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1995 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 1995 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

1995 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Alamo Bowl, L 20–22 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1995 record9–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorFred Jackson (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorGreg Mattison (1st season)
MVPTim Biakabutuka
Captains
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 102,501)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Northwestern $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Ohio State 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 13 Penn State 5 3 0     9 3 0
No. 17 Michigan 5 3 0     9 4 0
Michigan State 4 3 1     6 5 1
No. 25 Iowa 4 4 0     8 4 0
Illinois 3 4 1     5 5 1
Wisconsin 3 4 1     4 5 2
Purdue 2 5 1     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Indiana 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 2612:00 p.m.No. 17/16 Virginia*No. 14/12ABCW 18–17101,444
September 23:30 p.m.at No. 25/24 IllinoisNo. 13/12ABCW 38–1470,193
September 912:30 p.m.Memphis*No. 11/9
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
PASSW 24–7100,862
September 166:30 p.m.at Boston College*No. 11/9ESPNW 23–1344,500
September 3012:30 p.m.Miami (OH)*No. 8/8
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
PASSW 38–19104,484
October 712:30 p.m.No. 25/NR NorthwesternNo. 7/7
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNL 13–19104,642
October 2112:00 p.m.at IndianaNo. 10/10ESPN+W 34–1744,623
October 283:30 p.m.Minnesota No. 9/9
ABCW 52–17104,929
November 43:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 7/7ABCL 25–2874,667
November 1112:00 p.m.PurdueNo. 13/15
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 5–0103,721
November 1812:00 p.m.at No. 19/21 Penn StateNo. 12/14ABCL 17–2796,677
November 2512:00 p.m.No. 2/2 Ohio StateNo. 18/20
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry)
ABCW 31–23106,288
December 287:00 p.m.vs. No. 19/18 Texas A&M*No. 14/14ESPNL 20–2264,597

RosterEdit

1995 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 21 Tim Biakabutuka Jr
QB 10 Tom Brady Fr
TE 88 Mark Campbell So
TE 84 Rob VanderLeest Sr
QB 12 Scott Dreisbach So
QB 14 Brian Griese Jr
WR 9 Mercury Hayes Sr
RB 8 Chris Howard So
T 69 Jon Runyan Jr
TE 16 Jay Riemersma Sr
WR 18 Amani Toomer Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 50 David Crispin Jr
LB 5 Mike Elston Jr
LB 37 Jarrett Irons Sr
DT 91 Josh Williams Fr
CB 2 Charles Woodson Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Remy Hamilton So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summariesEdit

NorthwesternEdit

#25 Northwestern at #7 Michigan
1 234Total
Wildcats 0 6310 19
Wolverines 3 370 13

Ohio StateEdit

Week 11: (2) Ohio State at (18) Michigan[2]
(Michigan–Ohio State rivalry game)
1 234Total
Ohio State (11–0, 7–0) 3 668 23
Michigan (8–3, 4–3) 7 3714 31

Statistical achievementsEdit

The team earned the fifth of six 1990s Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for all games by holding opponents to 93.2 yards per game.[3] The team also earned the fifth of five consecutive and six 1990s Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for conference games by holding opponents to 88.1 yards per game.[3] The team led the conference in total defense for conference games (314.5) and all games (284.8).[4] The loss against Northwestern ended a streak of 19 consecutive wins in the series.[5]

Tim Biakabutuka set the following records: single-season rushing attempts (303), eclipsing Jamie Morris' eight-year-old record and broken five years later by Anthony Thomas; and single-season rushing yards (1818), also eclipsing an eight-year-old record by Morris, but currently still standing. His November 25 single-game 313-yard performance in the Michigan–Ohio State football rivalry game remains second to Ron Johnson's 347-yard 1967 performance.[6]

Mercury Hayes had a 7-reception 179-yard performance culminating in a game-winning, fourth down, time expired 15-yard touchdown catch on August 26, 1995, from Scott Dreisbach to seal an 18–17 win against Virginia in Michigan's greatest comeback,[7][8] a record that stood for eight years until 2003, when the Wolverines pulled off a 21-point comeback against Minnesota.[9] Dreisbach's 52-pass attempts surpassed the school record by Dick Vidmer of 47 set in 1967. The 372 yards gained broke Todd Collins' 1994 record of 352. Tom Brady would surpass the both records in 1998. Later in the season against Michigan State, Dreisbach became 9th Michigan passer to accumulate 4 touchdown passes in a game, a record which has been matched but not broken.[10] The reception was recorded against University of Virginia Cavaliers defensive backs Ronde Barber and Paul London in the Pigskin Classic to complete what was at the time the largest comeback in Michigan Football history (17 points) in Lloyd Carr's coaching debut.[7][11] The game constituted one of the two wildest finishes in Michigan Football history according to ESPN.[12]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Co-captains: Jarrett Irons, Joe Marinaro
  • All-Americans: Jason Horn, Jon Runyan
  • All-Conference: Jason Horn, Jarrett Irons, Jon Runyan, Clarence Thompson, Charles Woodson, Rod Payne
  • Most Valuable Player: Tshimanga Biakabutuka
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jarrett Irons
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jay Riemersma
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Jon Jansen
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jarrett Irons
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Jay Riemersma
  • Dick Katcher Award: Jason Horn
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Joe Marinaro
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Jason Carr
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Jarrett Irons

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1
  2. ^ "Ohio State vs. Michigan". USA Today. November 22, 1997. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 56. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 57. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  5. ^ "2009 Division I Football Records Book: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 117. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 114. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Michigan Finds Miracle of Its Own to Overcome Virginia". The New York Times. August 27, 1995. Retrieved November 18, 2007.
  8. ^ "Virginia vs. Michigan". USA Today. August 26, 1995. Retrieved July 22, 2010.
  9. ^ LaPointe, Joe (October 11, 2003). "COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Navarre Brings Michigan All the Way Back". The New York Times. Retrieved December 14, 2008.
  10. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  11. ^ "Versus Virginia August 26, 1995 (box score)". M Go Blue. Regents of the University of Michigan. 2003. Archived from the original on May 3, 2005. Retrieved October 22, 2007.
  12. ^ Jones, Todd (2007). "Michigan". In MacCambridge, Michael (ed.). ESPN Big Ten College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Enterprises. p. 62. ISBN 1-933060-49-2.

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