1987 Independence Bowl
The 1987 Independence Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game played on December 19, 1987, in Shreveport, Louisiana. It matched the Tulane Green Wave and the Washington Huskies of the Pacific-10 Conference. This was their first meeting and the first Independence Bowl for either team.
|1987 Independence Bowl|
|Independence Bowl XII|
|Date||December 19, 1987|
|MVP||QB Chris Chandler|
LB David Rill
|Favorite||Washington by 6 points |
|Referee||Mack Gentry (SEC)|
|United States TV coverage|
In Mack Brown's final year as head coach, the Green Wave made their first bowl game in seven years.
In their thirteenth season under head coach Don James, the Huskies tied for third in the Pac-10. This was their tenth bowl game under James and ninth consecutive.
- Washington: Tony Covington 3 run (Brownlee kick)
- Tulane: Mitchell Price 44 punt return (Wiggins kick)
- Tulane: John Koth 21 field goal
- Washington: Bill Ames 5 pass from Chris Chandler (Brownlee kick)
- Washington: Darryl Franklin 5 pass from Chandler (Wiggins kick)
- no scoring
- Washington: Channing Wyles 41 field goal
- Tulane: Safety, quarterback Conklin kneeled in end zone
Brown left after this game for North Carolina; Tulane's next bowl appearance was in 1998 the Liberty Bowl, where they capped off a perfect 12–0 season with a 41–27 win over BYU. In 1989, Washington beat Florida 34–7 in the Freedom Bowl, limiting Emmitt Smith to just 17 yards rushing.
- "The latest line". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. December 19, 1987. p. 26.
- "UW braced for the Green Wave". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. December 19, 1987. p. B1.
- "UW turns shootout into shutdown, 24-12". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 20, 1987. p. 7B.