1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1987 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1987
Playoff
Duration November 28 – December 19, 1987
Championship site Mini Dome, Pocatello, ID
Champion Northeast Louisiana Indians
Payton Award Kenny GambleRB (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.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1987 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State ^   7 0         11 3  
Marshall ^   4 2         10 5  
Furman   4 3         7 4  
Chattanooga   4 3         6 5  
VMI   2 4         4 7  
Western Carolina   2 4         4 7  
East Tennessee State   2 5         5 6  
The Citadel   1 5         4 7  
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1987 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 Richmond §^ 6 1 0     7 5 0
#13 Maine §^ 6 1 0     8 4 0
Connecticut 5 2 0     7 4 0
New Hampshire 4 3 0     7 3 0
Delaware 2 5 0     5 6 0
UMass 2 5 0     3 8 0
Boston University 2 5 0     3 8 0
Rhode Island 1 6 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Holy Cross
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Harvard
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Howard
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown State
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – Northeast Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Richmond

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 28
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 5
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 12
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 19
Mini DomePocatello, ID
               
Richmond 3
Appalachian State* 20
Appalachian State* 19
Georgia Southern 0
Maine 28
Georgia Southern* 31*
Appalachian State* 10
Marshall 24
Weber State 59
Idaho* 30
Weber State 23
Marshall* 51
James Madison 12
Marshall* 41
Marshall 42
Northeast Louisiana 43
North Texas 9
Northeast Louisiana* 30
Northeast Louisiana* 33
Eastern Kentucky 32
Western Kentucky 17
Eastern Kentucky* 40
Northeast Louisiana* 44**
Northern Iowa 41
Youngstown State 28
Northern Iowa* 31
Northern Iowa* 49
Arkansas State 28
Arkansas State 35
Jackson State* 32

* Next to team name denotes host institution

* Next to score denotes host overtime periods

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 NCAA Division I Football Championship" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013.