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1987 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1987 record 5–6 (3–4 ACC)
Head coach Dick Crum (10th year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Clemson 6 1 0     10 2 0
Virginia 5 2 0     8 4 0
Wake Forest 4 3 0     7 4 0
NC State 4 3 0     4 7 0
Maryland 3 3 0     4 7 0
North Carolina 3 4 0     5 6 0
Duke 2 5 0     5 6 0
Georgia Tech 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by tenth-year head coach Dick Crum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in sixth. Coach Dick Crum resigned at the end of the season, leaving as the school's all-time winningest coach.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5Illinois*W 34–14
September 12at No. 1 Oklahoma*L 0–28
September 19at Georgia TechW 30–23
September 26at Navy*W 45–14
October 3No. 6 Auburn*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 10–20
October 10Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 14–22
October 17at NC StateW 17–14
October 31at MarylandW 27–14
November 7No. 10 Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 10–13
November 14at VirginiaL 17–20
November 21Duke
L 10–25
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "North Carolina Football Coach Crum Resigns After 5-6 Season". Los Angeles Times: p. SD_B5. December 1, 1987.
  2. "1987 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1987-schedule.html.
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