1987 Florida Gators football team

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1987 Florida Gators football
Aloha Bowl, L 16–20 v. UCLA
Conference Southeastern Conference
1987 record 6–6 (3–3 6th SEC)
Head coach Galen Hall
Defensive coordinator Zaven Yaralian
Home stadium Florida Field
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 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was the fourth for Galen Hall as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Hall's 1987 Florida Gators posted a 6–6 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, placing sixth among ten SEC teams.[1]

The season was the debut of freshman running back Emmitt Smith. Smith went on to break the 1,000-yard barrier in the seventh game of his freshman season, the fastest any running back had ever broken that barrier to begin his college career, and was named SEC and national freshman of the year.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–5–1987 No. 10 Miami* No. 20 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL TBS L 4–31   77,224
9–12–1987 Tulsa* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 52–0   72,173
9–19–1987 No. 11 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL TBS W 23–14   75,808
9–26–1987 Mississippi State Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 38–3   74,421
10–3–1987 No. 7 Louisiana State No. 19 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN L 10–13   79,313
10–10–1987 Cal State Fullerton* No. 18 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 65–0   72,336
10–17–1987 Temple* No. 14 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 34–3   74,286
10–31–1987 No. 6 Auburn No. 10 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 6–29   85,187
11–7–1987 No. 10 Georgia No. 17 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL TBS L 10–23   81,975
11–14–1987 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 27–14   73,021
11–28–1987 No. 3 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL CBS L 14–28   74,613
12–25–1987 No. 10 UCLA* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ABC L 16–20   24,839
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.