|1987 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1987 record||2–8–1 (2–6 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Francis Peay (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1987 Big Ten football standings|
|#8/8 Michigan State †||7||–||0||–||1||9||–||2||–||1|
|† – 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.
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.
|September 12||at Duke*||L 16–31|
|September 19||at Missouri*||L 3–28|
|September 26||Northern Illinois*||T 16–16|
|October 3||at Indiana||L 18–35|
|October 10||Minnesota||L 33–45|
|October 17||No. 19 Michigan State||L 0–38|
|October 24||at Wisconsin||W 27–24|
|October 31||at Michigan||L 6–29|
|November 7||Iowa||L 24–52|
|November 14||at Purdue||L 15–20|
|November 21||Illinois||W 28–10|
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 149. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=8.
- ↑ "1987 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1987-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
- ↑ "1987 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1987.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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