1987 Air Force Falcons football team

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1987 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #Not ranked
AP #Not ranked
1987 record 9-4 (6-2 WAC)
Head coach Fisher DeBerry
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »

The 1987 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Falcons offense scored 405 points while the defense allowed 269 points. At season’s end, the Falcons appeared in the 1987 Freedom Bowl. In the Ram-Falcon Trophy match, the Falcons beat the Colorado State Rams to win the trophy. Air Force also won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, emblematic of beating both Army and Navy.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 13-27   28,071
September 12 TCU* Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO W 21-10   41,000
September 19 San Diego State Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 49-7   35,035
September 26 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO (Battle for the Ram–Falcon Trophy) W 27-19   23,137
October 3 Utah Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 48-27   35,108
October 10 at Navy* Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 23-13   35,622
October 17 #11 Notre Dame* Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO L 14-35   51,112
October 24 UTEP Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 35-7   36,922
October 31 at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, UT ESPN L 13-24   65,384
November 7 Army* Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 27-10   49,183
November 14 at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 73-26   15,309
November 21 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI ESPN W 34-31   43,340
December 30 vs. Arizona State* Anaheim StadiumAnaheim, CA (Freedom Bowl) L 28-33   33,261
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Team Players in the NFL[edit]

1987 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Chad Hennings Defensive Tackle 11 290 Dallas Cowboys

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Rip Burgwald, Bullard Award[3]
  • Chad Hennings, Outland Trophy[4]

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