1987 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1987 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1987 record 5–5–1 (3–4–1 MAC)
Head coach Herb Deromedi (10th season)
MVP Eric Reed
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Mid-American football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Michigan $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
Kent State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Miami 5 3 0     5 6 0
Bowling Green 5 3 0     5 6 0
Western Michigan 4 4 0     5 6 0
Central Michigan 3 4 1     5 5 1
Toledo 3 4 1     3 7 1
Ball State 3 5 0     4 7 0
Ohio 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 10th season under head coach Herb Deromedi, the Chippewas compiled a 5–5–1 record (3–4–1 against MAC opponents), finished in sixth place in the MAC standings, and outscored their opponents, 222 to 203,[1][2] the team played its home games in Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 101,481 in five home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Marcelle Carruthers with 1,323 passing yards, tailback John Hood with 1,121 rushing yards, and wide receiver Eric Reed with 652 receiving yards.[5] Reed received the team's most valuable player award.[6] Five Central Michigan players (offensive tackle Joe Churches, tailback John Hood, outside linebacker Phil Zielinski, inside linebacker Chris Wise, and defensive back Howard Young) received first-team All-MAC honors.[7]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 5 Miami (OH) L 6–15
September 12 at Idaho* W 30–18
September 26 at Minnesota* L 10–30
October 3 at Kent State L 21–24
October 10 Eastern Michigan (rivalry)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 16–6
October 17 Tulsa*
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 41–18
October 24 at Ball State L 3–13
October 31 Western Michigan (rivalry)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 30–27
November 7 at Ohio W 31–17
November 14 Toledo
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
T 17–17
November 21 at Bowling Green L 17–18
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 113. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1987 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  7. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 92.