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1999 Michigan Wolverines football
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 35–34 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1999 record10–2 (6–2 Big Ten)
Head coachLloyd Carr (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike DeBord (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Herrmann (3rd season)
MVPTom Brady
CaptainTom Brady
CaptainSteve Hutchinson
CaptainRob Renes
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 107,501)
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4/4 Wisconsin   7 1         10 2  
#5/5 Michigan   6 2         10 2  
#7/7 Michigan State   6 2         10 2  
#11/11 Penn State   0* 3         0* 3  
#18/17 Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
#24/25 Illinois   4 4         8 4  
#25/NR Purdue   4 4         7 5  
Ohio State   3 5         6 6  
Indiana   3 5         4 7  
Northwestern   1 7         3 8  
Iowa   0 8         1 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative

The 1999 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Lloyd Carr. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium. That year Michigan Wolverines football competed in the Big Ten Conference in almost all intercollegiate sports including men's college football. The 1999 Wolverines finished the season with a 10–2 record (6–2 in the Big Ten) and defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2000 Orange Bowl. The team was ranked #5 in both the final coaches and AP polls. The team was led by All-American and Academic All-American Rob Renes and his co-captains Tom Brady and Steve Hutchinson.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 4, 1999* 3:30 PM #16/18 Notre Dame #7/7 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Rivalry) ABC W 26–22   111,523
September 11, 1999* 12:10 PM Rice #6/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN2 W 37–3   110,501
September 18, 1999* 8:00 PM at Syracuse #6/5 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY CBS W 18–13   49,249
September 25, 1999 3:30 PM at #20/17 Wisconsin #4/4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC W 21–16   79,037
October 2, 1999† 12:10 PM #11/10 Purdue #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN W 38–12   111,468
October 9, 1999 12:00 PM at #11/11 Michigan State #3/3 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 34–31   76,895
October 23, 1999 12:10 PM Illinois #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN+ L 35–29   110,188
October 30, 1999 12:10 PM at Indiana #15/14 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPN2 W 34–31   41,516
November 6, 1999 12:10 PM Northwestern #16/15 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN+ W 37–3   110,794
November 13, 1999 12:00 PM at #6/8 Penn State #16/15 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC W 31–27   96,840
November 20, 1999 12:00 PM Ohio State #10/10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (The Game) ABC W 24–17   111,575
January 1, 2000* 8:30 PM vs. #5/6 Alabama #8/8 Pro Player StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ABC W 35–34 OT  70,461
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from poll=AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical achievementsEdit

Marcus Knight tied Desmond Howard (1991) and Anthony Carter (1981) for the school record with three consecutive 100-yard reception games. Braylon Edwards would post four in 2003 and 2004.[1] Tom Brady concluded his career by breaking his own single-game pass completions record with the current record of 34 against Alabama in the January 1, 2000 Orange Bowl. The game marked the tenth 4-touchdown passing performance in school history, a feat that is still unsurpassed by any Michigan quarterback. For the season, he tied his own single-season completions record (214) set the prior season and broken by Navarre in 2002. He also set the single-season passing yards per game record of 215.5, surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 209.9 in 1986 and broken by Navarre in 2002. He broke Todd Collins' career 200-yard game record of 14 set in 1994 by one, a record broken by Navarre during his junior season in 2002.[2] The team set the current NCAA single-season all-time home attendance record with an average of 111,175.[3]

1999 team players in the NFLEdit

The following players were claimed in the 2000 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ian Gold Linebacker 2 40 Denver Broncos
Aaron Shea Tight End 4 110 Cleveland Browns
Josh Williams Defensive Tackle 4 122 Indianapolis Colts
Dhani Jones Linebacker 6 177 New York Giants
Tom Brady Quarterback 6 199 New England Patriots
Rob Renes Defensive Tackle 7 235 Indianapolis Colts
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

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