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2002 Michigan Wolverines football team

The 2002 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. The team was led by All-Americans Bennie Joppru and Marlin Jackson as well as team MVP B. J. Askew.

2002 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Outback Bowl champion
Outback Bowl, W 38–30 vs. Florida
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
2002 record10–3 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorTerry Malone (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (6th season)
Base defenseMultiple
MVPB. J. Askew
CaptainVictor Hobson
CaptainBennie Joppru
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 Ohio State $#+   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
No. 9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
No. 16 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:00 p.m.No. 11 Washington*No. 13ABCW 31–29111,491
September 712:10 p.m.Western Michigan*No. 7
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 35–12107,856
September 141:30 p.m.at No. 20 Notre Dame*No. 7NBCL 23–2580,795
September 2112:10 p.m.Utah*No. 14
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNW 10–7109,734
September 283:30 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 14ABCW 45–2869,249
October 123:30 p.m.No. 15 Penn StateNo. 13
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 27–24 OT111,502
October 1912:05 p.m.at PurdueNo. 11ESPNW 23–2162,414
October 2612:05 p.m.No. 13 Iowa No. 8
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNL 9–34111,496
November 212:05 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 15
ESPN2W 49–3111,542
November 97:45 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 13ESPNW 41–2453,773
November 1612:05 p.m.WisconsinNo. 12
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPN2W 21–14110,412
November 2312:15 p.m.at No. 2 Ohio StateNo. 12ABCL 9–14105,539
January 1, 200311:00 a.m.vs. No. 23 Florida*No. 13ESPNW 38–3065,101
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Game summariesEdit

WashingtonEdit

1 234Total
Washington 0 13106 29
Michigan 7 7710 31

[2]

IowaEdit

#13 Hawkeyes (7-1) at #8 Wolverines (6-1)
1 234Total
• Iowa 10 01410 34
Michigan 0 630 9

WisconsinEdit

Wisconsin at #12/#11 Michigan
1 234Total
Wisconsin 7 700 14
Michigan 14 070 21
  • MICH: Chris Perry 175 Rush Yds (career-high)

RosterEdit

2002 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 37 B. J. Askew Sr
WR 8 Jason Avant Fr
G 75 David Baas Jr
WR 27 Calvin Bell Jr
OL 63 Derek Bell So
WR 19 Ronald Bellamy Sr
WR 80 Braylon Edwards So
TE 83 Bennie Joppru Sr
WR 88 Tim Massaquoi So
QB 16 John Navarre Jr
RB 23 Chris Perry Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 90 Norman Heuer Sr
LB 6 Victor Hobson Sr
FS 2 Cato June Sr
LB 58 Roy Manning So
DL 53 Shantee Orr Sr
DE 85 Dave Spytek So
LB 31 John Spytek Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Statistical achievementsEdit

Michigan led the Big Ten Conference in quarterback sacks for all games (3.2 sacks per game), while Iowa led for conference games.[3]

John Navarre set numerous single-season school records that he would break the following season: attempts (448), surpassing his own record of 385 the prior season; completions (248), surpassing Tom Brady's 1998 and 1999 totals of 214; yards (2905), Jim Harbaugh's 1986 record of 2729. He also broke the career pass attempts record (910), surpassing Elvis Grbac's 835 in 1992, which he would extend the following year and which Chad Henne would eventually break in 2007. On September 14, Navarre joined Grbac as the only Wolverines with two career 4-touchdown passing games. On September 28, he tied Grbac with three such career outings and became the only Wolverine with two in the same season. Navarre broke Tom Brady's single-season yards per game record of 215.5 set in 1999 with a 223.5 average. He set the current single-season interception percentage record (1.56, minimum 100 attempts), surpassing Wally Gabler's 1965 record of 1.60. He also broke Harbaugh's 1986 single-season 200-yard game total of 8 with 9 and surpassed Brady's career total of 15 by posting his 18th in his junior year.[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "Brabbs' Last-Second Field Goal Deflates Huskies". ESPN. August 31, 2002. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 58. Archived from the original on July 3, 2010. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2010. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 8, 2010.

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