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1987 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC Champions
Holiday Bowl vs. Iowa, L 19–20
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1987 record10–3 (8–0 WAC)
Head coachPaul Roach
Home stadiumWar Memorial 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 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Cowboys' 92nd season and they competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The team was led by head coach Paul Roach, in his first year, and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming. They finished with a record of ten wins and three losses (10–3, 8–0 WAC), as WAC Champions and with a loss against Iowa in the Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys offense scored 426 points, while the defense allowed 271 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Site Result
September 5 Air Force War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 27–13  
September 12* at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 28–43  
September 19* Oklahoma State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY L 29–35  
September 26* Iowa State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 34–17  
October 3 San Diego State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 52–10  
October 10 at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, UT W 29–27  
October 17* Houston War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY W 37–35  
October 31 Colorado State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY (Bronze Boot) W 20–15  
November 7 at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 59–16  
November 14 at Utah Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT W 31–7  
November 21 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 37–13  
November 28 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 24–20  
December 30 vs. Iowa Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) L 19–20  
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jeff Knapton Defensive Tackle 6 165 Los Angeles Rams

ReferencesEdit

  1. "University of Wyoming – 1987". College Football Reference. http://cfreference.net/cfr/schools/wyoming/442/1987. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  2. "1988 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1988/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
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