1986 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team

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1986 Eastern Michigan Hurons football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1986 record 6–5 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Jim Harkema (4th season)
Captain By Game
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Miami $ 6 2 0     8 4 0
Toledo 5 3 0     7 4 0
Bowling Green 5 3 0     5 6 0
Kent State 5 3 0     5 6 0
Ball State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Eastern Michigan 4 4 0     6 5 0
Central Michigan 4 4 0     5 5 0
Western Michigan 3 5 0     3 8 0
Ohio 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jim Harkema, the Hurons compiled a 6–5 record (4–4 against conference opponents), finished in a tie for fifth place in the Mid-American Conference, and were outscored by their opponents, 228 to 222.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Ron Adams with 1,995 passing yards, Gary Patton with 1,058 rushing yards, and Don Vesling with 653 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 6Western MichiganW 21–14
September 13at Youngstown StateW 18–17
September 20Akron
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 24–21
September 27Kent State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
L 16–20
October 4at ToledoL 18–23
October 11at Bowling GreenL 10–24
October 18Ohio
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 33–31
October 25Central Michigan (rivalry)
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 34–16
November 1Ball State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 14–7
November 8at Northern IllinoisL 14–21
November 15at Miami (OH)L 20–34

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Eastern Michigan Eagles Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 166, 170. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1986 Eastern Michigan Eagles Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 28, 2016.