Dick MacPherson was chosen United Press International's college football coach of the year in balloting announced after he led Syracuse to an 11-0 record and a trip to the Sugar Bowl.

MacPherson received 27 votes to easily defeat Michigan State Coach George Perles, with five votes, and Florida State Coach Bobby Bowden, with four, in voting by UPI college football writers from across the nation . . .

Emmitt Smith, the record-setting tailback who restored balance to a lopsided Florida attack, dominated voting for UPI's freshman football player of the year.

In becoming the Southeastern Conference's rushing leader with 1,341 yards, Smith was named on 38 of 40 ballots. The remaining votes went to West Virginia quarterback Major Harris and quarterback Sterling Henton of Tennessee . . .

Florida State's Paul McGowan has been named winner of the 1987 Butkus Award, which each year goes to the player voted the top college linebacker . . .

South Carolina won't play Miami (Fla.) in football again as a result of last weekend's game in which a fight erupted, according to university officials.

"No, we will not schedule them," South Carolina Athletic Director Bob Marcum said when asked about the possibility of future games between the teams.

Marcum declined to elaborate, but other athletic officials made it clear the Gamecocks were upset with the behavior of the Hurricanes in Saturday night's game won by Miami, 20-16.

"{South Carolina Coach} Joe {Morrison} said after the game that Todd {Ellis} was woozy on the interception he threw after the brawl," one official told The State newspaper. "I told him I didn't think getting thrown to the ground {by Miami's Daniel Stubbs} would have done that. He then showed me the films and during the brawl No. 9 {Brian Blades} came up behind Ellis and hit him across the head with an elbow."

The official also said the film showed one Miami cornerback throwing a punch at wide receiver Danny Smith early in the nationally televised contest and another shoving Ryan Bethea from behind after the whistle had blown.