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1987 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1987 record2–8–1 (2–6 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Peay (2nd season)
CaptainBy Game[1]
Home stadiumDyche 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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach Francis Peay, the Wildcats compiled a 2–8–1 record (2–6 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in ninth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Mike Greenfield with 1,265 passing yards, Byron Sanders with 778 rushing yards, and George Jones with 668 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12at Duke*L 16–31
September 19at Missouri*L 3–28
September 26Northern Illinois*T 16–16
October 3at IndianaL 18–35
October 10Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 33–45
October 17No. 19 Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–38
October 24at WisconsinW 27–24
October 31at MichiganL 6–29
November 7Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 24–52
November 14at PurdueL 15–20
November 21Illinois
W 28–10
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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