1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
The 1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 95th overall and 54th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bill Curry, in his first year, and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 4–3 in the SEC) and with a loss in the Hall of Fame Bowl to Michigan.
|1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|1987 record||7–5 (4–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bill Curry (1st season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Rip Scherer (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Legion Field|
|1987 SEC football standings|
|No. 7 Auburn $||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||1||–||2|
|No. 5 LSU||5||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||1|
|No. 14 Tennessee||4||–||1||–||1||10||–||2||–||1|
|No. 13 Georgia||4||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
Due to a major renovation project that resulted in the completion of the western upper deck, Alabama played all of their home games at Legion Field instead of splitting them with Bryant–Denny Stadium for the 1987 season.
|September 5||1:30 p.m.||Southern Miss*||W 38–6||75,808|
|September 12||7:00 p.m.||at No. 11 Penn State*||No. 19||CBS||W 24–13||85,619|
|September 19||11:30 a.m.||Florida||No. 11||WTBS||L 14–23||75,808|
|September 26||7:00 p.m.||at Vanderbilt||No. 17||W 30–23||41,824|
|October 3||3:00 p.m.||Southwestern Louisiana*||No. 17||W 38–10||72,233|
|October 10||3:00 p.m.||at Memphis State*||No. 15||L 10–13||40,622|
|October 17||6:00 p.m.||No. 8 Tennessee||ESPN||W 41–22||75,808|
|October 31||7:30 p.m.||Mississippi State||No. 16||W 21–18||73,877|
|November 7||6:30 p.m.||at No. 5 LSU||No. 13||ESPN||W 22–10||79,379|
|November 14||1:30 p.m.||at No. 7 Notre Dame*||No. 11||CBS||L 6–37||59,075|
|November 27||1:30 p.m.||vs. No. 7 Auburn||No. 18||CBS||L 0–10||75,808|
|January 2, 1988||12:00 p.m.||vs. Michigan*||NBC||L 24–28||60,156|
- Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 1987 Season
|1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster|
- "1987 Game Recaps". 1988 Alabama Football Media Guide (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: UA Athletics Media Relations Office. 1988. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- Carroll, Andrew (January 25, 1987). "Renovation at Bryant–Denny welcome news". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News. p. 2F. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- "All-time Football Results: 1987 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on December 2, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
- RollTide.com. 1987 Archives. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.