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1987 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1987 record3–7–1 (2–5–1 Big Ten)
Head coachMike White (8th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/8 Michigan State 7 0 1     9 2 1
#16/16 Iowa 6 2 0     10 3 0
#NR/20 Indiana 6 2 0     8 4 0
#19/18 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 4 4 0     6 4 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     3 7 1
Illinois 2 5 1     3 7 1
Northwestern 2 6 0     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1987 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth year under head coach Mike White, the Illini compiled a 3–7–1 record and finished in eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Scott Mohr with 1,436 passing yards, running back Keith Jones with 322 rushing yards, and Darryl Usher with 723 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5at North Carolina*L 14–34
September 12No. 15 Arizona State*L 7–21
September 19East Carolina*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–10
October 3No. 9 Ohio State
L 6–10
October 10at PurdueL 3–9
October 17Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–14
October 24at No. 14 Michigan StateT 14–14
October 31Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 27–17
November 7at No. 18 IndianaL 22–34
November 14Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 14–17
November 21at NorthwesternL 10–28
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


ReferencesEdit

  1. "1987 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1987-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
  2. "1987 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1987.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
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