1987 Utah Utes football team

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1987 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1987 record 5–7 (2–6 WAC)
Head coach Jim Fassel (3rd season)
Home stadium Rice Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wyoming $ 8 0 0     10 3 0
BYU 7 1 0     9 4 0
Air Force 6 2 0     9 4 0
UTEP 5 3 0     7 4 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     5 7 0
Hawaii 3 5 0     5 7 0
Utah 2 6 0     5 7 0
Colorado State 1 7 0     1 11 0
New Mexico 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Fassel, the Utes compiled a 6–5 record (4–5 against WAC opponents), finished in seventh place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 362 to 321.[1] The team played its home games in Rice Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The team's statistical leaders included Chris Mendonca with 2,389 passing yards, Martel Black with 520 rushing yards, and Carl Harry with 826 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 7:00 PM New Mexico Rice StadiumSalt Lake City (The Bowl) W 24–20   29,112[3]
September 12 8:00 PM at San Diego State Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego L 34–52   28,645[3]
September 19 12:05 PM at Wisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 31–28   56,224[3]
September 26 7:00 PM Idaho State* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 51–16   32,283[3]
October 3 12:00 PM at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado L 27–48   35,108[3]
October 10 12:05 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado W 24–23   10,450[3]
October 17 11:30 PM at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI L 14–25   41,133[3]
October 24 12:00 PM Utah State* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City (Battle of the Brothers) L 36–41   27,394[3]
October 31 1:30 PM at Boise State* Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho W 31–27   15,241[3]
November 7 12:00 PM UTEPdagger Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City L 24–30   21,150[3]
November 14 12:00 PM Wyoming Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City L   7–31   23,510[3]
November 21 12:00 PM at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah (Holy War) L 18–21   65,686[3]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Source:[4][5]

After the season[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

No Utah players were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Utah Utes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1987 Utah Utes Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "1988 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  5. ^ "1987 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-07-17. 
  6. ^ "1988 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08.