1987 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1987 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Hall of Fame Bowl champion
Hall of Fame Bowl, W 28–24 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 19
1987 record8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (19th season)
Offensive coordinatorGary Moeller (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorLloyd Carr (1st season)
MVPJamie Morris
CaptainDoug Mallory
CaptainJamie Morris
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 101,701)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan State $ 7 0 1     9 2 1
No. 16 Iowa 6 2 0     10 3 0
Indiana 6 2 0     8 4 0
No. 19 Michigan 5 3 0     8 4 0
Ohio State 4 4 0     6 4 1
Minnesota 3 5 0     6 5 0
Purdue 3 5 0     3 7 1
Illinois 2 5 1     3 7 1
Northwestern 2 6 0     2 8 1
Wisconsin 1 7 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1987 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 123:30 p.m.No. 16/16 Notre Dame*No. 9/8ABCL 7–26106,098
September 191:00 p.m.Washington State*No. 19/NR
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 44–18103,521
September 261:00 p.m.Long Beach State*No. 14/16
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 49–0101,714
October 31:00 p.m.WisconsinNo. 12/14
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 49–0104,410
October 103:30 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 12/12ABCL 11–1777,424
October 1712:00 p.m.Iowa
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 37–10105,406
October 242:30 p.m.at No. 15/12 IndianaNo. 20/17L 10–1451,240
October 311:00 p.m.Northwesterndagger
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 29–6104,101
November 73:30 p.m.at MinnesotaABCW 30–2055,481
November 1412:30 p.m.at IllinoisABCW 17–1464,496
November 2112:00 p.m.Ohio State
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry)
ABCL 20–23106,031
January 2, 19881:00 p.m.vs. Alabama*NBCW 28–2460,156

Game summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

Washington State[edit]

1 234Total
Washington St 7 308 18
• Michigan 7 6247 44

[1]

Long Beach State[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 000 0
Michigan 21 2170 49

[2]

Michigan State[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Northwestern Wildcats at Michigan Wolverines
1 2 34Total
Northwestern 0 0 066
Michigan 0 12 31429

at Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan

  • Date: October 31
  • Game attendance: 104,101
  • TV: ABC
  • [3]

Minnesota[edit]

Little Brown Jug: Michigan Wolverines at Minnesota Golden Gophers
1 2 34Total
Michigan 7 0 16730
Minnesota 10 7 0320

at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome

  • Date: November 7
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)
  • Game attendance: 55,481
  • [4]

Illinois[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

Hall of Fame Bowl[edit]

Players[edit]

Roster[edit]

1987 Michigan Wolverines football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 29 Geoffrey Bissell Sr
RB 46 Tony Boles So
C Andrew Borowski Fr
QB 6 Demetrius Brown Jr
TE 80 Jeffrey Brown Jr
RB 32 Jarrod Bunch So
WR 2 Chris Calloway So
TE 82 Bob Cernak Sr
G 64 Dave Chester Sr
G 76 Michael Dames Sr
T 63 Doug Daugherty So
G 57 Dave Dever Sr
G 78 Dean Dingman Fr
T 73 Tom Dohring So
T 72 Jumbo Elliott Sr
T 70 Mark Erhardt Sr
WR 45 J. Patrick Fitzgerald Sr
RB 33 Leroy Hoard So
T 74 Mike Husar Sr
RB 28 Allen Jefferson So
WR 40 John Kolesar Jr
TE 97 Dave Mandel Sr
TE 88 Scott Mandel Sr
WR 1 Greg McMurtry So
TE 90 Keith Mitchell Jr
RB 23 Jamie Morris Sr
C/G 62 Marc Ramirez Sr
T 75 Greg Skrepenak Fr
QB 9 Michael Taylor Jr
C 67 John Vitale Sr
TE 89 Derrick Walker Jr
RB 46 Phil Webb Sr
G 50 David Weil Jr
WR 3 Tripp Welborne Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 24 Bobby Abrams Jr
DB 15 David Arnold Jr
DB 10 Allen Bishop Sr
DB 12 Ernest F. Bock Sr
LB 99 Carlitos Bostic Sr
DB 5 Erik Campbell Sr
LB 92 Keith Cooper Jr
LB 51 John Duerr Sr
DT 93 Dave Folkertsma Sr
LB 95 J. J. Grant Jr
DB 9 Mark Gutzwiller Jr
MG 56 Billy Harris
DB 25 Rick Hassel Jr
DB 19 Scott Herrala Jr
DT 96 John Herrmann Sr
LB 97 Joseph H. Holland Jr
DB 26 David Key So
DB 34 Sean Lafountaine So
DB 15 Don Lessner Sr
SS 8 Doug Mallory Sr
DT 79 Warde Manuel Sr
LB 54 Andree McIntyre Sr
DT 60 Mark Messner Sr
LB 30 John Milligan So
DB 20 Anthony Mitchell Jr
DB 27 Vada Murray So
DT 94 T. J. Osman So
LB 65 Cornelius Simpson Fr
LB 44 Bob Stites Sr
LB 53 Rick Stites Sr
MG 91 Mike Teeter Sr
LB 86 Steven Thibert Sr
DT 88 Brent White Jr
LB 85 Timothy Williams So
LB 39 John Willingham Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Mike Gillette Jr
P 43 Monte Robbins Sr
K 9 Rick Stukiewicz Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

