1989 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1989 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
National Champions
Sugar Bowl Champions
Sugar Bowl, W, 33-25 vs. Alabama
Conference NCAA Division I-A independent schools
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1989 record 11-1 ( Independent)
Head coach Dennis Erickson
Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Sonny Lubick
Base defense 4-3
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Miami         11 1 0
#2 Notre Dame         12 1 0
#3 Florida State         10 2 0
Northern Illinois         9 2 0
#15 Penn State         8 3 1
#17 Pittsburgh         8 3 1
#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 lineup[edit]

Offense[edit]

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

Defense[edit]

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 teams[edit]

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

Schedule[edit]

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 (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 Statedagger #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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Season summary[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 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 the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Cortez Kennedy Defensive Tackle 1 3 Seattle Seahawks
Jimmie Jones Defensive Tackle 3 64 Dallas Cowboys
Bernard Clark Linebacker 3 65 Cincinnati Bengals
Willis Peguese Defensive End 3 72 Houston Oilers
Greg Mark Defensive End 3 79 New York Giants
Richard Newbill Linebacker 5 126 Houston Oilers
Dale Dawkins Wide Receiver 9 223 New York Jets
Kenny Berry Defensive Back 10 256 San Diego Chargers
Bobby Harden Defensive Back 12 315 Miami Dolphins

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