1986 Pacific Tigers football team

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1986 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1986 record 4–7 (2–5 PCAA)
Head coach Bob Cope (4th season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
San Jose State $ 7 0 0     10 2 0
Fresno State 6 1 0     9 2 0
Long Beach State 4 3 0     6 5 0
UNLV 3 4 0     6 5 0
Utah State 3 4 0     3 8 0
Pacific (CA) 2 5 0     4 7 0
Cal State Fullerton 2 5 0     3 9 0
New Mexico State 1 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Bob Cope, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. They finished the season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7, 2–5 PCAA), the Tigers were outscored by their opponents 174–252 over the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 6 Sacramento State[note 3]* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 31–7   21,000[1]
September 13 at Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming L 23–20  
September 20 New Mexico State* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 41–14  
September 27 at Minnesota* Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, Minnesota W 24-20   50,270[2]
October 4 UC Davis* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 45–41   15,000[3]
October 11 UNLV Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–15   11,500[4][5]
October 18 at Fresno State[note 4] Bulldog StadiumFresno, California L 10–9   34,551[6]
October 25 San Jose Statedagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 44–15   22,355[7]
November 8 Utah State* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 14–10   7,000[8][9]
November 15 Cal State Fullerton* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 39–38   2,200[10]
November 29 Long Beach State[note 5] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California L 38–31   4,200[11]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following UOP players were selected in the 1987 NFL Draft.[14][15][16]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Tim Richardson Running back 6 160 New York Giants

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.
  4. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  5. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hornet Sports.com: Football (Pacific)" (PDF). Retrieved April 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "2015 Media Guide Minnesota Brick by Brick" (PDF). Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Far West". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 5, 1986. p. III-19. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "2016 UNLV Rebel Football Light the Fuse". p. 145. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 12, 1986. p. III-19. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "PCAA Summaries". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 26, 1986. p. III-20. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Utah State Football Guide 2016" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  9. ^ "PCAA Summaries". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 9, 1986. p. III-20. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  10. ^ Jim McCurdie (November 9, 1986). "Fullerton Ends Frustrating Season on Bright Note, Beats Pacific, 39-38". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-6. Retrieved February 12, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ California State University Long Beach; 1987 Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1987. 
  12. ^ "1986 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 2, 2018. 
  13. ^ "1986 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ "1987 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.