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Gopher Football 1987 Season

1987 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/12/1987 Northern Iowa W 24-7
09/19/1987 California (3-6-2) W 32-23
09/26/1987 Central Michigan (5-5-1) W 30-10
10/03/1987 Purdue (3-7-1) W 21-19
10/10/1987 @ Northwestern (2-8-1) W 45-33
10/16/1987 Homecoming
Indiana (8-4)
L 17-18
10/24/1987 @ Ohio State (6-4-1) L 9-42
10/31/1987 @ Illinois (3-7-1) L 17-27
11/07/1987 Michigan (8-4) L 20-30
11/14/1987 Wisconsin (3-8) W 22-19
11/21/1987 @ Iowa (10-3) L 20-34

1987 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Michigan State 7 0 1 .938 9 2 1 .792
Iowa 6 2 0 .750 10 3 0 .769
Indiana 6 2 0 .750 8 4 0 .667
Michigan 5 3 0 .625 8 4 0 .667
Ohio State 4 4 0 .500 6 4 1 .591
Minnesota 3 5 0 .375 6 5 0 .545
Purdue 3 5 0 .375 3 7 1 .318
Illinois 2 5 1 .313 3 7 1 .318
Northwestern 2 6 0 .250 2 8 1 .227
Wisconsin 1 7 0 .125 3 8 0 .273

Season notes:

Coached by John Gutekunst (2nd season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1987 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press USA Today
1. Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2. Florida State 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Syracuse 11-0-1
5. Louisiana State 10-1-1
6. Nebraska 10-2-0
7. Auburn 9-1-2
8. Michigan State 9-2-1
9. UCLA 10-2-0
10. Texas A&M 10-2-0
11. Oklahoma State 10-2-0
12. Clemson 10-2-0
13. Georgia 9-3-0
14. Tennessee 10-2-1
15. South Carolina 8-4-0
16. Iowa 10-3-0
17. Notre Dame 8-4-0
18. Southern California 8-4-0
19. Michigan 8-4-0
20. Arizona State 7-4-1
1. Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2. Florida State 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Syracuse 11-0-1
5. Louisiana State 10-1-1
6. Nebraska 10-2-0
7. Auburn 9-1-2
8. Michigan State 9-2-1
9. Texas A&M 10-2-0
10. Clemson 10-2-0
11. UCLA 10-2-0
12. Oklahoma State 10-2-0
13. Tennessee 10-2-1
14. Georgia 9-3-0
15. South Carolina 8-4-0
16. Iowa 10-3-0
17. Southern California 8-4-0
18. Michigan 8-4-0
19. Texas 7-5-0
20. Indiana 8-4-0
1. Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2. Florida State 11-1-0
3. Oklahoma 11-1-0
4. Syracuse 11-0-1
5. Nebraska 10-2-0
6. Louisiana State 10-1-1
7. Auburn 9-1-2
8. Michigan State 9-2-1
9. Texas A&M 10-2-0
10. UCLA 10-2-0
11. Clemson 10-2-0
12. Oklahoma State 10-2-0
13. Georgia 9-3-0
14. Tennessee 10-2-1
15. Iowa 10-3-0
16. Notre Dame 8-4-0
17. Southern California 8-4-0
18. South Carolina 8-4-0
19. Michigan 8-4-0
20. Texas 7-5-0
21. Pittsburgh 8-4-0
22. Indiana 8-4-0
23. Penn State 8-4-0
24. Ohio State 6-4-1
25. Alabama 7-5-0

1987 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1988
Michigan State 20, Southern California 17
Peach Bowl - 01/02/1988
Tennessee 27, Indiana 22
Sea World Holiday Bowl - 12/30/1987
Iowa 20, Wyoming 19
Hall of Fame Bowl - 01/02/1988
Michigan 28, Alabama 24

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1987 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1988
Miami (FL) 20, Oklahoma 14
USF&G Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1988
Auburn 16, Syracuse 16
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1988
Texas A&M 35, Notre Dame 10
John Hancock Sun Bowl - 12/25/1987
Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33
Mazda Gator Bowl - 12/31/1987
Louisiana State 30, South Carolina 13
Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1988
Clemson 35, Penn State 10
Liberty Bowl - 12/29/1987
Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
Sunkist Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/1988
Florida State 31, Nebraska 28
Independence Bowl - 12/19/1987
Washington 24, Tulane 12
Eagle Aloha Bowl - 12/25/1987
UCLA 20, Florida 16
All-American Bowl - 12/22/1987
Virginia 22, Brigham Young 16
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1987
Texas 32, Pittsburgh 27
California Bowl - 12/12/1987
Eastern Michigan 30, San Jose State 27
Freedom Bowl - 12/30/1987
Arizona State 33, Air Force 28