William & Mary Tribe football, 1990–99

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The William & Mary Tribe football teams represented the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. The program was established in 1893 and serves as William & Mary's oldest athletic team. Their long-time football rival is the University of Richmond and their annual meeting is dubbed the I-64 Bowl (later renamed the Capital Cup starting in the 2009 season), so named for the highway connecting the two nearby schools.

The 1990s were the second most successful years of Tribe football (behind the 1940s) in both terms of winning percentage and by the number of points William & Mary outscored their opponents. In terms of total wins, the 1990s has been the most successful decade.

Three players were drafted during this era. Most notably, Darren Sharper was selected as the 60th overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft. It is still the highest overall draft selection, in the modern football era, by any William & Mary player in the program's history. As of April 2014, Sharper is in the National Football League's top 10 all-time in career interceptions. He was a five-time Pro Bowl starter as well.

Four of the seasons in the 1990s saw William & Mary win at least nine games; two of those were 10-win seasons. The 1990 team won a Division I-AA playoff game for the school's first-ever playoff victory. In 1996, the Tribe were outright champions of the Yankee Conference. That same squad finished the year ranked #5 in the final Sports Network poll, which was a then-school record for highest finish ever.

Contents: 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - Decade totals - NFL Draft selections


1990[edit]

William & Mary were the 1990 Lambert Cup winners. The Lambert Cup is an award given to the best team in the East in Division I-AA. To be eligible for the Lambert Cup, a school must be located in the East or play half its schedule against eligible Lambert teams.

1990 William & Mary Tribe football
Division I-AA Quarterfinals, L 38–52, at Central Florida
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #7 (NCAA Poll)[1]
1990 record 10–3
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (11th year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1989 1991 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 at The Citadel Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 31–34   18,011
September 15 Villanova Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 37–14   9,728
September 22 Connecticut Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 24–7   11,831
September 29 at #7 (BCSVirginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 35–63   40,400
October 6 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Rivalry) W 22–12   21,378
October 13 vs. VMI Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Rivalry/Oyster Bowl) W 59–47   19,000
October 20 Bucknell Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 45–17   9,821
October 27 Lehigh Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 38–17    
November 3 Furman Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 38–28   15,000
November 10 at James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA (Rivalry) W 31–21    
November 17 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 31–10    
November 24 UMass Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Division I-AA playoffs) W 38–0   7,027
December 1 at UCF Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Division I-AA Quarterfinals) L 38–52   20,067
#Rankings from Associated Press.

1991[edit]

1991 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Independent
1991 record 5–6
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (12th year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Bottiglieri (1st year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 7 at Boston University Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 48–22   3,630
September 14 Delaware Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) L 21–28   13,579
September 21 at Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 26–21   23,697
September 28 James Madison Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) L 28–29   15,371
October 5 at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 36–59   44,500
October 12 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Rivalry) W 40–26   7,737
October 19 The Citadel Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 24–17   15,621
October 26 at Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 21–35   6,887
November 2 at Lehigh Goodman StadiumBethlehem, PA L 37–41   11,083
November 16 Samford Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 13–35   7,131
November 23 Richmond Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 49–7   12,216

1992[edit]

William & Mary finished the regular season with a 9–2 record, but because they chose to participate in their second-ever Epson Ivy Bowl against Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan, the Tribe were forced to forfeit their qualification to participate in the 1992 Division I-AA playoffs. The postseason bowl game, due to it being an international match and not sanctioned by the NCAA, does not count toward their win-loss records.

