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1987 Football Results

Gopher Football 1987 Season

  • Head Coach: John Gutekunst (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 3 - 5
  • Conference Record: 6 - 5

1987 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/12/1987 Northern Iowa W 24-7
09/19/1987 California (3-6-2) W 32-23
09/26/1987 Central Michigan (5-5-1) W 30-10
10/03/1987 Purdue (3-7-1) W 21-19
10/10/1987 @ Northwestern (2-8-1) W 45-33
10/16/1987 Homecoming
Indiana (8-4)
L 17-18
10/24/1987 @ Ohio State (6-4-1) L 9-42
10/31/1987 @ Illinois (3-7-1) L 17-27
11/07/1987 Michigan (8-4) L 20-30
11/14/1987 Wisconsin (3-8) W 22-19
11/21/1987 @ Iowa (10-3) L 20-34

1987 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Michigan State 7-0-1 9-2-1
Iowa 6-2-0 10-3-0
Indiana 6-2-0 8-4-0
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

1987 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Elg. Ht. Wt. Hometown
20 Adams, Rick CB So 5-7 175 Groveland, FL
80 Akre, Skeeter DE Fr 6-6 245 Aubrey, TX
52 Anderson, Paul OG Sr 6-2 264 Osseo, WI
81 Bahr, Ed TE So 6-4 230 International Falls, MN
16 Baker, Michael WR Jr 5-11 185 St. Louis, MO
61 Batta, Jeff OC Jr 6-1 203 Bloomington, MN
27 Berry, Warren FS Jr 5-11 195 Willingboro, NJ
8 Bobinski, John QB So 6-2 192 Rothschild, WI
33 Bonner, Brian LB Sr 6-2 225 Minneapolis, MN
64 Brixius, Frank OG Fr 6-3 270 Excelsior, MN
81 Brouwer, Jason DE Fr* 6-4 262 Slayton, MN
9 Brown, Joel SS Jr 5-10 177 Peyton, CO
38 Bruce, Jason WR Jr 6-0 190 Eagan, MN
95 Bryant, Anthony DL Fr 6-3 260 Miami, FL
53 Buendorf, Richard OC Jr 6-4 238 Hopkins, MN
44 Burt, Carlon CB Fr 5-11 188 Canton, OH
29 Carter, Dennis WR Jr 6-0 174 Miami, FL
91 Collins, Charles DT Fr 6-3 276 Chicago, IL
30 Conant, Dale RB So 6-1 233 Apple Valley, MN
21 Couch, Gary WR Sr 5-11 173 Davenport, IA
51 Coughlin, Bob DT Fr 6-2 240 Brooklyn Park, MN
42 Cummings, Patrick RB So 6-1 217 Madison, WI
74 Drabczak, Mark OG Fr 6-5 278 Minneapolis, MN
36 Elias, Nickolas LB Fr 6-2 217 Rochester, MN
41 Evans, Doug DB So 6-1 191 Montgomery, AL
26 Evans, Marcus RB So 5-9 190 Orlando, FL
89 Evans, Pat TE Fr 6-6 255 Swarthmore, PA
4 Foggie, Fred CB Fr 6-0 181 Waterloo, SC
14 Foggie, Rickey QB Sr 6-2 189 Waterloo, SC
21 Freirmuth, Troy WR Fr 5-10 170 Hastings, MN
2 Gaiters, Chris WR So 6-1 184 Zanesville, OH
32 Getchman, Gary FB So 6-0 212 Bloomington, MN
37 Goetz, Ron LB So 6-3 230 Waconia, MN
19 Grant, Kevin WR Fr 6-0 160 Miami, FL
58 Guldin, Scott OC Sr 5-11 221 Irwin, PA
99 Hackbarth, Kraig DL Fr 6-2 260 Fond du Lac, WI
68 Hadd, Gary DT Sr 6-4 270 Burnsville, MN
78 Hart, Pat OC Jr 6-3 256 Andover, MN
62 Hedge, Matthew OG So 6-1 225 Plymouth, MN
5 Herbel, Brent P So 5-10 187 Grafton, ND
17 Holt, Alan QB Jr 6-0 189 Miami, FL
93 Hrycak, Terry LB Jr 6-2 225 Newark, DE
75 Isakson, Gary DT Fr 6-4 277 Apple Valley, MN
45 Jackson, Frank FS Fr 6-1 195 Detroit, MI
50 Johnson, Derek OC Fr 6-1 246 Bloomington, MN
