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1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team represented the University of Wisconsin during the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. They were led by fourth year head coach Barry Alvarez and participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. The Badgers played their home games at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin.

1993 Wisconsin Badgers football
Wisconsin Badgers logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 21–16 vs. UCLA
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1993 record10–1–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBarry Alvarez (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorBrad Childress (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDan McCarney (4th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
(Capacity: 77,745)
Seasons
← 1992
1994 →
1993 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin + 6 1 1     10 1 1
No. 11 Ohio State + 6 1 1     10 1 1
No. 8 Penn State 6 2 0     10 2 0
Indiana 5 3 0     8 4 0
No. 21 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 5 3 0     5 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 6 0
Iowa 3 5 0     6 6 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 0 8 0     2 9 0
Purdue 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

SeasonEdit

Over the course of the season, Wisconsin was the top team in the Big Ten in terms of passing efficiency, with QB Darrell Bevell recording an impressive 155.2 in that category. RB Brent Moss ran for 1,637 yards on 312 carries, winning Big Ten Player of the Year Honors, the first Wisconsin player to receive this award since Ron Vander Kelen in the 1962 season.

After starting the season 3–0, including a win in their Big Ten opener against Indiana, team co-captain Joe Panos was asked by a reporter whether he thought Michigan or Ohio State would win the conference, to which Panos sharply responded, "Well, why not Wisconsin?"[1] Panos' words served to inspire the team and the school, using the rally cry of "Why Not Wisconsin?" for the rest of the season.

The Badgers lost in a stunning upset to a mediocre Minnesota team in their annual rivalry game for their first and only loss of the season. Footage from this game held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was used in the television series Coach to represent the fictional Minnesota State and West Texas Universities in the "Pioneer Bowl" at the Alamodome.

However, in the next game, Wisconsin defeated Michigan for the first time since 1981. After a tie against Ohio State, the Badgers needed to win their final game of the year against Michigan State and an Ohio State loss to Michigan to secure their first trip to the Rose Bowl since 1963. Michigan's 28–0 shut out of Ohio State opened the door, and then Wisconsin defeated #25 Michigan State in the last Coca-Cola Classic in Tokyo, Japan to win a share of Big Ten Conference title and the invitation to the 1994 Rose Bowl.

The Badgers finished their most successful season since 1962, highlighted by their first Rose Bowl win, as they defeated the UCLA Bruins 21–16. Unfortunately, the season is also remembered for the tragic "Camp Randall Crush" where several people were severely injured during a field rush after the Badgers defeated Michigan.

Individual awards and honorsEdit

  • Brent Moss, Big Ten Player of the Year
  • Barry Alvarez, Big Ten Coach of the Year

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4 1:05 PM Nevada* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 35–17   66,557[2]
September 11 7:00 PM at SMU* Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 24–16   19,013[3]
September 18 1:05 PM Iowa State* No. 24 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 28–7   77,745[4]
September 25 11:30 AM at Indiana No. 23 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN W 27–15   34,306[5]
October 9 1:05 PM Northwestern  No. 21 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI W 53–14   77,745[6]
October 16 11:30 AM at Purdue No. 16 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN W 42–28   37,112[7]
October 23 6:00 PM at Minnesota No. 15 MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) L 21–28   64,798[8]
October 30 11:35 AM No. 24 Michigan No. 21 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ESPN W 13–10   77,745[9]
November 6 2:30 PM No. 3 Ohio State No. 15 Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI ABC T 14–14   77,745[10]
November 20 2:30 PM at Illinois No. 14 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 35–10   48,083[11]
December 4 9:00 PM vs. No. 25 Michigan State No. 10 Tokyo DomeTokyo, Japan (Coca-Cola Classic) ESPN W 41–20   51,500[12]
January 1 4:00 PM vs. No. 13 UCLA* No. 9 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC W 21–16   101,237[13]
*Non-conference game.  Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

