1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season
|1987 NCAA Division I-AA season|
|Duration||August – November 1987|
|Duration||November 28 – December 19, 1987|
|Championship site||Mini Dome, Pocatello, ID|
|Champion||Northeast Louisiana Indians|
|Payton Award||Kenny Gamble – RB (Colgate)|
|Division I-AA football season|
The 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1987, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 19, 1987, at the Mini Dome in Pocatello, Idaho. The Northeast Louisiana Indians (now known as the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks) won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 43-42.
Conference changes and new programs
- The Gulf Star Conference folded after the 1986 season when four of its founding members, Northwestern State, Sam Houston State, Southwest Texas State, and Stephen F. Austin, joined the Southland Conference. The Gulf Star's remaining football member, Nicholls State, opted to become an Independent. Three former Southland Conference members, Arkansas State, Lamar, and Louisiana Tech, moved to D-IAA Independent status following their joining the newly formed, non-football, American South Conference as charter members.
|Template:1987 Colonial League football standings||
|Template:1987 Gateway football standings||Template:1987 MEAC football standings||Template:1987 Ohio Valley football standings|
|Template:1987 SWAC football standings|
|Template:1987 Division I-AA independent football standings|
Big Sky Conference – Idaho
NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket
|National Championship Game
Mini Dome – Pocatello, ID
* Next to team name denotes host institution
* Next to score denotes host overtime periods
- "1987 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013.