1987 Football Team

Overall Record: 8-4 Conference Record: 5-3
Conference Finish: 4th place
National Ranking: AP - No. 19
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Jamie Morris, Doug Mallory
All-Americans: John Elliott, Mark Messner
All-Conference: Mark Messner, John Elliott, Jamie Morris, John Vitale, Mike Husar
Most Valuable Player: Jamie Morris
Meyer Morton Award: Jamie Morris
John Maulbetsch Award: Tim Williams
Frederick Matthei Award: Derrick Walker
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Dave Mandel
Dick Katcher Award: Mark Messner
Hugh Rader Jr. Award: John Elliott
Robert P. Ufer Award: Jamie Morris
Trainer: Russ Miller
Assistant coaches: Alex Agase, Tirrel Burton, Cam Cameron, Lloyd Carr, Jerry Hanlon, Bill Harris, Jerry Meter, Gary Moeller, Tom Reed, Elliot Uzelac
Manager: Aaron Studwell (senior mngr.) Scott Boyle, Patrick Perkins

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Notre Dame  9/16 09/12 H L 7-26 106,098
Washington State 19/- 09/19 H W 44-18 103,521
Long Beach State 14/- 09/26 H W 49-0 101,714
Wisconsin 12/- 10/03 H W 49-0 104,410
Michigan State 12/- 10/10 A L 11-17 77,424
Iowa   -/- 10/17 H W 37-10 105,406
Indiana 20/15- 10/24 A L 10-14 51,240
Northwestern (HC)   -/- 10/31 H W 29-6 104,101
Minnesota   -/- 11/07 A W 30-20 55,481
Illinois   -/- 11/14 A W 17-14 64,496
Ohio State   -/- 11/21 H L 20-23 106,031
Alabama   -/- 01/02 1 W 28-24 60,156
Totals331-172 1,040,078

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1 - Hall of Fame Bowl, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Greg McMurtry (12)
left tackle Tom Dohring (6)
Mike Husar (6)
left guard Michael Dames (6)
Dave Chester (6)
center John Vitale (12)
right guard Mike Husar (6)
Dean Dingman (3)
Dave Chester (3)
right tackle John Elliott (12)
tight end Jeffrey Brown (12)
flanker John Kolesar (7)
Chris Calloway (5)
quarterback Demetrius Brown (10)
Michael Taylor (2)
tailback Jamie Morris (12)
fullback Jarrod Bunch (9)
Phil Webb (2)
Leroy Hoard
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
defensive tackle Mark Messner (12)
middle guard Billy Harris (10)
T.J. Osman (2)
defensive tackle John Herrmann (12)
outside linebacker Warde Manuel (5)
John Willingham (5)
Steve Thibert (2)
outside linebacker Bobby Abrams (7)
Keith Cooper (4)
Tim Williams
inside linebacker John Milligan (4)
Keith Cooper (3)
Andree McIntyre (3)
Bobby Abrams (2)
inside linebacker J.J. Grant (7)
Cornelius Simpson (4)
John Milligan
cornerback Allen Bishop (8)
Erik Campbell (3)
David Arnold
cornerback David Arnold (8)
Erik Campbell (4)
strong safety Doug Mallory (12)
free safety Anthony Mitchell (7)
Erik Campbell (5)

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Front Row
Anthony Mitchell, Pat Fitzgerald, David Ritter, Allen Bishop, Chris Zurbrugg, Phil Webb, Jamie Morris, Erik Campbell, Doug Mallory, Bob Cernak, Ernie Bock, Don Lessner, Rick Stites, Bob Stites.
Second Row
Andy Borowski, Dave Chester, Dave Folkertsma, Michael Dames, John Vitale, Andre McIntyre, John Elliott, Mark Messner, Steve Thibert, Monte Robbins, Billy Harris, John Willingham, Mike Husar, Carlitos Bostic, "Bo" Schembechler.
Third Row
Rick Hassel, Bobby Abrams, Derrick Walker, Jeff Brown, David Arnold, Dave Dever, Brent White, John Duerr, Dave Mandel, Scott Mandel, Michael Taylor, Demetrius Brown, John Kolesar, Mike Gillette.
Fourth Row
Ernie Holloway, Rick Sutkiewicz, Keith Cooper, J.J. Grant, Keith Mitchell, Dean Dingman, Pat Olszewski, David Weil, Joe Holland, John Herrmann, Frank Petroff, Olatide Ogunfitidim, Sean LaFontaine, Mike DeBoer.
Fifth Row
Vince Washington, Scott Herrala, David Key, Mike Teeter, John Milligan, Greg McMurtry, John Plantz, Joel Boyden, Warde Manuel, Jarrod Bunch, Allen Jefferson, Chris Calloway, Rusty Fichtner, Culam Khan.
Sixth Row
Mark Gutzwiller, Jeff Tubo, Marc Spencer, Marc Ramirez, T.J. Osman, Scott Smykowski, Tom Dohring, Doug Daugherty, Mike Kerr, Curtis Feaster, Vada Murray, Tim Williams, Tracy Williams, Trey Walker.
Seventh Row
Sean Eastman, Byron Lawson, Dave Knight, Todd Plate, Greg Ziegler, Steve Zacharias, Huemartin Robinson, Tony Boles, Chris Horn, Mike Edwards, Stu Duncan, Dave Herrick, Brian Reid, Ken Mouton, Chris D'Esposito.
Eighth Row
Eric Bush, Wilbur Odom, Erick Anderson, Brian Townsend, Ron Zielinski, Dave Diebolt, Greg Skrepenak, Dave Dingman, Alex Marshall, Chris Bohn, Rusty Fishtner, Ken Sollom, Otis Williams, Ra-Mon Watkins.
Ninth Row
Shawn Watson, Carlos Smith, Yale VanDyne, Mike Evans, Dave Ritter, Matt Elliott, Dan Jokisch, Mark Soehnlen, Lance Dottin, Neil Simpson, Kevin Owen, Jim Sinclair, Bill Madden, J.D. Carlson, John Rodney.
Tenth Row
Aaron Studwell, Jon Falk, Mike Gittleson, Mike Walters, Damon Taylor, Leon Morton, Dave Caputo, Brad Moyer, Colin Rudolph, Eric Traupe, David Papp, Fritz Seyferth, Russ Miller, Paul Schmidt, Kevin Kolcheff, Brad Andres.
Back Row
Dennis Morgan, Jeff Long, Jim Herrmann, Bill Harris, Bobby Morrison, Tom Reed, Lloyd Carr, Gary Moeller, Jerry Hanlon, Tirrel Burton, Les Miles, Cam Cameron, Alex Agase, Kevin Kalinich, Randy Fichtner, Dave Garlow, Dennis Blanchard, Charlie Baird.