1992 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP #13 (NCAA Poll)[2]
1992 record 9–2
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (13th year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Bottiglieri (2nd year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1991 1993 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 12 VMI Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 21–16    
September 19 Boston University Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 31–21    
September 26 at Harvard Harvard StadiumCambridge, MA W 36–16   5,794
October 3 Brown Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 51–6   13,012
October 10 at Penn Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 21–19    
October 17 Towsondagger Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 43–15   15,122
October 24 at #24 (BCSVirginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 7–33   40,100
October 31 at James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA (Rivalry) L 14–21   7,400
November 7 at Colgate Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY W 44–26    
November 14 Lehigh Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 26–13    
November 21 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 34–19   19,377
January 23, 1993 at Nihon University Tokyo DomeTokyo, Japan (Epson Ivy Bowl) W 35–19   40,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from NCAA Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1993[edit]

1993 William & Mary Tribe football
Yankee Conference Mid-Atlantic Division Champions
Division I-AA First Round, L 28–34, at McNeese State
Conference Yankee Conference Mid Atlantic
Ranking
Sports Network #10[3]
1993 record 9–3 (7–1 Yankee)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (14th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Bottiglieri (3rd year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1992 1994 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 4 New Hampshire Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 27–14   6,641
September 11 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Rivalry) L 35–42   13,612
September 18 at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 0–10   20,517
September 25 Harvard Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 45–17   14,314
October 2 vs. VMI Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Rivalry/Oyster Bowl) W 49–6   14,000
October 16 at Northeastern Parsons FieldBrookline, MA W 53–6   4,200
October 23 Villanova Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 51–17   17,616
October 30 James Madison Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 31–26   11,698
November 6 at Maine Alumni StadiumOrono, ME W 47–23   3,400
November 13 at UMass Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA W 45–28   3,222
November 20 Richmond Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 31–17   12,110
November 27 at McNeese State Cowboy StadiumLake Charles, LA (Division I-AA playoffs) L 28–34   17,167

1994[edit]

1994 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Yankee Conference Mid Atlantic
Ranking
Sports Network #19[4]
1994 record 8–3 (6–2 Yankee)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (15th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Bottiglieri (4th year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1993 1995 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 3 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 38–17   3,383
September 10 Delaware Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 31–7   12,136
September 17 at Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC W 28–26   11,244
September 24 VMI Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 45–7   14,014
October 1 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 3–37   38,300
October 8 Northeastern Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 17–12   7,894
October 15 UMass Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 14–23   9,042
October 22 at James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA (Rivalry) L 7–33   12,500
October 29 at Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA W 53–28    
November 5 Maine Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 17–0   14,687
November 19 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 21–20   10,683

1995[edit]

1995 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Yankee Conference Mid Atlantic
Ranking
Sports Network #19[5]
1995 record 7–4 (5–3 Yankee)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (16th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Bottiglieri (5th year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1994 1996 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 2 at #17 (I-A) Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 16–40   38,300
September 9 #7 James Madison Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) L 17–24   13,871
September 16 at Northeastern Parsons FieldBrookline, MA W 32–0   2,400
September 23 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH W 39–0   4,266
September 30 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Rivalry) W 27–7   7,896
October 7 Rhode Island Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 23–14   7,230
October 14 #22 Penn Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 48–34   8,535
October 21 at UMass Warren McGuirk Alumni StadiumAmherst, MA L 9–20   5,011
October 28 Villanova Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 18–15   13,925
November 4 at #5 Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Rivalry) L 20–23   18,439
November 11 #16 Richmond Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 27–7   12,779
#Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1996[edit]

1996 William & Mary Tribe football
Yankee Conference Champions
Lambert Cup Winner
Division I-AA Quarterfinals, L 35–38, at #3 Northern Iowa
Conference Yankee Conference Mid Atlantic
Ranking
Sports Network #5[6]
1996 record 10–3 (7–1 Yankee)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (17th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Russ Huesman (1st year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (15,000 cap.)
Seasons
« 1995 1997 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
August 29 at UCF Citrus BowlOrlando, FL L 33–39   18,013
September 7 at #22 Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 23–16   2,131
September 14 VMI Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 40–21   9,614
September 21 at Bucknell Christy Mathewson-Memorial StadiumLewisburg, PA W 47–0   4,429
October 5 #20 New Hampshire Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 31–7   7,256
October 12 at #17 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA (Rivalry) L 21–26   10,500
October 19 at #9 Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA W 30–21   4,733
October 26 Northeastern Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 21–14   11,373
November 2 #6 Delaware Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 10–7 OT  8,177
November 9 UMass Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 30–6   6,867
November 16 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 28–13   11,204
November 30 #8 Jackson State Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Division I-AA playoffs) W 45–6   4,057
December 7 at #3 Northern Iowa UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA (Division I-AA Quarterfinals) L 35–38   10,796
#Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1997[edit]

