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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
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1987 record7–5 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachBill Curry (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorRip Scherer (1st season)
CaptainRandy Rockwell
CaptainKerry Goode
Home stadiumLegion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Alabama 4 2 0     7 5 0
Florida 3 3 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     3 8 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.[1]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 51:30 p.m.Southern Miss*W 38–675,808
September 127:00 p.m.at No. 11 Penn State*No. 19CBSW 24–1385,619
September 1911:30 a.m.FloridaNo. 11WTBSL 14–2375,808
September 267:00 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 17W 30–2341,824
October 33:00 p.m.Southwestern Louisiana* No. 17W 38–1072,233
October 103:00 p.m.at Memphis State*No. 15L 10–1340,622
October 176:00 p.m.No. 8 TennesseeESPNW 41–2275,808
October 317:30 p.m.Mississippi StateNo. 16W 21–1873,877
November 76:30 p.m.at No. 5 LSUNo. 13ESPNW 22–1079,379
November 141:30 p.m.at No. 7 Notre Dame*No. 11CBSL 6–3759,075
November 271:30 p.m.vs. No. 7 AuburnNo. 18CBSL 0–1075,808
January 2, 198812:00 p.m.vs. Michigan*NBCL 24–2860,156
Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 1987 Season[2]

RosterEdit

1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 85 Howard Cross Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 55 Derrick Thomas Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 3 Chris Mohr Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season summaryEdit

LSUEdit

1 234Total
• Alabama 6 079 22
LSU 0 1000 10
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Tiger Stadium
  • Game attendance: 79,379
  • Television network: ESPN

[3]

ReferencesEdit

General

  • "1987 Game Recaps". 1988 Alabama Football Media Guide (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: UA Athletics Media Relations Office. 1988. Retrieved February 21, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ Carroll, Andrew (January 25, 1987). "Renovation at Bryant–Denny welcome news". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News. p. 2F. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ RollTide.com. 1987 Archives. Retrieved 2018-Nov-17.