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1987 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1987 record5–7 (2–6 WAC)
Head coachJim Fassel (3rd season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming 8 0 0     10 3 0
BYU 7 1 0     9 4 0
Air Force 6 2 0     9 4 0
UTEP 5 3 0     7 4 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     5 7 0
Hawaii 3 5 0     5 7 0
Utah 2 6 0     5 7 0
Colorado State 1 7 0     1 11 0
New Mexico 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 6–5 record (4–5 against WAC opponents), finished in seventh place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 362 to 321.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Chris Mendonca with 2,389 passing yards, Martel Black with 520 rushing yards, and Carl Harry with 826 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 57:00 PMNew MexicoW 24–2029,112[3]
September 128:00 PMat San Diego StateL 34–5228,645[3]
September 1912:05 PMat Wisconsin*W 31–2856,224[3]
September 267:00 PMIdaho State*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 51–1632,283[3]
October 312:00 PMat Air ForceL 27–4835,108[3]
October 1012:05 PMat Colorado StateW 24–2310,450[3]
October 1711:30 PMat HawaiiL 14–2541,133[3]
October 2412:00 PMUtah State*
L 36–4127,394[3]
October 311:30 PMat Boise State*W 31–2715,241[3]
November 712:00 PMUTEPdagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 24–3021,150[3]
November 1412:00 PMWyoming
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
L 7–3123,510[3]
November 2112:00 PMat BYUL 18–2165,686[3]

Source:[4][5]

After the seasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

No Utah players were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.[6]

ReferencesEdit

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