1997 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
1997 record 7–4 (4–4 A-10)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (18th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (5th year)
Defensive coordinator Russ Huesman (2nd year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (13,279 cap.)
Seasons
« 1996 1998 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
August 30 Hampton Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA W 31–6   10,667
September 6 at #23 Georgia Southern Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 29–28   10,329
September 13 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Rivalry) W 41–12   7,267
September 20 at New Hampshire Cowell StadiumDurham, NH L 22–24   3,274
September 27 Boston University Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 20–17   8,574
October 4 at Northeastern Parsons FieldBrookline, MA L 12–33   3,112
October 11 James Madison Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 38–25   8,529
October 18 at Connecticut Memorial StadiumStorrs, CT W 38–17   8,396
October 25 #1 Villanova Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 13–20   10,559
November 1 at #3 Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Rivalry) L 0–14   18,707
November 15 Richmond Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 10–7   8,201
#Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1998[edit]

1998 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #17[7]
1998 record 7–4 (4–4 A-10)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (19th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (6th year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (13,279 cap.)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 21–13   3,713
September 12 VMI Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 49–0   9,598
September 19 Northeastern Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 24–21   6,005
September 26 at #4 Villanova Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA L 28–45   12,008
October 3 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 45–38   16,281
October 10 #6 Delaware Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) W 52–45   7,443
October 17 at James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA (Rivalry) W 24–12   14,000
October 24 New Hampshire Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 19–31   10,553
October 31 at #2 Hampton Armstrong StadiumHampton, VA W 41–34   10,704
November 14 #13 Connecticut Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 26–34   6,529
November 21 at #8 Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) L 17–42   18,914
#Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. All times are in Eastern Time.

1999[edit]

1999 William & Mary Tribe football
Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
1999 record 6–5 (5–3 A-10)
Head coach Jimmye Laycock (20th year)
Offensive coordinator Zbig Kepa (7th year)
Home stadium Zable Stadium (13,279 cap.)
Seasons
« 1998 2000 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 2 at #11 Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Rivalry) L 27–34 2OT  22,038
September 11 at #23 (BCSNC State* Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC L 9–38   42,386
September 18 Furman Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA L 6–52   6,390
September 25 at Northeastern Parsons FieldBrookline, MA W 42–30   3,721
October 9 #19 Villanova Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 45–10   4,923
October 16 #13 James Madison Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA (Rivalry) L 20–30   9,225
October 23 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Rivalry) W 35–14   5,273
October 30 Maine Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA W 37–13   9,358
November 6 at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 24–6   6,130
November 13 #17 UMass Zable Stadium • Williamsburg, VA L 16–25   7,055
November 20 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, VA (I-64 Bowl) W 34–14   13,411
#Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll at time of game. The ranking for NC State is from the AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Decade totals[edit]

  • Final record: 78–37
  • Points scored: 3,419
  • Points against: 2,479
  • +/- point differential: +940

NFL Draft selections[edit]

= NFL Hall of Fame = Canadian Football Hall of Fame = College Football Hall of Fame
3 NFL Draft Selections 
# Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1 1991 7 2 170 Tyrone Shelton Saint Louis Rams Running back
2 1992 4 28 112 Hakel, ChrisChris Hakel Washington Redskins Quarterback
3 1997 2 30 60 Sharper, DarrenDarren Sharper Green Bay Packers Defensive back

References[edit]