1987 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1987 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1987 record 6–5 (4–3 PCAA)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (10th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 7 0 0     10 2 0
Fresno State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Cal State Fullerton 4 3 0     6 6 0
UNLV 4 3 0     5 6 0
Utah State 4 3 0     5 6 0
Pacific (CA) 3 4 0     4 7 0
Long Beach State 2 5 0     4 7 0
New Mexico State 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his tenth year, and played home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. They finished the 1987 season with a record of six wins and five losses (6–5, 4–3 PCAA).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 at Washington State* Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 24–41   22,971
September 12 Western Illinois* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 20–17[1]   34,325
September 19 at No. 13 UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA L 0–17   49,264
October 1 Long Beach State[note 3] Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 30–7   32,215
October 10 Southern Illinois* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 35–0[2]   34,523
October 17 San Jose State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA (Rivalry) L 16–20   35,227
October 24 at Pacific (CA) Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA L 22–23   16,389
October 31 UNLV Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 45–10   31,595
November 7 Cal State Fullerton Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 21–17   33,522
November 14 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT L 13–17   8,281
November 21 at New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM W 34–10[3]   2,621
*Non-conference game.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.[7][8]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Mike Withycombe Guard 5 119 New York Jets
Keith McCoy Defensive back 11 291 Phoenix Cardinals
Jethro Franklin Defensive end 11 298 Houston Oilers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "College Football". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 14, 1987. p. III-18. Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 11, 1987. p. III-21. Retrieved April 11, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Southland Summaries". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 22, 1987. p. III-25. Retrieved April 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Fresno State 1987 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  7. ^ "1988 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.