1988 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1988 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Orange Bowl champions
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1988 record 11-1
Head coach Jimmy Johnson
Defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
« 1987 1989 »
1988 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           12 0 0
#2 Miami (FL)           11 1 0
#3 Florida State           11 1 0
#5 West Virginia           11 1 0
Southern Miss           10 2 0
#13 Syracuse           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
Louisville           8 3 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Northern Illinois           7 4 0
Pittsburgh           6 5 0
Memphis           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwest Louisiana           6 5 0
Akron           5 6 0
Penn State           5 6 0
Tulane           5 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulsa           4 7 0
Boston College           3 8 0
Cincinnati           3 8 0
East Carolina           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Virginia Tech           3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was Jimmy Johnson's final season as the Hurricanes head coach.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 #1 Florida State #6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS W 31–0   77,836
September 17 at #15 Michigan #1 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 31–30   105,834
September 24 Wisconsin #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 23–3   48,311
October 1 Missouri #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 55–0   40,654
October 15 at #4 Notre Dame #1 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN CBS L 30–31   59,075
October 22 Cincinnati #4 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 57–3   44,107
October 29 at East Carolina #4 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 31–7   29,400
November 5 Tulsadagger #3 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 34–3   38,196
November 19 at #11 LSU #3 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN W 44–3   79,528
November 26 #8 Arkansas #3 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL CBS W 18–16   63,271
December 3 BYU #2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 41–17   59,637
January 2 vs. #6 Nebraska #2 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC W 23–3   79,480
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 0 0 0 0 0
Miami (FL) 3 14 7 7 31
  • Date: September 3
  • Location: Orange Bowl, Miami, FL
  • Game attendance: 77,836
  • Television network: CBS

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Michigan[edit]

#1 Miami (FL) at #15 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (FL) 7 7 0 17 31
Michigan 3 17 3 7 30

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Steve Walsh, Sammy Baugh Trophy[5]

Jack Harding University of Miami MVP Award[edit]

  • Steve Walsh, QB[6]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Hawkins Defensive End 1 21 Los Angeles Rams
Cleveland Gary Running Back 1 26 Los Angeles Rams
Bubba McDowell Defensive back 3 77 Houston Oilers
Mel Bratton Running Back 7 180 Denver Broncos
Rod Carter Linebacker 10 252 Dallas Cowboys
Randy Shannon Linebacker 11 280 Dallas Cowboys
Steve Walsh (selected in Supplemental Draft) Quarterback 1 1 Dallas Cowboys

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