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 77th season of football and 12th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Larry Coker and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 12–1 overall and 7–0 in the Big East to finish as conference champion. They were invited to the Fiesta Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game, and lost against Ohio State, 31-24, in double overtime.

Pre-season

Miami had just come off a national championship season. Many of the starters left for the NFL, but a few key players, including quarterback Ken Dorsey, wide receiver Andre Johnson, and linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D. J. Williams returned. Despite the loss of numerous starters, Miami was still ranked 1st in the preseason coaches poll.[1]

Pre-season awards

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 pmFlorida A&M*No. 1PPVW 63–1768,548
September 75:15 pmat No. 6 Florida*No. 1CBSW 41–16 85,777
September 1412:00 pmat TempleNo. 1ESPN+W 44–2133,169
September 217:45 pmBoston CollegeNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 38–673,622
October 57:00 pmConnecticut*No. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
PPVW 48–1452,131
October 1212:00 pmNo. 9 Florida State*No. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 28–2781,927
October 2612:00 pmat West VirginiaNo. 1ESPN2W 40–2356,817
November 212:00 pmat RutgersNo. 1ESPN+W 42–1727,222
November 93:30 pmat Tennessee*No. 2CBSW 26–3107,745
November 217:30 pmNo. 17 PittsburghNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 28–2164,897
November 301:00 pmat SyracuseNo. 1ABCW 49–745,679
December 71:00 pmNo. 18 Virginia TechNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
ABCW 56–4576,108
January 38:00 pmvs. No. 2 Ohio State*No. 1ABCL 31–24 2OT77,502
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster

2002 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 2 Willis McGahee So
WR 5 Andre Johnson Jr
WR 9 Kevin Beard Jr
QB 11 Ken Dorsey Jr
RB 32 Frank Gore So
RB 34 Jarrett Payton Jr
T 60 Vernon Carey Jr
C 66 Brett Romberg Sr
G 74 Sherko Haji-Rasouli Sr
T 76 Carlos Joseph Jr
OL 77 Chris Myers So
WR 84 Roscoe Parrish So
TE 81 Kellen Winslow II So
TE 74 Eric Winston So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 17 D.J. Williams Jr
DB 25 Alfonso Marshall Jr
DB 22 Kelly Jennings So
DB 6 Antrel Rolle So
CB 26 Sean Taylor So
LB 49 Darrell McClover Jr
LB 51 Jonathan Vilma Jr
DE 55 Jamaal Green Sr
DT 56 Santonio Thomas Jr
DT 75 Vince Wilfork So
DE 91 Matt Walters Sr
DT 94 William Joseph Sr
DE 95 Jerome McDougle Sr
DE 99 Andrew Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 16 Todd Sievers Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Depth chart

Bold indicates starters at that position. Bold italics indicates a returning starter.[2]

Offense

Defense

Special teams

Season recap

Florida A&M

See also: Florida A&M Rattlers football

at Florida

See also: 2002 Florida Gators football team, Florida–Miami football rivalry, and College GameDay (football)


at Temple

See also: 2002 Temple Owls football team

Boston College

See also: 2002 Boston College Eagles football team

Connecticut

See also: 2002 Connecticut Huskies football team


Florida State

See also: 2002 Florida State Seminoles football team and Florida State–Miami football rivalry

at West Virginia

See also: 2002 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

at Rutgers

See also: 2002 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

at Tennessee

See also: 2002 Tennessee Volunteers football team and College GameDay (football)

Pittsburgh

See also: 2002 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

at Syracuse

See also: 2002 Syracuse Orangemen football team

Virginia Tech

See also: 2002 Virginia Tech Hokies football team and Miami–Virginia Tech football rivalry

vs. Ohio State (Fiesta Bowl)

Ohio State vs. Miami (FL)
1 234OTTotal
No. 2 Buckeyes 0 14307 24
No. 1 Hurricanes 7 0737 24

Main article: 2003 Fiesta Bowl

See also: 2002 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

Statistics

Awards

References

  1. ^ "The Hurricanes are No. 1 in the ESPN.COM/USA Today Preseason Poll! :: Read what head coach Larry Coker has to say!". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  2. ^ National Champs.net (2002). "Miami Hurricanes 2002 Preview". Nationalchamps.net. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
  3. ^ "College Football Award winners, 2002". ESPN.com. July 24, 2007.