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1987 Michigan Wolverines football
Hall of Fame Bowl Champions
Hall of Fame Bowl, W 28–24 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 19
1987 record8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (19th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Moeller (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorLloyd Carr (1st season)
MVPJamie Morris
CaptainDoug Mallory
CaptainJamie Morris
Home stadiumMichigan 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 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1987 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 12, 1987* #16/16 Notre Dame #9/8 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 26–7   106,098
September 19, 1987* Washington State #19/NR Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 44–18   103,521
September 26, 1987* Long Beach State #14/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 49–0   101,714
October 3, 1987 Wisconsin #12/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 49–0   104,410
October 10, 1987 at Michigan State #12/12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 17–11   77,424
October 17, 1987 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 37–0   105,406
October 24, 1987 at #15/12 Indiana #20/17 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 14–10   51,240
October 31, 1987† Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 29–6   104,101
November 7, 1987 at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 30–20   55,481
November 14, 1987 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 17–14   64,496
November 21, 1987 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 23–20   106,031
January 2, 1988* vs. Alabama Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) NBC W 28–24   60,156
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

PlayersEdit

OffenseEdit

DefenseEdit

  • Bobby Abrams, defensive back, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started 7 games at outside linebacker, 2 games at inside linebacker
  • David Arnold, defensive back, junior, Warren, Ohio - started 9 games at cornerback
  • Allen Bishop, defensive back, senior, Miami, Florida - started 8 games at cornerback
  • Ernest F. Bock, defensive back, senior, Northville, Michigan
  • Carlitos Bostic, outside linebacker, senior, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Erik Campbell, defensive back, senior, Gary, Indiana - started all 12 games (7 at cornerback, 5 at free safety)
  • Keith Cooper, outside linebacker, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started 4 games at outside linebacker, 3 games at inside linebacker
  • John Duerr, outside linebacker, senior, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Dave Folkertsma, defensive tackle, senior, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • J. J. Grant, inside linebacker, junior, Liverpool, New York - started 7 games at inside linebacker
  • Billy Harris, middle guard, Xenia, Ohio - started 10 games at middle guard
  • Rick Hassel, defensive back, junior, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Scott Herrala, defensive back, junior, Muskegon, Michigan
  • John Herrmann, defensive tackle, junior, Sussex, Wisconsin - started all 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Joseph H. Holland, outside linebacker, junior, Birmingham, Michigan
  • David Key, defensive back, sophomore, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sean Lafountaine, defensive back, sophomore, Hanover Park, Illinois
  • Don Lessner, defensive back, senior, Trenton, Michigan
  • Doug Mallory, strong safety, senior, DeKalb, Illinois - started all 12 games at strong safety
  • Warde Manuel, defensive tackle, sophomore, New Orleans, Louisiana - started 5 games at outside linebacker
  • Andree McIntyre, inside linebacker, senior, Chicago, Illinois - started 3 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner, defensive tackle, senior, Hartland, Michigan - started all 12 games at defensive tackle
  • John Milligan, linebacker, sophomore, Trenton, Michigan - started 5 games at inside linebacker
  • Anthony Mitchell, defensive back, junior, Titusville, Florida - started 7 games at free safety
  • Vada Murray, defensive back, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • T. J. Osman, defensive tackle, sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - started 2 games at middle guard
  • Cornelius Simpson, linebacker, freshman, Highland Park, Michigan - started 4 games at inside linebacker
  • Bob Stites, inside linebacker, senior, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Rick Stites, inside linebacker, senior, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mike Teeter, middle guard, sophomore, Fruitport, Michigan
  • Steven Thibert, outside linebacker, senior, Union Lake, Michigan - started 2 games at outside linebacker
  • Brent White, defensive tackle, junior, Dayton, Ohio
  • Timothy Williams, linebacker, sophomore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - started 1 game at inside linebacker
  • John Willingham, outside linebacker, senior, Dayton, Ohio - started 5 games at outside linebacker

KickersEdit


Game notesEdit

Hall of Fame BowlEdit


Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captains: Jamie Morris, Doug Mallory
  • All-Americans: Jumbo Elliott, Mark Messner
  • All-Conference: Mark Messner, John Elliott, Jamie Morris, John Vitale, Mike Husar
  • Most Valuable Player: Jamie Morris
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jamie Morris
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Tim Williams
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Derrick Walker
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dave Mandel
  • Dick Katcher Award: Mark Messner
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: John "Jumbo" Elliott
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Jamie Morris

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1

External linksEdit

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