1987 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
ConferenceBig Ten
1987 record6–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachJohn Gutekunst
Home stadiumHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
(Capacity: 62,218)
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 season was the Golden Gophers' second season under head coach John Gutekunst.[1] The Golden Gophers won six games and lost five.[1] Total attendance for the season was 371,809, which averaged out to 55,116 per game.[2] The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[2]

Offensive guard Troy Wilkow was named All-Big Ten first team.[3] Offensive lineman Paul Anderson, quarterback Rickey Foggie, tailback Darrell Thompson, kicker Chip Lohmiller and linebacker Jon Leverenz were named All-Big Ten second team.[3] Punter Brent Herbel and offensive lineman Dan Liimatta were named Academic All-Big Ten.[4]

Rickey Foggie was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award.[5] Darrell Thompson was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[5] Jon Leverenz was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[5] Chip Lohmiller was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[5] Linebacker Brian Bonner was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[5] Offensive tackle Dan Rechtin was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[5]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12* 7:00 PM Northern Iowa MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN KITN W 24–7   50,120
September 19* 6:15 PM California Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN KITN W 32–23   47,322
September 26* 7:00 PM Central Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 30–10   46,868
October 3 1:00 PM Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN W 21–19   49,376
October 10 11:30 AM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 45–33   22,104
October 16† 7:30 PM Indiana Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN L 17–18   60,340
October 24 2:30 PM at #16 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 9–42   89,801
October 31 1:00 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 17–27   60,143
November 7 2:30 PM Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ABC L 20–30   55,481
November 14 7:00 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 22–19   64,412
November 21 1:05 PM at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) L 20–34   67,700
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.



References[edit | edit source]

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