College Football Belt - 1993 Arizona vs Miami, FLA
 
 

Arizona

Wildcats ©

Miami, FLA

Hurricanes

The Fiesta Bowl

Played January 1, 1994

at Sun Devil Stadium

Tempe, Arizona

  

 

Teams' Belt Records

 

Team

Belt

Reigns

Overall

Record

Home

Record

Away

Record

Neutral

Record

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

W

L

T

PCT

Arizona © 4 6 10 0 .375 3 3 0 .500 3 7 0 .300        
Miami, FLA 1 2 5 0 .286 0 1 0 .000 1 2 0 .333 1 2 0 .333

 

                         Previous Belt Meetings:       None

 

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Arizona

9

7

6

7

29

Miami, FLA

0

0

0

0

0

 

The 10th ranked, 9-2 Miami Hurricanes of coach Dennis Erickson met the 16th ranked, 9-2 Arizona Wildcats of coach Dick Tomey.  The Hurricanes featured All-American DE Kevin Patrick as well as All-Big East DT Warren Sapp & LB Ray Lewis but the “Desert Swarm” defense of Arizona, led by All-American DT Rob Waldrop & All-Pac 10 DE Tedy Bruschi, was the dominant unit.  They intercepted Miami's quarterbacks three times, recorded four sacks & caused two fumbles while forcing the Hurricanes to punt a Fiesta Bowl record 10 times as the Wildcats shutout the Hurricanes 29-0 to retain The Belt.  Nothing went right for Miami as they won the opening coin-toss but elected to kick-off.  Arizona apparently took offense & drove 75 yards in 8 plays with QB Dan White connecting with WR Troy Dickey on the 13-yard touchdown pass.  The missed extra-point attempt had no effect on the Wildcats as their defense took over.  After stopping the Hurricanes, Arizona's PK Steve McLaughlin hit a 39-yard field goal for a 9-0 lead.  Arizona's All-Pac 10 RB Chuck Levy broke a 68-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter & the Wildcats held a 16-0 halftime lead.  McLaughlin’s field goals from 31 & 21 yards were the only points of the 3rd quarter as Miami continued to struggle against the Arizona defense.  Midway through the 4th quarter, White found Dickey open for a14-yard touchdown pass to complete the scoring.  Arizona’s defense was so dominate that Miami crossed midfield only twice in the game while rushing for just 35 yards.  White finished with 138 yards passing with his 2 touchdowns while Levy added 142 yards rushing to his touchdown.  Miami QB Frank Costa completed just 10 of 29 pass attempts for 97 yards with an interception as the Hurricanes were shutout for the first time in 15 years.  Arizona finished the season 10-2; Pac 10 Co-Champs, ranked 10th nationally while the Hurricanes finished 9-3 & ranked 15th nationally.  Miami would play for The Belt again in 1999.

 

Arizona Game Stats Miami, FLA Game Stats
 

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Rushing

Yards

Att

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Chuck Levy 17 142 1 8.35 James Stewart 7 35 0 5.00
Ontiwaun Carter 17 63 0 3.71 Donnell Bennett 6 32 0 5.33
Gary Taylor 6 41 0 6.83 Larry Jones 1 5 0 5.00
Billy Johnson 3 8 0 2.67 Frank Costa 1 -7 0 -7.00
Jason Patterson 1 4 0 4.00 Ryan Collins 5 -30 0 -6.00
Lamont Lovett 2 4 0 2.00          
Robert Coulter 1 3 0 3.00          
Dan White 3 -8 0 -2.67          
 
Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs Passing Att Comp Int Yards TDs
Dan White 23 11 2 138 2 Frank Costa 29 10 1 97 0
Brady Batten 1 1 0 14 0 Ryan Collins 15 5 2 50 0
 

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Receiving

Yards

Catches

Yards

TDs

Avg

Gain

Troy Dickey 4 62 2 15.50 Chris Jones 6 98 0 16.33
Terrance Vaughn 2 41 0 20.50 Jonathan Harris 1 15 0 15.00
Lamont Lovett 1 18 0 18.00 A.C. Tellison 2 13 0 6.50
Joe Libman 1 14 0 14.00 Jermaine Chambers 1 12 0 12.00
Roderick Lewis 1 13 0 13.00 Larry Jones 1 9 0 9.00
Lamar Harris 1 12 0 12.00 James Stewart 2 3 0 1.50
Chuck Levy 2 -8 0 -4.00 Donnell Bennett 2 -3 0 -1.50

 

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