12 Joiner, Keswic QB Fr 5-10 174 Moss Point, MN
83 Juneau, Tim TE Jr 6-5 255 Andover, MN
64 Kelzenberg, Peter OG Fr 6-3 262 Watertown, MN
71 Kielbasa, Brian DT Fr 6-1 259 Streamwood, IL
22 King, James RB Fr 5-9 198 Watertown, MN
59 LaBorde, Dick OC Fr 6-3 225 Plymouth, MN
67 Lennon, James OG So 6-2 271 St. Paul, MN
56 Leverenz, Jon LB So 6-3 230 Ankeny, IA
73 Liimatta, Dan OT So 6-6 280 Aurora, MN
25 Lohmiller, Chip K Sr 6-3 205 Woodbury, MN
46 Marston, Scott DB Fr 5-10 184 Mountain Lake, MN
76 Mayle, Steve OG So 6-5 264 Canton, OH
69 McCabe, Martin OG So 6-4 263 Villanova, PA
3 McCree, Charles CB Jr 5-11 179 Bolingbrook, IL
36 McGee, Albert RB Fr* 5-11 193 Kansas City, KS
4 McGee, Carlos CB So 5-10 167 St. Louis, MO
65 Melander, Jon OT So 6-7 265 Fridley, MN
50 Mertz, Ron OG Fr 6-4 280 Burnsville, MN
28 Miles, Eddie DL So 6-1 234 Miami, FL
91 Mitteness, Todd DT Jr 6-1 232 Anoka, MN
88 Moore, Jerald TE Fr* 6-3 240 Browns Mills, NJ
46 Mueller, Doug DT Sr 6-3 233 St. Louis, MO
6 O'Hara, Les FS Fr 6-2 188 Chicago, IL
84 Otto, Craig TE Jr 6-3 216 Elk River, MN
1 Page, Kenneth CB So 5-7 183 Aurora, IL
24 Penn, Ed RB Jr 6-0 210 Tampa, FL
53 Peterson, Steve OG Jr 6-5 251 Marshalltown, IA
61 Pihlstrom, Mike DT Jr 6-5 258 St. Paul, MN
35 Ratzloff, Jared RB Fr 5-11 201 Windom, MN
65 Rechtin, Dan OT Sr 6-6 270 St. Louis, MO
62 Recksiedler, Steve OT Fr 6-6 270 Roseville, MN
97 Rhodus, Steve DT Sr 6-1 244 Rice Lake, WI
11 Richardson, Roselle FB Jr 6-1 227 Warren, OH
49 Richter, Sam WR Jr 6-0 161 St. Louis Park, MN
15 Schaffner, Scott QB Fr 6-2 186 West Chester, OH
64 Schultz, Shawn OT Jr 6-5 255 Neenah, WI
70 Selvestra, John OT Fr 6-7 288 Rosemount, MN
31 Settembrino, Al RB Fr 5-11 195 Philadelphia, PA
25 Sheldon, Matt FS Fr 5-10 173 Schofield, WI
94 Stephens, Mac LB So 6-3 220 Akron, OH
23 Stewart, Terry RB Jr 6-2 198 Memphis, TN
57 Streiff, Scott LB So 6-2 224 West Concord, MN
18 Strong, Paul FS Jr 6-1 178 Pompano Beach, FL
66 Suess, Bryan LB So 6-2 237 Kasson, MN
79 Sunvold, Mike DT Fr 6-4 265 Brooklyn Center, MN
96 Sutton, Kevin LB Fr 6-1 224 Brooksville, FL
92 Svedarsjy, Alex LB So 6-2 209 Crookston, MN
68 Svien, Peter OT Fr 6-5 262 Lewiston, MN
1 Thaddies, Andre CB Fr 6-0 186 Delray Beach, FL
59 Thissen, Jon OG Fr* 6-5 238 Osseo, MN
60 Thome, Chris OC Fr 6-5 283 West St. Paul, MN
39 Thompson, Darrell RB So 6-1 220 Rochester, MN
86 Tinglehoff, Pat WR Fr 5-11 181 Prior Lake, MN
77 Trip, Trint DT Jr 6-5 280 Mondovi, WI
90 Ukkelberg, Ross DT Jr 6-5 265 Clitherall, MN
22 Welter, Craig CB So 5-11 171 Elkhart Lake, WI
10 Werden, Marty WR Sr 5-7 167 Winona, MN
7 White, Tony CB Fr 5-11 189 Orlando, FL
63 Williams, Brian OC Jr 6-5 304 Pittsburgh, PA
48 Williams, David SS Sr 6-0 205 Waukesha, WI
82 Williams, John TE Jr 6-4 232 Bloomington, MN
97 Williams, Ricky LB Fr 6-1 250 Detroit, MI
57 Wolkow, Troy OG Sr 6-4 272 Lakeville, MN
87 Yurick, Bob LB So 6-5 237 Rocky River, OH

