1992 Miami Hurricanes football team

1992 Miami Hurricanes football
Sugar Bowl, L 13–34 vs. Alabama
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 3
AP No. 3
1992 record 11–1 (4–0 Big East)
Head coach Dennis Erickson (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Rich Olson (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Sonny Lubick (4th season)
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,712)
1992 Big East football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW 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

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.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 8:00 PM at No. 23 Iowa* No. 1 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 24–7   70,397
September 19 4:00 PM Florida A&M* No. 1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 38–0   74,292
September 26 4:00 PM Arizona* No. 2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 8–7   47,049
October 3 12:00 PM No. 3 Florida State* No. 2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (rivalry) ABC W 1916   77,338
October 10 12:00 PM at No. 7 Penn State* No. 2 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 17–14   96,704
October 17 4:00 PM TCU* No. 2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 45–10   42,915
October 24 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech No. 1 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (rivalry) BEN W 43–23   51,423
October 31 7:30 PM West Virginia No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 35–23   51,246
November 14 12:00 PM Temple No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL BEN W 48–0   41,212
November 21 3:30 PM at No. 8 Syracuse No. 1 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC W 16–10   49,857
November 28 7:30 PM at San Diego State* No. 1 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN W 63–17   52,108
January 1 8:30 PM vs. No. 2 Alabama* No. 1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 13–34   76,789
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Awards and honors

  • 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 Award

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

Team players drafted into the NFL

PlayerPositionRoundPickNFL Club
Ryan McNeilDefensive Back233Detroit Lions
Kevin WilliamsWide Receiver246Dallas Cowboys
Michael BarrowLinebacker247Houston Oilers
Darrin SmithLinebacker254Dallas Cowboys
Lamar ThomasWide Receiver360Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Horace CopelandWide Receiver4104Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Carlos EtheridgeTight End6157Indianapolis Colts
Gino TorettaQuarterback7192Minnesota Vikings
Jessie ArmsteadLinebacker8207New York Giants

[7]

Coaching staff

NamePositionSeasonsAlma mater
Dennis EricksonHead coach4thMontana State (1969)
Rich OlsonOffensive coordinator/wide receivers1stWashington State (1971)
Sonny LubickDefensive coordinator/defensive backs4thWestern Montana (1960)
Gregg SmithOffensive line4thIdaho (1969)
Dave ArnoldSpecial teams/tight ends4th
Randy ShannonDefensive line1stMiami (1989)
Art KehoeAssistant offensive line8thMiami (1982)
Ed OrgeronDefensive line4thNorthwestern State (1984)
Tommy TubervilleLinebackers4thSouthern Arkansas (1976)
Alex WoodRunning backs4thIowa (1978)

Support staff

NamePositionSeasonsAlma mater
Brad RollStrength & conditioning4thStephen F. Austin (1980)

References

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