1987 North Carolina Tar Heels football team
|1987 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1987 record||5–6 (3–4 ACC)|
|Head coach||Dick Crum (10th season)|
Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|1987 ACC football standings|
|No. 12 Clemson $||6||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1987 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by tenth-year head coach Dick Crum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in sixth. Coach Dick Crum resigned at the end of the season, leaving as the school's all-time winningest coach.
|September 5||Illinois*||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina||W 34–14|
|September 12||at No. 1 Oklahoma*||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma||L 0–28|
|September 19||at Georgia Tech||Grant Field • Atlanta||W 30–23|
|September 26||at Navy*||Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, Maryland||W 45–14|
|October 3||No. 6 Auburn*||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina||L 10–20|
|October 10||Wake Forest||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Rivalry)||L 14–22|
|October 17||at NC State||Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, North Carolina (Rivalry)||W 17–14|
|October 31||at Maryland||Byrd Stadium • College Park, Maryland||W 27–14|
|November 7||No. 10 Clemson||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina||L 10–13|
|November 14||at Virginia||Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, Virginia (South's Oldest Rivalry)||L 17–20|
|November 21||Duke||Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Victory Bell)||L 10–25|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "North Carolina Football Coach Crum Resigns After 5-6 Season". Los Angeles Times. December 1, 1987. p. SD_B5.
- "1987 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2017.