1988 William & Mary Tribe football
Epson Ivy Bowl, W 73–3, at Japan All-Stars
1988 record6–4–1
Head coachJimmye Laycock (9th year)
Home stadiumCary Field
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William & Mary became the first university to compete in the Epson Ivy Bowl in Yokohama, defeating a football team composed of Japanese all-stars, 73–3. The game occurred on January 8, 1989, but does not count toward official win-loss records. In order to participate in the game, however, the Tribe were forced to abstain from the Division I-AA playoffs that they had qualified for.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 3 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, Virginia L 23–31  
September 10 Virginia Military Institute Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 30–7  
September 17 Lehigh Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 14–6  
September 24 at James Madison JMU StadiumHarrisonburg, Virginia W 10–3  
October 8 at Delaware Delaware StadiumNewark, Delaware L 35–38  
October 15 New Hampshire Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 33–31  
October 22 Villanova Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia T 14–14  
October 29 at #18 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia L 24–59  
November 5 Wofford Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 30–14  
November 12 Colgate Cary FieldWilliamsburg, Virginia W 28–3  
November 19 at Richmond University of Richmond StadiumRichmond, Virginia (I-64 Bowl) L 19–24  
January 8, 1989 at Japan All-Stars Yokohama StadiumYokohama, Japan (Epson Ivy Bowl) W 73–3  
#Rankings from Associated Press.


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