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1987 Independent Year Summary

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Record*: 142-127-4, .527 W-L% (5th of 10) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 143-126-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 1.02 (7th of 10) ▪ SOS: 0.20 (7th of 10)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, South Carolina and Syracuse)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Miami (FL) 12 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 34.3 10.4 22.73 4.98
Syracuse 11 0 1 .958 0 0 0 31.6 14.1 16.47 0.88
Florida State 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 40.1 13.6 23.50 5.00
Notre Dame 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 28.3 18.2 15.25 7.75
Penn State 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 23.8 20.3 7.26 4.09
Pittsburgh 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 19.2 12.2 8.11 2.19
South Carolina 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 28.4 11.8 16.38 5.05
Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 17.4 22.9 -6.50 -3.14
Rutgers 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 15.3 19.4 -0.25 2.57
Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 24.5 26.9 -1.59 -0.13
Memphis 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 20.0 19.1 -1.67 -1.30
Northern Illinois 5 5 1 .500 0 0 0 27.7 23.8 -9.89 -11.80
Tulane 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 30.8 31.3 2.44 0.94
West Virginia 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 27.5 17.7 7.73 1.98
Army 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 25.2 20.3 -5.89 -7.98
Boston College 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 22.2 25.5 4.15 6.24
East Carolina 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 20.8 30.0 -1.44 2.75
Akron 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 18.5 24.8 -17.13 -11.03
Cincinnati 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 21.3 28.5 -7.96 -2.69
Louisville 3 7 1 .318 0 0 0 19.5 31.6 -10.60 -3.24
Temple 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 14.0 22.8 -8.92 -1.65 W-L-T adjusted to 4-7 by NCAA.
Tulsa 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 15.9 33.7 -11.48 -0.94
Navy 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 14.5 28.8 -13.99 -1.81
Virginia Tech 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 18.5 27.3 -2.12 6.16

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Miami (FL) 10 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 1
Florida State 8 8 7 6 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2
Syracuse           17 13 9 8 8 6 6 4 4 4 4
South Carolina                 19 13 14 12 8 8 9 15
Notre Dame 18 16 9 8 5 4 11 10 9 9 7 7 10 12 12 17
Penn State 11 11 20 15 14 14 10 18 18 16 15     20 20  
Pittsburgh   18 16                 19 20 19 19  

9 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1988-01-01 Citrus Bowl Clemson 35 Penn State 10 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1988-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas A&M 35 Notre Dame 10 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1988-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Florida State 31 Nebraska 28 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1988-01-01 Orange Bowl Miami (FL) 20 Oklahoma 14 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1988-01-01 Sugar Bowl Syracuse 16 Auburn 16 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1987-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Texas 32 Pittsburgh 27 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1987-12-31 Gator Bowl Louisiana State 30 South Carolina 13 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1987-12-25 Sun Bowl Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1987-12-19 Independence Bowl Washington 24 Tulane 12 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Terrence Jones (Tulane) 60.2
2. Steve Walsh (Miami (FL)) 59.1
3. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 59.0
4. Mike Power (Boston College) 57.1
5. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 56.3
6. Todd Ellis* (South Carolina) 55.8
7. Scott Erney (Rutgers) 54.2
8. Jay Gruden (Louisville) 52.6
9. Danny McManus (Florida State) 52.3
10. Erik Chapman (Virginia Tech) 51.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Don McPherson (Syracuse) 164.3
2. Terrence Jones (Tulane) 139.9
3. Steve Walsh (Miami (FL)) 138.8
4. Mike Power (Boston College) 138.2
5. Danny McCoin (Cincinnati) 132.1
6. Danny McManus (Florida State) 125.4
7. Todd Ellis* (South Carolina) 114.7
8. Scott Erney (Rutgers) 110.3
9. Travis Hunter (East Carolina) 109.0
10. Jay Gruden (Louisville) 108.7

Total Yards Per Play

1. Todd Ellis* (South Carolina) 5.7

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. James Henry (Southern Mississippi) 4
2. Tim Brown (Notre Dame) 3