2002 Miami Hurricanes football team

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2002 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Big East champion
Fiesta Bowl (BCS NCG), L 24–312OT vs. Ohio State
Conference Big East Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 2
AP No. 2
2002 record 12–1 (7–0 Big East)
Head coach Larry Coker (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Randy Shannon (2nd season)
Base defense 4–3 Cover 2
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 2 Miami (FL) $   7 0         12 1  
No. 25 West Virginia   6 1         9 4  
No. 19 Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
No. 18 Virginia Tech   3 4         10 4  
Boston College   3 4         9 4  
Syracuse   2 5         4 8  
Temple   2 5         4 8  
Rutgers   0 7         1 11  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 2002 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the Hurricanes' 77th season of football and 12th as a member of the Big East Conference. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Larry Coker and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 12–1 overall and 7–0 in the Big East to finish as conference champion. They were invited to the Fiesta Bowl, which served as the BCS National Championship Game, and lost to Ohio State, 31-24, in double overtime, ending the 34-game winning streak they had brought into the game.

Pre-season[edit]

Miami had just come off a national championship season. Many of the starters left for the NFL, but a few key players, including quarterback Ken Dorsey, wide receiver Andre Johnson, and linebackers Jonathan Vilma and D. J. Williams returned. Despite the loss of numerous starters, Miami was still ranked 1st in the preseason coaches poll.[1]

Pre-season awards[edit]

  • Andre Johnson- Blietnikoff Award Watch List
  • Ken Dorsey- Davey O'Brien Award Watch List, Walter Camp Player of the Year Award candidate
  • Brett Romberg- Rimington Trophy Watch List, Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Sherko Haji-Rasouli (OG)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • William Joseph (DT)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Matt Walters (DT)- Outland Trophy Watch List
  • Todd Sievers- Groza Award Preseason Watch List

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Florida A&M* No. 1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL PPV W 63–17   68,548
September 7 5:15 PM at No. 6 Florida* No. 1 Ben Hill Griffin Stadium[Gainesville, FL (rivalry) CBS W 41–16   85,777
September 14 12:00 PM at Temple No. 1 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN+ W 44–21   33,169
September 21 7:45 PM Boston College No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 38–6   73,622
October 5 7:00 PM Connecticut* No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL PPV W 48–14   52,131
October 12 12:00 PM No. 9 Florida State* No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (rivalry) ABC W 28–27   81,927
October 26 12:00 PM at West Virginia No. 1 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV ESPN2 W 40–23   56,817
November 2 12:00 PM at Rutgers No. 1 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 42–17   27,222
November 9 3:30 PM at Tennessee* No. 2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN CBS W 26–3   107,745
November 21 7:30 PM No. 17 Pittsburgh No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 28–21   64,897
November 30 1:00 PM at Syracuse No. 1 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC W 49–7   45,679
December 7 1:00 PM No. 18 Virginia Tech No. 1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL (rivalry) ABC W 56–45   76,108
January 3 8:00 PM vs. No. 2 Ohio State* No. 1 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ABC L 24–31 2OT  77,502
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

2002 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 9 Kevin Beard Jr
T 60 Vernon Carey Jr
QB 11 Ken Dorsey Jr
RB 32 Frank Gore So
G 74 Sherko Haji-Rasouli Sr
WR 5 Andre Johnson Jr
T 76 Carlos Joseph Jr
OL 77 Chris Myers So
RB 2 Willis McGahee So
WR 84 Roscoe Parrish So
RB 34 Jarrett Payton Jr
C 66 Brett Romberg Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 55 Jamaal Green Sr
DT 94 William Joseph Sr
DB 25 Alfonso Marshall Jr
LB 49 Darrell McClover Jr
DE 95 Jerome McDougle Sr
CB 26 Sean Taylor So
DT 56 Santonio Thomas Jr
LB 51 Jonathan Vilma Jr
DE 91 Matt Walters Sr
DT 75 Vince Wilfork So
DE 99 Andrew Williams Sr
LB 17 D.J. Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Depth chart[edit]

Bold indicates starters at that position. Bold italics indicates a returning starter.[2]

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

Special teams[edit]

Statistics[edit]

  • QB Ken Dorsey: 222/393 (56.5%) for 3,369 yards (8.57) with 28 TD vs. 12 INT (3.05%).
  • RB Willis McGahee: 282 carries for 1,753 yards (6.22) and 28 TD. 27 catches for 355 yards and 0 TD.
  • WR Andre Johnson: 52 catches for 1,092 yards (21.00) and 9 TD.
  • TE Kellen Winslow Jr.: 57 catches for 726 yards (12.74) and 8 TD.
  • K Todd Sievers: 12/20 (60.0%) on FG with 63 XPM. Long FG of 53 yards.

Awards[edit]

  • Brett Romberg- Rimmington Trophy [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hurricanes are No. 1 in the ESPN.COM/USA Today Preseason Poll! :: Read what head coach Larry Coker has to say!". Archived from the original on 2012-03-09. Retrieved 2007-12-18.
  2. ^ National Champs.net (2002). "Miami Hurricanes 2002 Preview". Nationalchamps.net. Retrieved December 18, 2007.
  3. ^ "College Football Award winners, 2002". ESPN.com. July 24, 2007.

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