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1989 Miami Hurricanes football
National Champions
Sugar Bowl, W, 33-25 vs. Alabama
ConferenceNCAA Division I-A independent schools
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1
APNo. 1
1989 record11-1 ( Independent)
Head coachDennis Erickson
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski
Offensive schemePro Style
Defensive coordinatorSonny Lubick
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami         11 1 0
No. 2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
No. 3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
No. 15 Penn State         8 3 1
No. 17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
No. 21 West Virginia         8 3 1
Syracuse         8 4 0
Southwestern Louisiana         7 4 0
Akron         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 4 1
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Louisiana Tech         5 4 1
Army         6 5 0
Louisville         6 5 0
East Carolina         5 5 1
Tulsa         6 6 0
Southern Miss         5 6 0
Tulane         4 8 0
Navy         3 8 0
Rutgers         2 7 2
Boston College         2 9 0
Memphis         2 9 0
Cincinnati         1 9 1
Temple         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Miami Hurricanes were the national champions of the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The national championship was the third won by the University of Miami in football.

Starting lineupEdit

OffenseEdit

Position Name
QB Craig Erickson
FB Leonard Conley
WB Wesley Carroll
TE Rob Chudzinski
SE Randal Hill
FL Dale Dawkins
OT Robert Amatucci
OG Rod Holder
C Bobby Garcia
OG Darren Handy
OT Leon Searcy

DefenseEdit

Position Name
RE Greg Mark
DT Cortez Kennedy
DT Russell Maryland
LE Willis Peguese
WLB Maurice Crum
MLB Bernard Clark
SLB Richard Newbill
RCB Ryan McNeil
LCB Kenny Berry
FS Charles Pharms
SS Hurlie Brown

Special teamsEdit

Position Name
K Carlos Huerta
P Tim Kalal
KR Randal Hill
KR Alex Johnson
PR Wesley Carroll

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 at Wisconsin #3 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 51–3   38,646
September 16 California #3 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 31–3   56,931
September 23 at Missouri #2 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 38–7   43,293
September 30 at Michigan State #2 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 26–20   76,217
October 7 Cincinnati #2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 56–0   48,597
October 14 San Jose State #2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 48–16   45,122
October 28 at #9 Florida State #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Florida State–Miami rivalry) ESPN L 10–24   62,602
November 4 East Carolina #7 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 40–10   35,159
November 11 at #14 Pittsburgh #7 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 24–3   52,528
November 18† San Diego State #7 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 42–6   42,362
November 25 #1 Notre Dame #7 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL CBS W 27–10   81,634
January 1 vs. #7 Alabama #2 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 33–25   77,425
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Season summaryEdit

Notre DameEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 0 10 0 0 10
Miami (FL) 10 7 7 3 27
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida
  • Game attendance: 81,634

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Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Cortez KennedyDefensive Tackle 13 Seattle Seahawks
Jimmie Jones Defensive Tackle 364 Dallas Cowboys
Bernard ClarkLinebacker365 Cincinnati Bengals
Willis PegueseDefensive End 372 Houston Oilers
Greg MarkDefensive End 379 New York Giants
Richard NewbillLinebacker 5126 Houston Oilers
Dale DawkinsWide Receiver9223 New York Jets
Kenny BerryDefensive Back 10256 San Diego Chargers
Bobby HardenDefensive Back 12315 Miami Dolphins
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ReferencesEdit

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