1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1987 record 7–5 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Bill Curry
Captain Randy Rockwell
Captain Kerry Goode
Home stadium Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Auburn 5 0 1     9 1 2
#5 LSU 5 1 0     10 1 1
#14 Tennessee 4 1 1     10 2 1
#13 Georgia 4 2 0     9 3 0
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 95th overall and 54th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bill Curry, in his first year, and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 4–3 in the SEC) and with a loss in the Hall of Fame Bowl to Michigan.

Due to a major renovation project that resulted in the completion of the western upper deck, Alabama played all of their home games at Legion Field instead of splitting them with Bryant–Denny Stadium for the 1987 season.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 1:30 PM Southern Miss* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 38–6   75,808
September 12 7:00 PM at #11 Penn State* #19 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) CBS W 24–13   85,619
September 19 11:30 AM Florida #11 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL WTBS L 14–23   75,808
September 26 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt #17 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 30–23   41,824
October 3 3:00 PM Southwestern Louisiana*dagger #17 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL W 38–10   72,233
October 10 3:00 PM at Memphis State* #15 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN L 10–13   40,622
October 17 6:00 PM #8 Tennessee Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) ESPN W 41–22   75,808
October 31 7:30 PM Mississippi State #16 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) W 21–18   73,877
November 7 6:30 PM at #5 LSU #13 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) ESPN W 22–10   79,379
November 14 1:30 PM at #7 Notre Dame* #11 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN CBS L 6–37   59,075
November 27 1:30 PM vs. #7 Auburn #18 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS L 0–10   75,808
January 2, 1988 12:00 PM vs. Michigan* Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) NBC L 24–28   60,156
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 1987 Season[2]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Carroll, Andrew (January 25, 1987). "Renovation at Bryant–Denny welcome news". The Tuscaloosa News (Google News). p. 2F. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ "All-time Football Results: 1987 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 21, 2012.