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2002 Miami Hurricanes football team

2002 Miami Hurricanes football
Big East Champions
Conference Big East
Coaches #2
AP #2
2002 record 12–1 (7–0 Big East)
Head coach Larry Coker
Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Randy Shannon
Base defense 4-3 Cover 2
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 74,476)
2002 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Miami (FL)   7 0         12 1  
#25 West Virginia   6 1         9 4  
#19 Pittsburgh   5 2         9 4  
#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-A football season and sought to defend the school's 1-A national championship. They were coached by second year head coach Larry Coker, and competed in the Big East Conference.

Pre Season

Miami had just come off a national championship season, a team many considered to be among the best in college football history.[1] 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.[2]

Pre-Season Awards

  • 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 and Results

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM Florida A&M* #1 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL PPV W 63–17   68,548
September 7 5:15 PM at #6 Florida* #1 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL CBS W 41–16   85,777
September 14 12:00 PM at Temple #1 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPN+ W 44–21   33,169
September 21 7:45 PM Boston College #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 38–6   73,622
October 5 7:00 PM Connecticut* #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL PPV W 48-14   52,131
October 12 12:00 PM #9 Florida State* #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ABC W 28–27   81,927
October 26 12:00 PM at West Virginia #1 Morgantown, WV ESPN2 W 40–23   56,817
November 2 12:00 PM at Rutgers #1 Rutgers StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN+ W 42-17   27,222
November 9 3:30 PM at Tennessee* #2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN CBS W 26–3   107,745
November 21 7:30 PM #17 Pittsburgh #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ESPN W 28–21   64,897
November 30 1:00 PM at Syracuse #1 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ABC W 49–7   45,679
December 7 1:00 PM #18 Virginia Tech #1 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ABC W 56–45   76,108
January 3 8:00 PM vs. #2 Ohio State* #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.

Depth Chart

Bold indicates starters at that position. Bold italics indicates a returning starter.[3]



Special Teams


  • 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.


  • Brett Romberg- Rimmington Trophy [4]


  1. ^ "Best College Football Teams of All Time". Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ The Hurricanes are No. 1 in the ESPN.COM/USA Today Preseason Poll! :: Read what head coach Larry Coker has to say!
  3. ^ National (December 18, 2007). "Miami Hurricanes 2002 Preview". 
  4. ^ "College Football Award winners, 2002". July 24, 2007. 

External links

  • Miami Hurricanes 2002 Season News Archive
  • 2002 Miami Hurricanes football team at ESPN
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