RosterEdit

1993 Wisconsin Badgers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 77 Tyler Adam
OL 57 David Anderson
WR 25 Kerwin Badie
QB 11 Darrell Bevell So
QB 3 Michael Brin
WR 12 Jevon Brunston
RB 20 Jason Burns
OL 68 Cayetano Castro
OL 63 James Darby
WR 1 J.C. Dawkins
WR 2 Lee DeRamus Jr
OL 69 Derek Engler Fr
RB 41 Terrell Fletcher Jr
QB 15 Jeff Forde
OL 59 Mike Galletti
QB 17 Darren Holt
WR 21 Keith Jackson
RB 22 Ron Johnson
RB 34 Nikki Kemp
WR 18 Chris Kennedy
OL 79 Shane Kreke
WR 4 Michael London
TE 9 Kevin Lyles
QB 16 Jay Macias
QB 19 Ben McCormick
RB 13 Carl McCullough Fr
RB 32 Mark Montgomery Jr
RB 33 Brent Moss Jr
RB 26 Robert Nelson
TE 31 Matt Nyquist
OG 58 Joe Panos Sr
OL 51 Brian Patterson Sr
OL 56 Mike Rader
C 52 Cory Raymer Jr
TE 81 Michael Roan Jr
RB 44 Royce Robertson
OL 72 John Rohde
OG 63 Joe Rudolph Jr
WR 84 Archie Seale
WR 82 Tony Simmons Fr
QB 10 Dirk Stanger
OL 60 Steve Stark
WR 24 Reggie Torian
RB 45 Jeff Wirth
OT 71 Jerry Wunsch Fr
OL 65 James Vanderveldt
OT 67 Mike Verstegen Jr
WR 87 Vince Zullo
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 85 Steve Baffico
DB 23 Donny Brady Jr
DB 5 Jamel Brown
LB 98 Yusef Burgess Jr
DB 30 Theo Carney
DB 11 Mike Carr
DB 19 Daryl Carter Fr
OLB 51 Chad Cascadden Jr
LB 52 Phil Chavez
OLB 36 Azree Commander
DB 18 Dwayne Cuff
LB 39 Pete Diatelevi
LB 34 Brian Flanigan
DT 92 Carlos Fowler
CB 3 Kenny Gales Jr
DL 96 Al Gay
LB 46 Terry Glavin
DB 27 Damon Glenn
OLB 63 Derek Greene
DB 22 Trent Gross
DL 95 Todd Halbur
DB 31 Troy Hegg
OLB 50 Chris Hein
DB 2 Eric Holder
S 10 Reggie Holt Jr
DL 59 Joe Innis
LB 6 Royston Jones
OLB 85 Bryan Jurewicz Fr
DB 4 Greg Keigher
DB 9 Dave Knaack
DL 67 Steve Kouba
DL 61 Lee Krueger
LB 53 Jason Levine
OLB 88 Rob Lurisema
LB 56 David Lysek
DT 70 Jason Maniecki So
CB 29 Jeff Messenger Jr
LB 48 Pete Monty Fr
S 37 Scott Nelson Sr
LB 54 Todd Orlando Sr
DB 32 Eric Pollex
LB 8 Sylas Pratt
OLB 93 Nick Rafko
DB 24 John Rhymes
DB 13 R.J. Safranek
OLB 42 Tarek Saleh Fr
DB 49 Henry Searcy
LB 56 Dan Schneck
DE, NG 62 Lamark Shackerford Sr
DL 90 Haywood Simmons
DB 38 Ronald Smith
DL 91 Rod Spiller
DB 28 Jason Suttle Fr
DT 66 Mike Thompson Jr
DL 75 John Todryk
LB 47 Eric Unverzagt So
DB 20 Scott Wagner
DB 7 Cyril Weems
DB 15 Scott Young
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 14 John Hall Fr
PK 97 Matt Krueger
PK 23 Bryan Mader
PK 90 Paul Sander
PK 98 Rick Schnetzky
P 26 Sam Veit
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Regular startersEdit

Team players selected in the 1994 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Overall Selection NFL Team
Joe Panos Center 3 77 Philadelphia Eagles
Mark Montgomery Running Back 7 206 Philadelphia Eagles

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Maisel, Ivan (May 27, 2010). "Alvarez Emotional About HOF Entry". ESPN. Retrieved June 27, 2010.
  2. ^ Bagnato, Andrew (September 5, 1993). "Wisconsin Rips Nevada As Good Times Return". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ McNabb, David (September 12, 1993). "A&M Routed; SMU Falters Again Late Wisconsin Rally Clips Mustangs, 24-16". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "Wisconsin 28, Iowa State 7". The Robesonian. September 19, 1993. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ "Routs Were Expected; the Brawls Wern't". The Tuscaloosa News. September 26, 1993. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "(21)Wisconsin 53, Northwestern 14". The Day. October 10, 1993. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  7. ^ Chaptman, Dennis (October 17, 1993). "Winning Feeling Fits Badgers". Milwaukee Sentinel. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  8. ^ Timmerman, Luke (October 24, 1993). "Gophers Stun Previously Unbeaten Badgers". Telegraph Herald. Dubuque. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  9. ^ "Spectator Injuries Mar Badgers' stunner". The Spokesman-Review. Spokane. October 31, 1993. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  10. ^ Moran, Malcolm (November 7, 1993). "Ohio State Blocks a Kick And a Dream". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  11. ^ Sonderegger, John (November 21, 1993). "Fletcher Puts on Show for Family". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  12. ^ Sanger, David E. (December 6, 1993). "Wisconsin Is on Top a World Away". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-12-29. Retrieved 2011-10-12.
  14. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1994.htm