1986 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1986 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 15–22 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
1986 record11–2 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (18th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Moeller (9th season)
MVPJim Harbaugh
CaptainJim Harbaugh
CaptainAndy Moeller
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 101,701)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
No. 16 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

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]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 133:30 p.m.at Notre Dame*No. 3/3ABCW 24–2359,075
September 201:00 p.m.Oregon State*No. 3/3PASSW 31–12104,748
September 2712:30 p.m.No. 20/20 Florida State*daggerNo. 5/4
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
WTBSW 20–18105,507
October 47:00 p.m.at WisconsinNo. 4/4WTBSW 34–1775,898
October 112:30 p.m.Michigan StateNo. 4/3
CBSW 27–6106,141
October 182:30 p.m.No. 8/8 IowaNo. 4/4
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
CBSW 20–17105,879
October 252:00 p.m.at IndianaNo. 4/4W 38–1436,964
November 11:00 p.m.IllinoisNo. 3/2
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
PASSW 69–13104,122
November 81:30 p.m.at PurdueNo. 3/3W 31–761,323
November 151:00 p.m.MinnesotaNo. 2/2
PASSL 17–20104,864
November 2212:00 p.m.at No. 7/7 Ohio StateNo. 6/6CBSW 26–2490,674
December 68:00 p.m.at Hawaii*No. 4/4ESPNW 27–1042,735
January 1, 19875:00 p.m.vs. No. 7/8 Arizona State*No. 4/4NBCL 15–22103,168

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 summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

#3 Michigan at Notre Dame
1 234Total
Michigan 7 3140 24
Notre Dame 7 763 23

[1]

Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at #3 Michigan
1 234Total
Oregon State 6 600 12
Michigan 7 7314 31

[2]

Florida State[edit]

#20 Florida State at #5 Michigan
1 234Total
Florida State 3 708 18
Michigan 7 337 20

[3]

Wisconsin[edit]

#4 Michigan at Wisconsin
1 234Total
Michigan 7 10143 34
Wisconsin 0 3014 17

[4]

Michigan State[edit]

Michigan State at #4 Michigan
1 234Total
Michigan State 0 330 6
Michigan 3 1077 27

[5]

Iowa[edit]

#8 Iowa at #4 Michigan
1 234Total
Iowa 7 307 17
Michigan 3 0143 20

[6]

Indiana[edit]

#4 Michigan at Indiana
1 234Total
Michigan 14 2130 38
Indiana 0 0014 14

[7]

Illinois[edit]

Illinois at #3 Michigan
1 234Total
Illinois 10 300 13
Michigan 7 202121 69

[8]

Purdue[edit]

#3 Michigan at Purdue
1 234Total
Michigan 7 1770 31
Purdue 0 007 7

[9]

Minnesota[edit]

Minnesota at #2 Michigan
1 234Total
Minnesota 0 7103 20
Michigan 0 1007 17

[10]

Ohio State[edit]

#6 Michigan Wolverines (9–1) at #7 Ohio State Buckeyes (9–2)
1 2 34Total
Michigan 3 3 13726
Ohio St 14 0 3724

at Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio

  • Date: November 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Sunny • 55 °F (13 °C) • Wind 10 S
  • Game attendance: 90,674
  • Referee: Tom Quinn

Matt Frantz missed a 45-yard field goal that would have given Ohio State the lead with 1:01 remaining in the game.

Hawaii[edit]

#4 Michigan at Hawaii
1 234Total
Michigan 3 0717 27
Hawaii 0 370 10

[11]

Rose Bowl[edit]

Rose Bowl
#4 Michigan vs. #7 Arizona State
1 234Total
Michigan 8 700 15
Arizona State 0 1363 22

[12]

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 Dec 7.
  12. ^ 1987 Rose Bowl. University of Michigan Athletics.

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