1987 Texas Longhorns football team

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1987 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
1987 record 7–5 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach David McWilliams
Offensive coordinator John Mize
Defensive coordinator Paul Jette
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Texas A&M 6 1 0     10 2 0
Arkansas 5 2 0     9 4 0
Texas 5 2 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 3 1     6 4 1
Baylor 3 4 0     6 5 0
TCU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Houston 2 4 1     4 6 1
Rice 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 6-5 record and defeated Pittsburgh in the 1987 Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:30 PM at #5 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 3-31   80,000
September 12 7:00 PM BYU* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX HSE L 17-22   65,102
September 26 7:00 PM Oregon State* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 61-16   53,389
October 3 7:00 PM Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 45-26   54,740
October 10 1:30 PM vs. #1 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) CBS L 9-44   75,587
October 17 3:00 PM at #15 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) ESPN W 16-14   54,902
October 31 1:00 PM Texas Tech Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) HSE W 41-27   74,984
November 7 7:00 PM at Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX HSE L 40-60   36,274
November 14 12:00 PM TCU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX Raycom W 24-21   63,642
November 21 1:00 PM Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 34-16   61,331
November 26 7:00 PM at #15 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ESPN L 13-20   78,573
December 31 7:00 PM vs. Pittsburgh* AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 32-27   33,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1987 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Paul Jetton Guard 6 141 Cincinnati Bengals
John Hagy Defensive Back 8 204 Buffalo Bills

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]