1987 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1987 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1987 record 6–5 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach John Gutekunst (2nd season)
Captain Rickey Foggie
Home stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
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 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second year under head coach John Gutekunst, the Golden Gophers compiled a 6–5 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 262 to 257.[1]

Offensive guard Troy Wilkow was named All-Big Ten first team.[2] Offensive lineman Paul Anderson, quarterback Rickey Foggie, tailback Darrell Thompson, kicker Chip Lohmiller and linebacker Jon Leverenz were named All-Big Ten second team.[2] Punter Brent Herbel and offensive lineman Dan Liimatta were named Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Foggie was awarded the Bronko Nagurski Award.[4] Darrell Thompson was awarded the Bruce Smith Award.[4] Jon Leverenz was awarded the Carl Eller Award.[4] Chip Lohmiller was awarded the Bobby Bell Award.[4] Linebacker Brian Bonner was awarded the Butch Nash Award.[4] Offensive tackle Dan Rechtin was awarded the Paul Giel Award.[4]

Total attendance for the season was 371,809, which averaged out to 55,116 per game. The season high for attendance was against rival Wisconsin.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 7:00 PM Northern Iowa* MetrodomeMinneapolis KITN W 24–7   50,120
September 19 6:15 PM California* Metrodome • Minneapolis KITN W 32–23   47,322
September 26 7:00 PM Central Michigan* Metrodome • Minneapolis W 30–10   46,868
October 3 1:00 PM Purdue Metrodome • Minneapolis W 21–19   49,376
October 10 11:30 AM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois RCM W 45–33   22,104
October 16 7:30 PM No. 20 Indianadagger Metrodome • Minneapolis L 17–18   60,340
October 24 2:30 PM at No. 16 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio RCM L 9–42   89,801
October 31 1:00 PM at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois L 17–27   60,143
November 7 2:30 PM Michigan Metrodome • Minneapolis (Little Brown Jug) ABC L 20–30   55,481
November 14 7:00 PM Wisconsin Metrodome • Minneapolis (Paul Bunyan's Axe) W 22–19   64,412
November 21 1:05 PM at No. 18 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) L 20–34   67,700
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 180. 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 182. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Keiser, Jeff (2007). "2007 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 181. 
  5. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160