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1987 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1987 record2–9
Head coachElliott Uzelac (1st season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)           12 0 0
No. 4 Syracuse           11 0 1
No. 2 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 15 South Carolina           8 4 0
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Penn State           8 4 0
No. 17 Notre Dame           8 4 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Northern Illinois           5 5 1
West Virginia           6 6 0
Tulane           6 6 0
Army           5 6 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Akron           4 7 0
Cincinnati           4 7 0
Louisville           3 7 1
Temple           3 8 0
Tulsa           3 8 0
Navy           2 9 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by first-year head coach Elliott Uzelac.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 12William & MaryL 12–27
September 19Lehighdagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 9–24
September 26North Carolina
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 14–45
October 31:00 p.m.at Virginia TechL 11–3135,000
October 10Air Force
L 13–2335,622
October 17at PennW 38–28
October 24Pittsburgh
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 6–1029,167
October 31at Notre DameL 13–5659,075
November 7Syracuse
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
L 10–34
November 14at DelawareW 31–2223,100
December 5vs. ArmyL 3–17

RosterEdit

1987 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 69 Bennett, BruceBruce Bennett Sr
RB Bradley, JamesJames Bradley
OG Brennan, JoeJoe Brennan
T Brunn, TimTim Brunn
C 53 Felt, MattMatt Felt Sr
QB 16 Grizzard, AltonAlton Grizzard Fr
RB Holl, DonDon Holl
WR 91 Hughes, DonDon Hughes Sr
WR Neumann, JonJon Neumann
RB 38 Smith, ChuckChuck Smith (C) Sr
WR 2 Stackhouse, ClayClay Stackhouse
TE 87 Voss, KevinKevin Voss Jr
RB Vitelli, JoeJoe Vitelli
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 4 Chatfield, JimJim Chatfield
DB 22 Day, PaulPaul Day Jr
DL 82 Jones, RonRon Jones Jr
DL Lowe, DavidDavid Lowe
DB Irby, CurtisCurtis Irby
DB LaRocca, BartBart LaRocca
DB Milo, MikeMike Milo
DL 64 Musser, MikeMike Musser (C) Sr
LB Pimpo, MarkMark Pimpo
LB Worthington, RayRay Worthington
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 99 Fundoukas, TedTed Fundoukas Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

Army Cadets (4–6) vs. Navy Midshipmen (2–8)
1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 0 0 3

3

Army 3 0 0 14

17

at Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 5
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 68,000
  • [3]

Starting offensive lineman Matt Felt and Joe Brennan were held out of the game due to what head coach Elliot Uzelac called "an administrative matter not related to football".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Football History". United States Naval Academy. p. 195. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/navy/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/misc_non_event/History-2014-Guide.pdf. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. "Navy Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/navy/1985-1989_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1987 Dec 06. Retrieved 2019-Jan-27.
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