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1987 Virginia Tech Hokies football
ConferenceIndependent
1987 record2–9
Head coachFrank Beamer (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRon Zook (1st season)
Home stadiumLane Stadium
(Capacity: 51,000)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)           12 0 0
No. 4 Syracuse           11 0 1
No. 2 Florida State           11 1 0
No. 15 South Carolina           8 4 0
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Penn State           8 4 0
No. 17 Notre Dame           8 4 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Northern Illinois           5 5 1
West Virginia           6 6 0
Tulane           6 6 0
Army           5 6 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Akron           4 7 0
Cincinnati           4 7 0
Louisville           3 7 1
Temple           3 8 0
Tulsa           3 8 0
Navy           2 9 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the first season for College Football Hall of Fame coach, Frank Beamer.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 121:00 p.m.No. 10 ClemsonL 10–2242,000
September 191:00 p.m.at VirginiaL 13–1444,300
September 261:00 p.m.Syracuse
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 21–3533,300
October 31:00 p.m.Navy
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 31–1135,000
October 101:30 p.m.at South CarolinaL 10–4073,150
October 171:00 p.m.East Carolinadagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
L 23–3538,300
October 248:30 p.m.at TulaneL 38–5731,280
October 317:30 p.m.at KentuckyL 7–1450,432
November 71:00 p.m.at West VirginiaL 16–2847,322
November 147:30 p.m.at No. 3 Miami (FL)L 13–2740,105
November 211:00 p.m.Cincinnati
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 21–2010,600

Game summariesEdit

ClemsonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–14–1 1986 W 20–14


SyracuseEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 1986 W 26–17


NavyEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 1915 L 0–20


South CarolinaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–7–1 1986 T 27–27


at Miami (FL)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 0 10 3 0 13
Hurricanes 3 7 3 14 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 1982 L 8–14

The Hurricanes, a 38-point favorite, broke a 13-13 tie with 4:51 remaining on a 1-yard TD run by Melvin Bratton. Miami put the game out of reach by scoring the final touchdown with 34 seconds left to win 27-13.[1]

CincinnatiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 1986 L 20–24


ReferencesEdit

  1. "No. 3 Miami wins". The Pantagraph: p. 7. November 15, 1987. https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/72694903/. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
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