1987 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1987 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Sun Bowl, L 33–35 vs. Oklahoma State
Conference Independent
1987 record 6–6
Head coach Don Nehlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
(Capacity: 63,500)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Miami (FL)           12 0 0
#4 Syracuse           11 0 1
#2 Florida State           11 1 0
#15 South Carolina           8 4 0
Pittsburgh           8 4 0
Penn State           8 4 0
#17 Notre Dame           8 4 0
Southern Miss           6 5 0
Rutgers           6 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Northern Illinois           5 5 1
West Virginia           6 6 0
Tulane           6 6 0
Army           5 6 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Akron           4 7 0
Cincinnati           4 7 0
Louisville           3 7 1
Temple           3 8 0
Tulsa           3 8 0
Navy           2 9 0
Virginia Tech           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Mountaineers' 95th overall season and they competed as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Don Nehlen, in his 8th year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6 overall), and with a loss against Oklahoma State in the 1987 Sun Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 5 Ohio Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 23–3   46,744
September 12 at #5 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 3–24   88,272
September 19 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) L 20–25   40,125
September 26 Pittsburgh Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L 3–6   65,079
October 3 East Carolina Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 49–0   36,630
October 17 Cincinnati Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 45–17   46,488
October 24 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 37–16   32,000
October 31 at #18 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 21–25   85,108
November 7 Virginia Tech Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Black Diamond Trophy) W 28–16   47,322
November 14 Rutgers Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 37–13   44,717
November 23 at #6 Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 31–32   49,866
December 25 vs. #11 Oklahoma State Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) L 33–35   43,240
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1987 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved June 23, 2012.