1994 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1994 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Holiday Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1994 record8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachGary Moeller (5th season)
Defensive coordinatorLloyd Carr (8th season)
MVPTodd Collins
CaptainSteve Morrison
CaptainWalter Smith
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 102,501)
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Penn State $ 8 0 0     12 0 0
No. 14 Ohio State 6 2 0     9 4 0
Wisconsin 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 12 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Illinois 4 4 0     7 5 0
Purdue 3 3 2     5 4 2
Iowa 3 4 1     5 5 1
Indiana 3 5 0     6 5 0
Northwestern 3 5 0     4 6 1
Minnesota 1 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • † Michigan State forfeited 5 wins, 4 conference wins
Rankings from AP Poll

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]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 33:30 p.m.Boston College*No. 5ABCW 34–26105,936
September 102:30 p.m.at No. 3 Notre Dame*No. 6NBCW 26–2459,075
September 243:30 p.m.No. 7 Colorado*No. 4
ABCL 26–27106,427
October 13:30 p.m.at IowaNo. 7ABCW 29–1470,397
October 812:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 7
ESPNW 40–20106,272
October 1512:00 p.m.No. 3 Penn StateNo. 5
ABCL 24–31106,832
October 223:30 p.m.at IllinoisNo. 11ABCW 19–1472,677
October 2912:00 p.m.WisconsindaggerNo. 10
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ESPNL 19–31106,209
November 51:00 p.m.at PurdueNo. 20W 45–2343,162
November 121:00 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 19
MSCW 38–22105,624
November 1912:00 p.m.at No. 22 Ohio StateNo. 15ABCL 6–2293,869
December 308:30 p.m.vs. No. 10 Colorado State*No. 20ESPNW 24–1459,453
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Roster[edit]

1994 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 21 Tim Biakabutuka So
QB 10 Todd Collins Sr
WR 9 Mercury Hayes Jr
T 77 Trezelle Jenkins Sr
T 69 Jon Runyan So
TE 16 Jay Riemersma Jr
WR 18 Amani Toomer Jr
RB 6 Tyrone Wheatley Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 22 Ty Law Jr
LB 36 Steve Morrison Sr
LB 45 Mike Vanderbeek Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Remy Hamilton Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries[edit]

Boston College[edit]

Boston College at Michigan
1 234Total
Eagles 9 3014 26
No. 5 Wolverines 0 14713 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1991 W 35–13

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Notre Dame[edit]

Michigan at Notre Dame
1 234Total
No. 6 Wolverines 7 3106 26
No. 3 Fighting Irish 10 077 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–9–1 1993 L 23–27

"I'm a hero now. I could be a goat next week." -Remy Hamilton [2]

Colorado[edit]

Colorado at Michigan
1 234Total
No. 7 Buffaloes 7 7013 27
No. 4 Wolverines 0 9170 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1974 W 31–0

Iowa[edit]

Michigan at Iowa
1 234Total
No. 7 Wolverines 3 1097 29
Hawkeyes 0 707 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–8–4 1993 W 24–7

Penn State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1993 W 21–13

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.[3] He won the NCAA statistical championship for field goal kickers.[4] 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.[5]

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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] Amani Toomer broke Jack Clancy's single-season reception yard record of 1077 set in 1966, but David Terrell eclipsed this mark in 2000.[9]

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. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1994 Sep 04. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1994 Sept 11.
  3. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 40. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  4. ^ "2009 Division I Football Records Book: Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 61. Retrieved July 9, 2010.
  5. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 53. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  6. ^ "Big Ten Conference Football Full Media Guide". CBS Interactive/Big Ten Conference. January 5, 2010. p. 56. Archived from the original on 2010-07-03. Retrieved July 8, 2010.
  7. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. p. 115. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 120–123. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "Record Book" (PDF). CBS Interactive. January 5, 2009. pp. 124–125. Retrieved July 10, 2010.
  10. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1995.htm

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