1987 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team

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1987 Eastern Michigan Hurons football
Mid-American Conference champion
California Bowl champion
Conference Mid-American Conference
1987 record 10–2 (7–1 MAC)
Head coach Jim Harkema (5th season)
Home stadium Rynearson 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 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Eastern Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), was coached by Jim Harkema, and played their homes game at Rynearson Stadium, they finished the season 10–2 overall and 7–1 in MAC play, won Eastern's only MAC championship, went to the 1987 California Bowl and upset 17½ point favorite San Jose State University for the only bowl game win in EMU history.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5, 1987 Youngstown State* Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 35–20   17,252
September 12, 1987 at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH W 33–17   17,788
September 19, 1987 at Akron* Rubber BowlAkron, OH L 16–17   10,032
September 26, 1987 at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH W 23–21   17,400
October 3, 1987 Northern Illinois Rynearson Stadium • Ypisilanti, MI W 32–31   13,306
October 10, 1987 at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI L 6–16   25,906
October 17, 1987 Ball State Rynearson Stadium • Ypisilanti, MI W 35–28   17,201
October 24, 1987 at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI W 23–17   15,300
October 31, 1987 Ohio Rynearson Stadium • Ypisilanti, MI W 34–16   11,763
November 5, 1987 at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN W 38–9   17,041
November 14, 1987 Bowling Green Rynearson Stadium • Ypisilanti, MI W 38–18   20,205
December 12, 1987 vs. San Jose State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA (California Bowl) W 30–27   24,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at school
Jim Harkema Head coach 5th

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