1987 Texas Longhorns football team

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1987 Texas Longhorns football
Texas Longhorns logo.svg
Astro–Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
1987 record 7–5 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach David McWilliams (1st season)
Offensive coordinator John Mize (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Paul Jette (1st season)
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 77,809)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Texas A&M $ 6 1 0     10 2 0
Arkansas 5 2 0     9 4 0
Texas 5 2 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 3 1     6 4 1
Baylor 3 4 0     6 5 0
TCU 3 4 0     5 6 0
Houston 2 4 1     4 6 1
Rice 0 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Longhorns finished the regular season with a 6–5 record and defeated Pittsburgh in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 3:30 PM at No. 5 Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN L 3–31   80,000
September 12 7:00 PM BYU* Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX HSE L 17–22   65,102
September 26 7:00 PM Oregon State* Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 61–16   53,389
October 3 7:00 PM Rice Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 45–26   54,740
October 10 1:30 PM vs. No. 1 Oklahoma* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) CBS L 9–44   75,587
October 17 3:00 PM at No. 15 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) ESPN W 16–14   54,902
October 31 1:00 PM Texas Tech Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (Rivalry) HSE W 41–27   74,984
November 7 7:00 PM at Houston Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX (Rivalry) HSE L 40–60   36,274
November 14 12:00 PM TCU Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX Raycom W 24–21   63,642
November 21 1:00 PM Baylor Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX HSE W 34–16   61,331
November 26 7:00 PM at No. 15 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) ESPN L 13–20   78,573
December 31 7:00 PM vs. Pittsburgh* Houston Astrodome • Houston, TX (Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl) Mizlou W 32–27   33,122
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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Roster[edit]

1987 Texas Longhorns football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 11 Keith Cash Fr
TE 19 Kerry Cash Fr
C 54 Alan Champagne Jr
T 72 Ed Cunningham Jr
G 61 Paul Jetton Sr
WR 4 Tony Jones So
QB 7 Shannon Kelley Jr
RB 2 Eric Metcalf Jr
G 76 Brian Nielsen So
FB 36 Peter Pope Sr
G 65 Omar Saleh Jr
T 78 Charles Seafous Fr
QB 10 Bret Stafford Sr
T 51 Stan Thomas Fr
WR 1 Johnny Walker Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 97 Thomas Aldridge Sr
DT 89 Rocky Allen So
LB 63 Lee Brockman Jr
DE 46 Bobby Duncam Jr
DT 93 Steve Llewellyn Jr
CB 16 Anthony Griffin Sr
LB 60 Britt Hager Jr
DB 17 John Hagy Sr
DB 18 Stanley Richard Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Paul Jetton Guard 6 141 Cincinnati Bengals
John Hagy Defensive Back 8 204 Buffalo Bills

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