1994 Miami Hurricanes football
Big East Champions
Orange Bowl, L 17–24 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceBig East
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1994 record10–2 (7–0 Big East)
Head coachDennis Erickson
Offensive coordinatorBob Bratkowski
Offensive schemePro Style
Defensive coordinatorSonny Lubick
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Miami 7 0 0     10 2 0
Virginia Tech 5 2 0     8 4 0
Syracuse 4 3 0     7 4 0
West Virginia 4 3 0     7 6 0
#23 Boston College 3 3 1     7 4 1
Rutgers 2 4 1     5 5 1
Pittsburgh 2 5 0     3 8 0
Temple 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. The club was coached by Dennis Erickson and played in the Orange Bowl. In the regular season, the only loss the Hurricanes suffered was against the Washington Huskies (The 'Whammy in Miami'). Their non conference games were against Georgia Southern, Arizona State and Washington.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* 4:00 PM Georgia Southern #6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 56–0   54,058
September 10* 10:00 PM at Arizona State #5 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN W 47–10   48,729
September 24* 3:30 PM #17 Washington #6 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ABC L 20–38*   62,663
October 1 12:00 PM at Rutgers #13 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 24–3   39,719
October 8* 7:30 PM #3 Florida State #13 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Rivalry) ESPN W 34–20   77,019
October 22 12:00 PM at West Virginia #7 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ABC W 38–6   63,760
October 29† 3:30 PM #13 Virginia Tech #6 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Rivalry) ABC W 24–3   65,208
November 5 3:30 PM at #10 Syracuse #5 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC W 27–6   49,565
November 12 4:00 PM Pittsburgh #5 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 17–12   50,058
November 20 1:00 PM at Temple #5 Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA PPV W 38–14   11,873
November 26 7:30 PM #25 Boston College #5 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 23–7   60,579
January 1* 8:00 PM vs. #1 Nebraska #3 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 17–24   81,753
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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*This loss ended the 58 home game win streak for Miami

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Warren Sapp, Chuck Bednarik Award[2]
  • Warren Sapp, Lombardi Award
  • Warren Sapp, Bronko Nagurski Award[3]
  • Warren Sapp, First-team All-Big East
  • Warren Sapp, Consensus First-team All-American (1994)
  • Warren Sapp, Big East Defensive Player of the Year (1994)

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award[edit | edit source]

  • Warren Sapp, DT[4]

Team players drafted into in the NFL[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Warren Sapp Defensive Tackle 1 12 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pat Riley Defensive End 2 52 Chicago Bears
Chris T. Jones Wide Receiver 3 78 Philadelphia Eagles
Larry Jones Running Back 4 103 Washington Redskins
James Stewart Running Back 5 157 Minnesota Vikings

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References[edit | edit source]

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