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1992 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 1992 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1992 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 67th season of football and 2nd as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by fourth-year head coach Dennis Erickson and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 11–1 overall and 4–0 in the Big East while playing a partial conference schedule. They were invited to the Sugar Bowl, which served as the Bowl Coalition National Championship Game, where they lost to Alabama, 34-13.

1992 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 13–34 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1992 record11–1 (4–0 Big East)
Head coachDennis Erickson (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorRich Olson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorSonny Lubick (4th season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,712)
Seasons
← 1991
1993 →
1992 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Miami (FL) 4 0 0     11 1 0
No. 6 Syracuse 6 1 0     10 2 0
Rutgers 4 2 0     7 4 0
No. 21 Boston College 2 1 1     8 3 1
West Virginia 2 3 1     5 4 2
Pittsburgh 1 3 0     3 9 0
Virginia Tech 1 4 0     2 8 1
Temple 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • The Big East did not crown an official champion until 1993 when full league play began.
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Dennis Erickson Head coach 4th Montana State (1969)
Rich Olson Offensive coordinator/wide receivers 1st Washington State (1971)
Sonny Lubick Defensive coordinator/defensive backs 4th Western Montana (1960)
Gregg Smith Offensive line 4th Idaho (1969)
Dave Arnold Special teams/tight ends 4th
Randy Shannon Defensive line 1st Miami (1989)
Art Kehoe Assistant offensive line 8th Miami (1982)
Ed Orgeron Defensive line 4th Northwestern State (1984)
Tommy Tuberville Linebackers 4th Southern Arkansas (1976)
Alex Wood Running backs 4th Iowa (1978)

Support staffEdit

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Brad Roll[citation needed] Strength & conditioning 4th Stephen F. Austin (1980)

RosterEdit

1992 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 17 Coleman Bell Sr
RB 33 Donnell Bennett So
WR 88 Horace Copeland Sr
T 72 Mario Cristobal Sr
WR 35 Darryl Spencer Sr
WR 36 Lamar Thomas Sr
QB 13 Gino Torretta Sr
G 78 Kipp Vickers Sr
WR 5 Kevin Williams Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 1 Jessie Armstead Sr
LB 56 Michael Barrow Sr
DT 94 Dwayne Johnson So
CB 47 Ryan McNeil Sr
DL 98 Rusty Medearis   Jr
LB 45 Darrin Smith Sr
DB 31 Darryl Williams Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 21 Dane Prewitt
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 58:00 PMat No. 23 Iowa*No. 1ABCW 24–770,397
September 194:00 PMFlorida A&M*No. 1W 38–074,292
September 264:00 PMArizona*No. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 8–747,049
October 312:00 PMNo. 3 Florida State*No. 2
ABCW 19–1677,338
October 1012:00 PMat No. 7 Penn State*No. 2ABCW 17–1496,704
October 174:00 PMTCU*No. 2
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 45–1042,915
October 2412:00 PMat Virginia TechNo. 1BENW 43–2351,423
October 317:30 PMWest VirginiaNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ESPNW 35–2351,246
November 1412:00 PMTempleNo. 1
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
BENW 48–041,212
November 213:30 PMat No. 8 SyracuseNo. 1ABCW 16–1049,857
November 287:30 PMat San Diego State*No. 1ESPNW 63–1752,108
January 18:30 PMvs. No. 2 Alabama*No. 1ABCL 13–3476,789
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP 1 (40) 1 (43) 1 (45) 1 (47) 1 (43) 2 (12) 2 (16) 1 т (30 ½) 1 т (31) 1 (32) 2 (27 ½) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 1 (61) 3 
Coaches 1 (40) 1 (43) 1 (45) 1 (47) 1 (45) 2 (16) 2 (22) 1 (31) 1 (31) 1 (37) 1 (30) 1 (59) 1 (59) 1 (60) 1 (59) 1 (59) 3

Season summaryEdit

IowaEdit

#1 Miami (FL) at #23 Iowa
1 234Total
Hurricanes 3 7014 24
Hawkeyes 0 007 7
  
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 1990 W 48–21

Florida StateEdit

#3 Florida State at #2 Miami (FL)
1 234Total
Seminoles 7 333 16
Hurricanes 0 1009 19
    
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–14 1991 W 17–16

vs. Alabama (Sugar Bowl)Edit

#1 Miami (FL) vs. #2 Alabama
1 234Total
Hurricanes 3 307 13
Crimson Tide 3 10147 34
     
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–13 1990 W 33–25

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Gino Torretta, Davey O'Brien Award[1]
  • Gino Torretta, Heisman Trophy[2]
  • Gino Torretta, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[3]
  • Gino Torretta, Maxwell Award
  • Gino Torretta, Walter Camp Award[4]

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP AwardEdit

  • Michael Barrow, LB[5]
  • Gino Torretta, QB[6]

1993 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick Team
Ryan McNeil Defensive Back 2 33 Detroit Lions
Kevin Williams Wide Receiver 2 46 Dallas Cowboys
Michael Barrow Linebacker 2 47 Houston Oilers
Darrin Smith Linebacker 2 54 Dallas Cowboys
Lamar Thomas Wide Receiver 3 60 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Horace Copeland Wide Receiver 4 104 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carlos Etheredge Tight End 6 157 Indianapolis Colts
Gino Toretta Quarterback 7 192 Minnesota Vikings
Jessie Armstead Linebacker 8 207 New York Giants

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.daveyobrien.org
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=12
  4. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm
  5. ^ "History: Jack Harding MVP Award". CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 23, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "History: Jack Harding MVP Award". CBS Interactive. Retrieved July 23, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1993.htm