1993 Michigan Wolverines football team
|1993 Michigan Wolverines football|
Hall of Fame Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1993 record||8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Gary Moeller (4th year)|
|Defensive coordinator||Lloyd Carr (7th year)|
|Home stadium||Michigan Stadium|
|1993 Big Ten football standings|
|#6 Wisconsin +||6||–||1||–||1||10||–||1||–||1|
|#11 Ohio State +||6||–||1||–||1||10||–||1||–||1|
|#8 Penn State||6||–||2||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
The 1993 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Gary Moeller. 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 team featured three All-Americans: Tyrone Wheatley, Buster Stanley, and Ty Law. Stanley, who was the team MVP, served as co-captain with Ricky Powers. The team posted an 8–4 overall record (5–3 Big Ten) and won the 1994 Hall of Fame Bowl.
|September 4, 1993||3:30 PM||Washington State*||No. 3/3||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ABC||W 41–14||105,512|
|September 11, 1993||12:00 PM||No. 11/10 Notre Dame*||No. 3/2||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||ABC||L 23–27||106,851|
|September 25, 1993||12:30 PM||Houston*||No. 8/9||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||W 42–21||104,196|
|October 2, 1993||12:30 PM||Iowa||No. 8/10||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ESPN||W 24–7||105,423|
|October 9, 1993||3:30 PM||at Michigan State||No. 9/10||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy)||ABC||L 7–17||78,311|
|October 16, 1993||12:00 PM||at No. 7/7 Penn State||No. 18/17||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA||ABC||W 21–13||96,719|
|October 23, 1993||3:30 PM||Illinois||No. 13/14||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||ABC||L 21–24||106,385|
|October 30, 1993||12:30 PM||at No. 21/20 Wisconsin||No. 24/23||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||ESPN||L 10–13||77,745|
|November 6, 1993||1:00 PM||Purdue||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI||W 25–10||104,326|
|November 13, 1993||12:30 PM||at Minnesota||Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug)||ESPN||W 58–7||43,603|
|November 20, 1993||12:00 PM||No. 5/5 Ohio State||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (The Game)||ABC||W 28–0||106,867|
|January 1, 1994||11:00 AM||vs. NC State*||No. 23/22||Tampa Stadium • Tampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl)||ESPN||W 42–7||64,597|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
The team led the Big Ten in passing efficiency for conference games (155.2), although Wisconsin won the title for all games. The team earned the fourth of four consecutive and six 1990s Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for all games by holding opponents to 108.0 yards per game. The team also earned the third of five consecutive and six 1990s Big Ten rushing defense statistical championships for conference games by holding opponents to 103.0 yards per game. The team led the Big Ten Conference in scoring defense for conference games (11.4 points per game) and all games (13.3).
Awards and honors
- Captain: Buster Stanley, Ricky Powers
- Academic All-American: Marc Milia (second team)
- All-Conference: Tyrone Wheatley, Buster Stanley, Ty Law
- Most Valuable Player: Buster Stanley
- Meyer Morton Award: Todd Collins
- John Maulbetsch Award: Chuck Winters
- Frederick Matthei Award: Tyrone Wheatley
- Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Marc Milia
- Dick Katcher Award: Buster Stanley
- Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Joe Marinaro
- Robert P. Ufer Award: Walter Smith
- Roger Zatkoff Award: Gannon Dudlar
- Head coach: Gary Moeller
- Assistant coaches: Cam Cameron, Lloyd Carr, Mike DeBord, Bill Harris, Jim Herrmann, Fred Jackson, Greg Mattison, Les Miles, Bobby Morrison
- Trainer: Paul Schmidt
- Manager: Joe Allore, Kevin Brickner, Steve Connelly, Joel Gerring, Andy Riegler, Mark Mattesi, Marty Rice, Lance Satterthwaite, Michael Weiskopf
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