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1986 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record*: 129-134-6, .491 W-L% (7th of 10) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 127-136-6 by NCAA.

SRS: -0.27 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.08 (7th of 10)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL) and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, Miami (FL), Penn State and Virginia Tech)

74 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Aug 30, 1986 Sat (3) Miami (FL) 34 @ South Carolina 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 6, 1986 Sat Cincinnati 24 @ Virginia Tech 20
3 Sep 6, 1986 Sat (6) Penn State 45 Temple 15
4 Sep 6, 1986 Sat Rutgers 11 @ Boston College 9
5 Sep 6, 1986 Sat West Virginia 47 Northern Illinois 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 13, 1986 Sat Army 33 Syracuse 28
7 Sep 13, 1986 Sat West Virginia 24 @ East Carolina 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Sep 20, 1986 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 26 @ Memphis 10
9 Sep 20, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State 26 @ Boston College 14 Foxboro, MA
10 Sep 20, 1986 Sat Rutgers 48 Cincinnati 28
11 Sep 20, 1986 Sat Virginia Tech 26 @ Syracuse 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Sep 27, 1986 Sat Louisville 34 Memphis 8
13 Sep 27, 1986 Sat (7) Penn State 42 East Carolina 17
14 Sep 27, 1986 Sat Pittsburgh 48 West Virginia 16
15 Sep 27, 1986 Sat Rutgers 16 @ Syracuse 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Oct 4, 1986 Sat Cincinnati 24 Louisville 17
17 Oct 4, 1986 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 21 @ East Carolina 10
18 Oct 4, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 34 Northern Illinois 0
19 Oct 4, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State 31 Rutgers 6
20 Oct 4, 1986 Sat Temple 19 @ Pittsburgh 13
21 Oct 4, 1986 Sat Virginia Tech 13 West Virginia 7
22 Oct 4, 1986 Sat Wichita State 21 @ Tulane 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
23 Oct 11, 1986 Sat Florida State 54 Tulane 21
24 Oct 11, 1986 Sat Louisiana-Lafayette 17 Tulsa 13
25 Oct 11, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 58 @ West Virginia 14
26 Oct 11, 1986 Sat (5) Penn State 23 Cincinnati 17
27 Oct 11, 1986 Sat Pittsburgh 10 @ Notre Dame 9
28 Oct 11, 1986 Sat South Carolina 27 Virginia Tech 27
29 Oct 11, 1986 Sat Temple 45 East Carolina 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Oct 18, 1986 Sat Boston College 41 Louisville 7
31 Oct 18, 1986 Sat Florida State 59 Wichita State 3
32 Oct 18, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 45 @ Cincinnati 13
33 Oct 18, 1986 Sat (6) Penn State 42 Syracuse 3
34 Oct 18, 1986 Sat Southern Mississippi 14 Memphis 9
35 Oct 18, 1986 Sat Temple 29 @ Virginia Tech 13 Norfolk, VA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
36 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Boston College 19 @ West Virginia 10
37 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Cincinnati 24 @ Wichita State 19
38 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Florida State 54 @ Louisville 18
39 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Pittsburgh 56 Navy 14
40 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Rutgers 35 Army 7 East Rutherford, NJ
41 Oct 25, 1986 Sat South Carolina 38 East Carolina 3
42 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Syracuse 27 @ Temple 24 Philadelphia, PA
43 Oct 25, 1986 Sat Tulane 35 Southern Mississippi 20
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
44 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Boston College 27 @ Army 20
45 Nov 1, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 41 (20) Florida State 23
46 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Notre Dame 33 @ Navy 14 Baltimore, MD
47 Nov 1, 1986 Sat (2) Penn State 19 @ West Virginia 0
48 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Rutgers 41 @ Louisville 0
49 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Southern Mississippi 23 @ East Carolina 21
50 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Syracuse 24 Pittsburgh 20
51 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Tulane 42 Louisiana-Lafayette 39
52 Nov 1, 1986 Sat Tulsa 38 Wichita State 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
53 Nov 8, 1986 Sat Boston College 38 @ Temple 29
54 Nov 8, 1986 Sat Florida State 45 @ South Carolina 28
55 Nov 8, 1986 Sat Louisville 23 @ Tulane 12
56 Nov 8, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 37 @ Pittsburgh 10
57 Nov 8, 1986 Sat Southern Mississippi 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 0
58 Nov 8, 1986 Sat Syracuse 31 Navy 22
59 Nov 8, 1986 Sat West Virginia 24 @ Rutgers 17 East Rutherford, NJ
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
60 Nov 15, 1986 Sat Boston College 27 Syracuse 9
61 Nov 15, 1986 Sat East Carolina 32 Cincinnati 19
62 Nov 15, 1986 Sat Florida State 49 Southern Mississippi 13
63 Nov 15, 1986 Sat (1) Miami (FL) 23 Tulsa 10
64 Nov 15, 1986 Sat (3) Penn State 24 @ Notre Dame 19
65 Nov 15, 1986 Sat Pittsburgh 20 Rutgers 6
66 Nov 15, 1986 Sat Tulane 15 Memphis 6
67 Nov 15, 1986 Sat West Virginia 42 @ Louisville 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
68 Nov 22, 1986 Sat (2) Penn State 34 Pittsburgh 14
69 Nov 22, 1986 Sat Southern Mississippi 31 Louisville 16
70 Nov 22, 1986 Sat Syracuse 34 @ West Virginia 23
71 Nov 22, 1986 Sat Temple 29 @ Rutgers 22
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
72 Nov 27, 1986 Thu (1) Miami (FL) 36 East Carolina 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
73 Dec 6, 1986 Sat Army 27 Navy 7 Philadelphia, PA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
74 Jan 2, 1987 Fri (2) Penn State 14 (1) Miami (FL) 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)