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1987 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1987 record5–6 (1–5 SEC)
Head coachJerry Claiborne (6th season)
Home stadiumCommonwealth Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/7 Auburn 5 0 1     9 1 2
#5/5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
#14/13 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
#13/14 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll

The 1987 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth season under head coach Jerry Claiborne, the Wildcats compiled a 5–6 record (1–5 against SEC opponents), finished in a tie for seventh place in the SEC, and outscored their opponents, 258 to 187.[1][2] The team played its home games in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

The team's statistical leaders included Glenn Fohr with 973 passing yards, Mark Higgs with 1,278 rushing yards, and Dee Smith with 420 receiving yards.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1987 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1987-schedule.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  2. "Kentucky Football Media Guide". University of Kentucky. 2015. p. 184. http://www.ukathletics.com/page/2015-football-media-guide. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  3. "1987 Kentucky Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1987.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
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