1987 Texas Longhorns football team

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1987 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorn logo.svg
Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
1987 record 7–5 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach David McWilliams
Offensive coordinator John Mize
Defensive coordinator Paul Jette
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Texas A&M $ 6 1 0     10 2 0
Arkansas 5 2 0     9 4 0
Texas 5 2 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 3 1     6 4 1
Baylor 3 4 0     6 5 0
TCU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Houston 2 4 1     4 6 1
Rice 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 6-5 record and defeated Pittsburgh in the 1987 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:30 PM at No. 5 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 3-31   80,000
September 12 7:00 PM BYU* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX HSE L 17-22   65,102
September 26 7:00 PM Oregon State* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 61-16   53,389
October 3 7:00 PM Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 45-26   54,740
October 10 1:30 PM vs. No. 1 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) CBS L 9-44   75,587
October 17 3:00 PM at No. 15 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) ESPN W 16-14   54,902
October 31 1:00 PM Texas Tech Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) HSE W 41-27   74,984
November 7 7:00 PM at Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX HSE L 40-60   36,274
November 14 12:00 PM TCU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX Raycom W 24-21   63,642
November 21 1:00 PM Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 34-16   61,331
November 26 7:00 PM at No. 15 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ESPN L 13-20   78,573
December 31 7:00 PM vs. Pittsburgh* AstrodomeHouston, TX (Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 32-27   33,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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1987 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Paul Jetton Guard 6 141 Cincinnati Bengals
John Hagy Defensive Back 8 204 Buffalo Bills

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Awards and honors[edit]

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