1987 Western Michigan Broncos football team

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1987 Western Michigan Broncos football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1987 record 5–6 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Al Molde (1st season)
MVP Eric Hoffman
Home stadium Waldo 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 Western Michigan Broncos football team represented Western Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Al Molde, the Broncos compiled a 5–6 record (4–4 against MAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the MAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 240 to 218.[1][2][3] The team played its home games at Waldo Stadium in Kalamazoo, Michigan.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Kruse with 1,592 passing yards, Robert Davis with 477 rushing yards, and Jamie Hence with 858 receiving yards.[5]

On December 17, 1986, Molde was named as Western's new head football coach, he had been head football coach at Eastern Illinois from 1983 to 1986 and led that team to an 11–2 record in 1986.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
Sept. 5 Akron W 24–19
Sept. 12 at Illinois State L 6–20
Sept. 19 Northern Illinois
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 14–34
Sept. 26 at Bowling Green W 34–27
Oct. 3 Toledo
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 21–14
Oct. 10 Miami (OH)
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 0–17
Oct. 17 at Kent State L 13–17
Oct. 24 Eastern Michigan
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
L 17–23
Oct. 31 at Central Michigan (rivalry) L 27–30
Nov. 7 Ball State
  • Waldo Stadium
  • Kalamazoo, MI
W 31–16
Nov. 21 at Ohio W 31–13

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Records: Annual Results". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Football Records: Year-By-Year Results - 1980 - 89". Western Michigan University. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1987 Western Michigan Broncos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Waldo Stadium". Western Michigan University. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  5. ^ "1987 Western Michigan Broncos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "WMU coach eyes players from Detroit". Detroit Free Press. December 18, 1986. p. 1D.