[1]

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

  • Bobby Abrams, defensive back, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started 7 games at outside linebacker, 2 games at inside linebacker
  • David Arnold, defensive back, junior, Warren, Ohio - started 9 games at cornerback
  • Allen Bishop, defensive back, senior, Miami, Florida - started 8 games at cornerback
  • Ernest F. Bock, defensive back, senior, Northville, Michigan
  • Carlitos Bostic, outside linebacker, senior, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • Erik Campbell, defensive back, senior, Gary, Indiana - started all 12 games (7 at cornerback, 5 at free safety)
  • Keith Cooper, outside linebacker, junior, Detroit, Michigan - started 4 games at outside linebacker, 3 games at inside linebacker
  • John Duerr, outside linebacker, senior, Dearborn, Michigan
  • Dave Folkertsma, defensive tackle, senior, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • J. J. Grant, inside linebacker, junior, Liverpool, New York - started 7 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Gutzwiller, defensive back, junior, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Billy Harris, middle guard, Xenia, Ohio - started 10 games at middle guard
  • Rick Hassel, defensive back, junior, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Scott Herrala, defensive back, junior, Muskegon, Michigan
  • John Herrmann, defensive tackle, junior, Sussex, Wisconsin - started all 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Joseph H. Holland, outside linebacker, junior, Birmingham, Michigan
  • David Key, defensive back, sophomore, Columbus, Ohio
  • Sean Lafountaine, defensive back, sophomore, Hanover Park, Illinois
  • Don Lessner, defensive back, senior, Trenton, Michigan
  • Doug Mallory, strong safety, senior, DeKalb, Illinois - started all 12 games at strong safety
  • Warde Manuel, defensive tackle, sophomore, New Orleans, Louisiana - started 5 games at outside linebacker
  • Andree McIntyre, inside linebacker, senior, Chicago, Illinois - started 3 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner, defensive tackle, senior, Hartland, Michigan - started all 12 games at defensive tackle
  • John Milligan, linebacker, sophomore, Trenton, Michigan - started 5 games at inside linebacker
  • Anthony Mitchell, defensive back, junior, Titusville, Florida - started 7 games at free safety
  • Vada Murray, defensive back, sophomore, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • T. J. Osman, defensive tackle, sophomore, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - started 2 games at middle guard
  • Cornelius Simpson, linebacker, freshman, Highland Park, Michigan - started 4 games at inside linebacker
  • Bob Stites, inside linebacker, senior, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Rick Stites, inside linebacker, senior, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Mike Teeter, middle guard, sophomore, Fruitport, Michigan
  • Steven Thibert, outside linebacker, senior, Union Lake, Michigan - started 2 games at outside linebacker
  • Brent White, defensive tackle, junior, Dayton, Ohio
  • Timothy Williams, linebacker, sophomore, Milwaukee, Wisconsin - started 1 game at inside linebacker
  • John Willingham, outside linebacker, senior, Dayton, Ohio - started 5 games at outside linebacker

Kickers[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captains: Jamie Morris, Doug Mallory
  • All-Americans: Jumbo Elliott, Mark Messner
  • All-Conference: Mark Messner, John Elliott, Jamie Morris, John Vitale, Mike Husar
  • Most Valuable Player: Jamie Morris
  • Meyer Morton Award: Jamie Morris
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Tim Williams
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Derrick Walker
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dave Mandel
  • Dick Katcher Award: Mark Messner
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: John "Jumbo" Elliott
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Jamie Morris

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Sept 20.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Oct 4.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 01. Retrieved 2019-Apr-10.
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 08. Retrieved 2019-Apr-13.
  5. ^ University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1

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