1986 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1986 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Big Ten Co-Champions
Rose Bowl, L 22–15 vs. Arizona State
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #8
1986 record 11–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (18th year)
Defensive coordinator Gary Moeller (9th year)
MVP Jim Harbaugh
Captain Jim Harbaugh
Captain Andy Moeller
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8/7 Michigan § 7 1 0     11 2 0
#7/6 Ohio State § 7 1 0     10 3 0
#16/15 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1986 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13, 1986 at Notre Dame* #3/3 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN W 24–23   59,075
September 20, 1986 Oregon State* #3/3 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 31–12   104,748
September 27, 1986 #20/20 Florida State*dagger #5/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–18   105,507
October 4, 1986 at Wisconsin #4/4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 34–17   75,898
October 11, 1986 Michigan State #4/3 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–6   106,141
October 18, 1986 #8/8 Iowa #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–17   105,879
October 25, 1986 at Indiana #4/4 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 38–14   36,964
November 1, 1986 Illinois #3/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 69–13   104,122
November 8, 1986 at Purdue #3/3 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 31–7   61,323
November 15, 1986 Minnesota #2/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 17–20   104,864
November 22, 1986 at #7/7 Ohio State #6/6 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 26–24   90,674
December 6, 1986 at Hawaii* #4/4 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 27–10   42,735
January 1, 1987 vs. #7/8 Arizona State* #4/4 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC L 15–22   103,168
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Players[edit]

Offense[edit]

  • Jeffrey Brown - started 13 games at tight end
  • Dave Chester - started 2 games at left guard and 1 game at right guard
  • Michael Dames - started 11 games at left guard
  • John "Jumbo" Elliott - started 12 games at right tackle
  • Mark Hammerstein - started 12 games at right guard and 1 game at right tackle
  • Jim Harbaugh - started 13 games at quarterback
  • Ken Higgins - started 4 games at split end
  • Mike Husar - started 11 games at left tackle
  • Paul Jokisch - started 8 games at split end
  • John Kolesar - started 8 games at flanker
  • Greg McMurtry - started 5 games at flanker
  • Jamie Morris - started 11 games at tailback
  • Bob Perryman - started 2 games at fullback and 1 game at split end
  • Jerry Quaerna - started 2 games at left tackle
  • John Vitale - started 13 games at center
  • Gerald White - started 11 games at fullback
  • Thomas Wilcher - started 2 games at tailback

Defense[edit]

  • David Arnold - started 2 games at cornerback
  • Allen Bishop - started 1 game at cornerback
  • Erik Campbell - started 11 games at cornerback and 2 games at free safety
  • Dave Folkertsma - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Tony Gant - started 11 games at free safety
  • Billy Harris - started 13 games at middle guard
  • Dieter Heren - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Ivan Hicks - started 11 games at strong safety
  • Doug Mallory - started 2 games at strong safety
  • Andree McIntyre - started 9 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner - started 13 games at defensive tackle
  • Andy Moeller - started 13 games at inside linebacker
  • Garland Rivers - started 12 games at cornerback
  • Todd Schulte - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Steve Thibert - started 1 game at outside linebacker
  • Jack Walker - started 1 game at defensive tackle
  • John Willingham - started 12 games at outside linebacker

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Americans: Garland Rivers, John "Jumbo" Elliott, Jim Harbaugh
  • All-Conference: Mark Messner, John Elliott, Mark Hammerstein, Jim Harbaugh, Jamie Morris, Garland Rivers
  • Most Valuable Player: Jim Harbaugh
  • Meyer Morton Award: Doug Mallory
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Jeff Brown
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Jamie Morris
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Ken Higgins
  • Dick Katcher Award: Dieter Heren
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Mike Hammerstein
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Andy Moeller

Coaching staff[edit]

Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

#3 Michigan at Notre Dame
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 7 3 14 0 24
Notre Dame 7 7 6 3 23

[1]

Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at #3 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 6 6 0 0 12
Michigan 7 7 3 14 31

[2]

Florida State[edit]

#20 Florida State at #5 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Florida State 3 7 0 8 18
Michigan 7 3 3 7 20

[3]

Wisconsin[edit]

#4 Michigan at Wisconsin
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 7 10 14 3 34
Wisconsin 0 3 0 14 17

[4]

Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State at #4 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan State 0 3 3 0 6
Michigan 3 10 7 7 27

[5]

Iowa[edit]

#8 Iowa at #4 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 7 3 0 7 17
Michigan 3 0 14 3 20

[6]

Indiana[edit]

#4 Michigan at Indiana
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 14 21 3 0 38
Indiana 0 0 0 14 14

[7]

Illinois[edit]

Illinois at #3 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 10 3 0 0 13
Michigan 7 20 21 21 69

[8]

Purdue[edit]

#3 Michigan at Purdue
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 7 17 7 0 31
Purdue 0 0 0 7 7

[9]

Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at #2 Michigan
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 0 7 10 3 20
Michigan 0 10 0 7 17

[10]

Ohio State[edit]

#6 Michigan at #7 Ohio State
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 3 3 13 7 26
Ohio State 14 0 3 7 24

[11]

Hawaii[edit]

#4 Michigan at Hawaii
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 3 0 7 17 27
Hawaii 0 3 7 0 10

[13]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Rose Bowl
#4 Michigan vs. #7 Arizona State
1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 8 7 0 0 15
Arizona State 0 13 6 3 22

[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 14 Sep 1986.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 21.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Sep 28.
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 5.
  5. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 12.
  6. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 19.
  7. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Oct 26.
  8. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 2.
  9. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 9.
  10. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 16.
  11. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Nov 23.
  12. ^ University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1
  13. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1986 Dec 7.
  14. ^ 1987 Rose Bowl. University of Michigan Athletics.

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