1994 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1994 Central Michigan Chippewas football
MAC champion
Las Vegas Bowl, L 24–52 vs. UNLV
Conference Mid-American Conference
1994 record 9–3 (8–1 MAC)
Head coach Dick Flynn (1st season)
MVP Brian Pruitt
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 8 1 0     9 3 0
Bowling Green 7 1 0     9 2 0
Western Michigan 5 3 0     7 4 0
Miami 5 3 0     5 5 1
Ball State 5 3 1     5 5 1
Toledo 4 3 1     6 4 1
Eastern Michigan 5 4 0     5 6 0
Kent State 2 7 0     2 9 0
Akron 1 8 0     1 10 0
Ohio 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Dick Flynn, the Chippewas compiled a 9–3 record (8–1 against MAC opponents), won the MAC championship, lost to UNLV in the Las Vegas Bowl, and outscored their opponents, 400 to 315.[1][2] The team played its home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 104,144 in five home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Erik Timpf with 1,315 passing yards, tailback Brian Pruitt with 1,890 rushing yards, and flanker Terrance McMillan with 398 receiving yards.[5] Pruitt's 1,890 rushing yards remains a Central Michigan record, as do his 1994 totals of 132 points scored, 20 rushing touchdowns, and 22 total touchdowns in a season.[6] His tally of 435 yards of total offense against Toledo on November 5, 1994, remains a school record, and his total of 356 rushing yards in the same game was a school record until Robbie Mixon rushed for 377 yards in a game in 2002.[7] Pruitt was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team all-purpose player on the 1994 College Football All-America Team. He was also named the MAC Player of the Year and Central Michigan's most valuable player.[8] Pruitt, tight end Jerremy Dunlap, offensive guard Matt Nastally, and safety Quincy Wright were selected as first-team All-MAC player.[9]

Dick Flynn was named MAC Coach of the Year in his first year as head coach.[10] Flynn took over as Central Michigan's head football coach in March 1994, after Herb Deromedi became the school's athletic director.[11]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 3at Iowa*L 21–52
September 10UNLV*W 35–23
September 17at Eastern Michigan (rivalry)W 30–29
September 24Kent State
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 45–0
October 1at Ball StateL 28–31
October 8Western Michigan (rivalry)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 35–28
October 15at Akron*W 47–0
October 22Miami (OH)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 32–30
October 29at OhioW 22–10
November 5Toledo
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 45–27
November 12at Bowling GreenW 36–33
December 15at UNLV (Las Vegas Bowl)*L 24–52
  • *Non-conference game

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1994 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 113. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1994 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, pp. 81-82.
  7. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 83.
  8. ^ 2015 Media Guide, pp. 91, 95.
  9. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 93.
  10. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 91.
  11. ^ Jack Saylor. "Deromedi takes charge: CMU football coach quits, becomes athletic director". Detroit Free Press. pp. 1C, 2C.