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
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 19
1987 record 8–4 (5–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (19th season)
Offensive coordinator Gary Moeller (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Lloyd Carr (1st season)
MVP Jamie Morris
Captain Doug Mallory
Captain Jamie Morris
Home stadium Michigan 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]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 3:30 p.m. No. 16/16 Notre Dame* No. 9/8 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (rivalry) ABC L 7–26   106,098
September 19 1:00 p.m. Washington State* No. 19/NR Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 44–18   103,521
September 26 1:00 p.m. Long Beach State* No. 14/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 49–0   101,714
October 3 1:00 p.m. Wisconsin No. 12/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 49–0   104,410
October 10 3:30 p.m. at Michigan State No. 12/12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC L 11–17   77,424
October 17 12:00 p.m. Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 37–10   105,406
October 24 2:30 p.m. at No. 15/12 Indiana No. 20/17 Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 10–14   51,240
October 31 1:00 p.m. Northwesterndagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 29–6   104,101
November 7 3:30 p.m. at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) ABC W 30–20   55,481
November 14 12:30 p.m. at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC W 17–14   64,496
November 21 12:00 p.m. Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry) ABC L 20–23   106,031
January 2, 1988 1:00 p.m. vs. Alabama* Tampa StadiumTampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl) NBC W 28–24   60,156
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Washington State[edit]

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

[1]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 234Total
Wisconsin 0 000 0
Michigan 21 2170 49

[2]

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. ^ University of Michigan Football Record Book Pt. 1

External links[edit]