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2002 Miami Hurricanes football team

The 2002 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2002 NCAA Division I FBS 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 to Ohio State, 31-24, in double overtime, ending the 34-game winning streak they had brought into the game.

2002 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East champion
Fiesta Bowl (BCS NCG), L 24–312OT vs. Ohio State
ConferenceBig East Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
2002 record12–1 (7–0 Big East)
Head coachLarry Coker (2nd season)
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 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  
Syracuse   2 5         4 8  
Temple   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

Pre-seasonEdit

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 awardsEdit

  • JaVon Burse- Blietnikoff Award Watch List
  • Ken Dorsey- Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award candidate
  • Brett Romberg- Rimington Trophy Watch List, Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Sherko Haji-Rasouli (OG)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • William Joseph (DT)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Matt Walters (DT)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Todd Sievers- Groza Award Preseason Watch List

ScheduleEdit

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 24–31 2OT77,502
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RosterEdit

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
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 17 D.J. Williams Jr
DB 25 Alfonso Marshall Jr
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
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Depth chartEdit

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

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

Special teamsEdit

StatisticsEdit

  • QB Ken Dorsey: 222/393 (56.5%) for 3,369 yards (8.57) with 28 TD vs. 12 INT (3.05%).
  • RB Willis McGahee: 282 carries for 1,753 yards (6.22) and 28 TD. 27 catches for 355 yards and 0 TD.
  • WR Andre Johnson: 52 catches for 1,092 yards (21.00) and 9 TD.
  • TE Kellen Winslow Jr.: 57 catches for 726 yards (12.74) and 8 TD.
  • K Todd Sievers: 12/20 (60.0%) on FG with 63 XPM. Long FG of 53 yards.

AwardsEdit

  • Brett Romberg- Rimmington Trophy [3]

ReferencesEdit

  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.

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