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1987 Virginia Cavaliers football
All-American Bowl champion
All-American Bowl, W 22–16 vs. BYU
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1987 record8–4 (5–2 ACC)
Head coachGeorge Welsh (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Tranquill (1st season)
CaptainSean Scott & Scott Secules[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
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 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cavaliers were led by sixth-year head coach George Welsh and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second. Virginia was invited to the 1987 All-American Bowl in Birmingham, Alabama, where they defeated BYU.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5at No. 20 Georgia*L 22–30
September 12at MarylandL 19–21
September 19Virginia Tech*W 14–13
September 26Duke
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 42–17
October 3VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 30–0
October 10at No. 8 ClemsonL 21–38
October 17at South Carolina*L 10–58
October 24Wake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 35–21
November 7at Georgia TechW 23–14
November 14North Carolina
W 20–17
November 21at NC StateW 34–31
December 22vs. BYU*W 22–16
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[2]

RosterEdit

1987 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Secules, ScottScott Secules (C) Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

ReferencesEdit

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