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1986 Michigan Wolverines football
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 22–15 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1986 record11–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (18th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Moeller (9th season)
MVPJim Harbaugh
CaptainJim Harbaugh
CaptainAndy Moeller
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Michigan § 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7/6 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1986 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13, 1986* at Notre Dame #3/3 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 24–23   59,075
September 20, 1986* Oregon State #3/3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 31–12   104,748
September 27, 1986*† #20/20 Florida State #5/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–18   105,507
October 4, 1986 at Wisconsin #4/4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 34–17   75,898
October 11, 1986 Michigan State #4/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–6   106,141
October 18, 1986 #8/8 Iowa #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–17   105,879
October 25, 1986 at Indiana #4/4 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 38–14   36,964
November 1, 1986 Illinois #3/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 69–13   104,122
November 8, 1986 at Purdue #3/3 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 31–7   61,323
November 15, 1986 Minnesota #2/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 20–17   104,864
November 22, 1986 at #7/7 Ohio State #6/6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 26–24   90,674
December 6, 1986* at Hawaii #4/4 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 27–10   42,735
January 1, 1987* vs. #7/8 Arizona State #4/4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 22–15   103,168
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

OffenseEdit

  • Jeffrey Brown - started 13 games at tight end
  • Dave Chester - started 2 games at left guard and 1 game at right guard
  • Michael Dames - started 11 games at left guard
  • John "Jumbo" Elliott - started 12 games at right tackle
  • Mark Hammerstein - started 12 games at right guard and 1 game at right tackle
  • Jim Harbaugh - started 13 games at quarterback
  • Ken Higgins - started 4 games at split end
  • Mike Husar - started 11 games at left tackle
  • Paul Jokisch - started 8 games at split end
  • John Kolesar - started 8 games at flanker
  • Greg McMurtry - started 5 games at flanker
  • Jamie Morris - started 11 games at tailback
  • Bob Perryman - started 2 games at fullback and 1 game at split end
  • Jerry Quaerna - started 2 games at left tackle
  • John Vitale - started 13 games at center
  • Gerald White - started 11 games at fullback
  • Thomas Wilcher - started 2 games at tailback

DefenseEdit

  • David Arnold - started 2 games at cornerback
  • Allen Bishop - started 1 game at cornerback
  • Erik Campbell - started 11 games at cornerback and 2 games at free safety
  • Dave Folkertsma - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Tony Gant - started 11 games at free safety
  • Billy Harris - started 13 games at middle guard
  • Dieter Heren - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Ivan Hicks - started 11 games at strong safety
  • Doug Mallory - started 2 games at strong safety
  • Andree McIntyre - started 9 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner - started 13 games at defensive tackle
  • Andy Moeller - started 13 games at inside linebacker
  • Garland Rivers - started 12 games at cornerback
  • Todd Schulte - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Steve Thibert - started 1 game at outside linebacker
  • Jack Walker - started 1 game at defensive tackle
  • John Willingham - started 12 games at outside linebacker

Awards and honorsEdit

  • All-Americans: Garland Rivers, John "Jumbo" Elliott, Jim Harbaugh
  • All-Conference: Mark Messner, John Elliott, Mark Hammerstein, Jim Harbaugh, Jamie Morris, Garland Rivers
  • Most Valuable Player: Jim Harbaugh
  • Meyer Morton Award: Doug Mallory
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Jeff Brown
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jamie Morris
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Ken Higgins
  • Dick Katcher Award: Dieter Heren
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Mike Hammerstein
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Andy Moeller

Coaching staffEdit

Game notesEdit

Notre DameEdit

#3 Michigan at Notre Dame
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 7 3 14 0 24
Notre Dame 7 7 6 3 23

[1]

Oregon StateEdit

Oregon State at #3 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon State 6 6 0 0 12
Michigan 7 7 3 14 31

[2]

Florida StateEdit

#20 Florida State at #5 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Florida State 3 7 0 8 18
Michigan 7 3 3 7 20

[3]

WisconsinEdit

#4 Michigan at Wisconsin
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 7 10 14 3 34
Wisconsin 0 3 0 14 17

[4]

Michigan StateEdit

Michigan State at #4 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan State 0 3 3 0 6
Michigan 3 10 7 7 27

[5]

IowaEdit

#8 Iowa at #4 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Iowa 7 3 0 7 17
Michigan 3 0 14 3 20

[6]

IndianaEdit

#4 Michigan at Indiana
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 14 21 3 0 38
Indiana 0 0 0 14 14

[7]

IllinoisEdit

Illinois at #3 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Illinois 10 3 0 0 13
Michigan 7 20 21 21 69

[8]

PurdueEdit

#3 Michigan at Purdue
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 7 17 7 0 31
Purdue 0 0 0 7 7

[9]

MinnesotaEdit

Minnesota at #2 Michigan
by Quarter1234 Total
Minnesota 0 7 10 3 20
Michigan 0 10 0 7 17

[10]

Ohio StateEdit

#6 Michigan at #7 Ohio State
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 3 3 13 7 26
Ohio State 14 0 3 7 24

[11]

HawaiiEdit

#4 Michigan at Hawaii
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 3 0 7 17 27
Hawaii 0 3 7 0 10

[13]

Rose BowlEdit

Rose Bowl
#4 Michigan vs. #7 Arizona State
by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 8 7 0 0 15
Arizona State 0 13 6 3 22

[14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gainesville Sun. 14 Sep 1986.
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 21.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 28.
  4. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 5.
  5. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 12.
  6. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 19.
  7. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 26.
  8. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 2.
  9. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 9.
  10. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 16.
  11. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 23.
  12. University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1
  13. Gainesville Sun. 1986 Dec 7.
  14. 1987 Rose Bowl. University of Michigan Athletics.

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