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Gopher Football 1986 Season

1986 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/13/1986 Bowling Green (5-6) W 31-7
09/20/1986 @ Oklahoma (11-1) L 0-63
09/27/1986 Pacific (4-7) L 20-24
10/04/1986 @ Purdue (3-8) W 36-9
10/11/1986 Homecoming
Northwestern (4-7)
W 44-23
10/18/1986 Indiana (6-6) W 19-17
10/25/1986 @ Ohio State (10-3) L 0-33
11/01/1986 Michigan State (6-5) L 23-52
11/08/1986 @ Wisconsin (3-9) W 27-20
11/15/1986 @ Michigan (11-2) W 20-17
11/22/1986 Iowa (9-3) L 27-30
12/29/1986 Liberty Bowl
vs. Tennessee (7-5)
L 14-21

1986 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Michigan 7 1 0 .875 11 2 0 .846
Ohio State 7 1 0 .875 10 3 0 .769
Minnesota 5 3 0 .625 6 6 0 .500
Iowa 5 3 0 .625 9 3 0 .750
Michigan State 4 4 0 .500 6 5 0 .545
Indiana 3 5 0 .375 6 6 0 .500
Illinois 3 5 0 .375 4 7 0 .364
Northwestern 2 6 0 .250 4 7 0 .364
Purdue 2 6 0 .250 3 8 0 .273
Wisconsin 2 6 0 .250 3 9 0 .250

Season notes:

Coached by John Gutekunst (1st season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1986 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press USA Today
1. Penn State 12-0-0
2. Miami (FL) 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Arizona State 10-1-1
5. Nebraska 10-2-0
6. Auburn 10-2-0
7. Ohio State 10-3-0
8. Michigan 11-2-0
9. Alabama 10-3-0
10. Louisiana State 9-3-0
11. Arizona 9-3-0
12. Baylor 9-3-0
13. Texas A&M 9-3-0
14. UCLA 8-3-1
15. Arkansas 9-3-0
16. Iowa 9-3-0
17. Clemson 8-2-2
18. Washington 8-3-1
19. Boston College 9-3-0
20. Virginia Tech 9-2-1
1. Penn State 12-0-0
2. Miami (FL) 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Nebraska 10-2-0
5. Arizona State 10-1-1
6. Ohio State 10-3-0
7. Michigan 11-2-0
8. Auburn 10-2-0
9. Alabama 10-3-0
10. Arizona 9-3-0
11. Louisiana State 9-3-0
12. Texas A&M 9-3-0
13. Baylor 9-3-0
14. UCLA 8-3-1
15. Iowa 9-3-0
16. Arkansas 9-3-0
17. Washington 8-3-1
18. Boston College 9-3-0
19. Clemson 8-2-2
20. Florida State 7-4-1
1. Penn State 12-0-0
2. Miami (FL) 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Nebraska 10-2-0
5. Arizona State 10-1-1
6. Ohio State 10-3-0
7. Auburn 10-2-0
8. Michigan 11-2-0
9. Alabama 10-3-0
10. Louisiana State 9-3-0
11. Arizona 9-3-0
12. Texas A&M 9-3-0
13. UCLA 8-3-1
14. Baylor 9-3-0
15. Boston College 9-3-0
16. Iowa 9-3-0
17. Arkansas 9-3-0
18. Clemson 8-2-2
19. Washington 8-3-1
20. Virginia Tech 9-2-1
21. Florida State 7-4-1
22. Stanford 8-4-0
23. Georgia 8-4-0
24. North Carolina State 8-3-1
25. San Diego State 8-4-0

1986 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1987
Arizona State 22, Michigan 15
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1987
Ohio State 28, Texas A&M 12
Liberty Bowl - 12/29/1986
Tennessee 21, Minnesota 14
Sea World Holiday Bowl - 12/30/1986
Iowa 39, San Diego State 38
All-American Bowl - 12/31/1986
Florida State 27, Indiana 13

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1986 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1987
Oklahoma 42, Arkansas 8
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1987
Nebraska 30, Louisiana State 15
Sun Bowl - 12/25/1986
Alabama 28, Washington 6
Mazda Gator Bowl - 12/27/1986
Clemson 27, Stanford 21
Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1987
Auburn 16, Southern California 7
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1986
Virginia Tech 25, North Carolina State 24
Sunkist Fiesta Bowl - 01/02/1987
Penn State 14, Miami (FL) 10
Independence Bowl - 12/20/1986
Mississippi 20, Texas Tech 17
Eagle Aloha Bowl - 12/27/1986
Arizona 30, North Carolina 21
Hall of Fame Bowl - 12/23/1986
Boston College 27, Georgia 24
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1986
Baylor 21, Colorado 9
California Bowl - 12/13/1986
San Jose State 37, Miami (OH) 7
Freedom Bowl - 12/30/1986
UCLA 31, Brigham Young 10