1994 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1994 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Holiday Bowl Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
1994 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Gary Moeller (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Lloyd Carr (8th year)
MVP Todd Collins
Captain Steve Morrison
Captain Walter Smith
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
(Capacity: 102,501)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Penn State 8 0 0     12 0 0
#14/9 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
#12/12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 4 0     7 4 0
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion

The 1994 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by Gary Moeller in his last season as head coach, the Wolverines participated in the Holiday Bowl.

Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 3:30 PM Boston College* #5/NA Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC W 34–26   105,936
September 10 2:30 PM at #3/4 Notre Dame* #6/5 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) NBC W 26–24   59,075
September 24 3:30 PM #7/7 Colorado* #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ("The Miracle at Michigan") ABC L 26–27   106,427
October 1 3:30 PM at Iowa #7/8 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC W 29–14   70,397
October 8 12:30 PM Michigan State #7/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ESPN W 40–20   106,272
October 15 12:00 PM #3/3 Penn State #5/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC L 24–31   106,832
October 22 3:30 PM at #NR/25 Illinois #11/12 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il ABC W 19–14   72,677
October 29 12:00 PM Wisconsindagger #10/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ESPN L 19–31   106,209
November 5 1:00 PM at Purdue #20/18 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 45–23   43,162
November 12 1:00 PM Minnesota #19/17 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 38–22   105,624
November 19 12:00 PM at #22/16 Ohio State #15/13 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (The Game) ABC L 6–22   93,869
December 30 8:30 PM vs. #10/10 Colorado State* #20/18 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 24–14   59,453
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Boston College[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan 7 3 10 6 26
Notre Dame 10 0 7 7 24

"I'm a hero now. I could be a goat next week." -Remy Hamilton [1]


Statistical achievements[edit]

Remy Hamilton established the current Big Ten single-season record, which has since been tied three times, for successful field goals at 25.[2] He won the NCAA statistical championship for field goal kickers.[3] Amani Toomer won the Big Ten receiving yardage champion for all games with 91.3 yards per game and the conference games yardage championship with an 87.9 average.[4]

The team earned the fourth of five consecutive and six 1990s Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for conference games by holding opponents to 112.3 yards per game. However, Illinois won the title for all games.[5]

Tyrone Wheatley ended his career as the school record holder for 100-yard games with 20, surpassing Jamie Morris' 18 set in 1987. Anthony Thomas broke this record when his career ended in 2000.[6] Todd Collins ended his career by surpassing Elvis Grbac's 62.5 career completion percentage record with a 64.3 percentage to establish the current record; tying Grbac's 23 150-yard game total, which was eclipsed by John Navarre in 2003; and surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 12 career 200-yard game total set in 1986 with 14, which was surpassed by Tom Brady in 1999. His 352-yard passing performance on November 12 against Minnesota, which surpassed Harbaugh's 1986 310-yard performance, was a school record that stood for a year until surpassed by Scott Dreisbach.[7] Amani Toomer broke Jack Clancy's single-season reception yard record of 1077 set in 1966, but David Terrell eclipsed this mark in 2000.[8]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1995 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Tyrone Wheatley Running Back 1 17 New York Giants
Ty Law Cornerback 1 23 New England Patriots
Trezelle Jenkins Tackle 1 31 Kansas City Chiefs
Todd Collins Quarterback 2 45 Buffalo Bills
Matt Dyson Linebacker 5 138 Oakland Raiders

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Co-captains: Steve Morrison, Walter Smith
  • All-Americans: Remy Hamilton, Ty Law
  • All-Conference: Tyrone Wheatley, Ty Law, Remy Hamilton, Steve Morrison, Amani Toomer, Jason Horn
  • Most Valuable Player: Todd Collins
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jay Riemersma
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Rob Swett
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Rob Swett
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Todd Collins
  • Dick Katcher Award: Trent Zenkewicz
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Jon Runyan
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Ed Davis
  • Roger Zatkoff Award: Steve Morrison

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1994 Sept 11.
  2. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 40. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2009 Division I Football Records Book: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 61. Retrieved July 9, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 53. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 56. Retrieved July 8, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 115. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Record Book". CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 10, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm

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