1987 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2 Florida State 11-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Syracuse 11-0-1
5 Louisiana State 10-1-1
6 Nebraska 10-2-0
7 Auburn 9-1-2
8 Michigan State 9-2-1
9 UCLA 10-2-0
10 Texas A&M 10-2-0
11 Oklahoma State 10-2-0
12 Clemson 10-2-0
13 Georgia 9-3-0
14 Tennessee 10-2-1
15 South Carolina 8-4-0
16 Iowa 10-3-0
17 Notre Dame 8-4-0
18 Southern California 8-4-0
19 Michigan 8-4-0
20 Arizona State 7-4-1

1987 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2 Florida State 11-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Syracuse 11-0-1
5 Louisiana State 10-1-1
6 Nebraska 10-2-0
7 Auburn 9-1-2
8 Michigan State 9-2-1
9 Texas A&M 10-2-0
10 Clemson 10-2-0
11 UCLA 10-2-0
12 Oklahoma State 10-2-0
13 Tennessee 10-2-1
14 Georgia 9-3-0
15 South Carolina 8-4-0
16 Iowa 10-3-0
17 Southern California 8-4-0
18 Michigan 8-4-0
19 Texas 7-5-0
20 Indiana 8-4-0

1987 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 12-0-0
2 Florida State 11-1-0
3 Oklahoma 11-1-0
4 Syracuse 11-0-1
5 Nebraska 10-2-0
6 Louisiana State 10-1-1
7 Auburn 9-1-2
8 Michigan State 9-2-1
9 Texas A&M 10-2-0
10 UCLA 10-2-0
11 Clemson 10-2-0
12 Oklahoma State 10-2-0
13 Georgia 9-3-0
14 Tennessee 10-2-1
15 Iowa 10-3-0
16 Notre Dame 8-4-0
17 Southern California 8-4-0
18 South Carolina 8-4-0
19 Michigan 8-4-0
20 Texas 7-5-0
21 Pittsburgh 8-4-0
22 Indiana 8-4-0
23 Penn State 8-4-0
24 Ohio State 6-4-1
25 Alabama 7-5-0

1987 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1988
Michigan State 20, Southern California 17
Peach Bowl - 01/02/1988
Tennessee 27, Indiana 22
Sea World Holiday Bowl - 12/30/1987
Iowa 20, Wyoming 19
Hall of Fame Bowl - 01/02/1988
Michigan 28, Alabama 24

1987 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1988
Miami (FL) 20, Oklahoma 14
USF&G Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1988
Auburn 16, Syracuse 16
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1988
Texas A&M 35, Notre Dame 10
John Hancock Sun Bowl - 12/25/1987
Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33
Mazda Gator Bowl - 12/31/1987
Louisiana State 30, South Carolina 13
Florida Citrus Bowl - 01/01/1988
Clemson 35, Penn State 10
Liberty Bowl - 12/29/1987
Georgia 20, Arkansas 17
Sunkist Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/1988
Florida State 31, Nebraska 28
Independence Bowl - 12/19/1987
Washington 24, Tulane 12
Eagle Aloha Bowl - 12/25/1987
UCLA 20, Florida 16
All-American Bowl - 12/22/1987
Virginia 22, Brigham Young 16
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1987
Texas 32, Pittsburgh 27
California Bowl - 12/12/1987
Eastern Michigan 30, San Jose State 27
Freedom Bowl - 12/30/1987
Arizona State 33, Air Force 28