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1987 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Tim Brown (Notre Dame)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Dick MacPherson (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Oklahoma ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

18 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1988-01-02 Hall of Fame Bowl Michigan 28 Alabama 24 Hall of Fame Bowl (Tampa, FL)
1988-01-02 Peach Bowl Tennessee 27 Indiana 22 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
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 Rose Bowl Michigan State 20 Southern California 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
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)
1987-12-30 Freedom Bowl Arizona State 33 Air Force 28 Freedom Bowl (Anaheim, CA)
1987-12-30 Holiday Bowl Iowa 20 Wyoming 19 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1987-12-29 Liberty Bowl Georgia 20 Arkansas 17 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1987-12-25 Aloha Bowl UCLA 20 Florida 16 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1987-12-25 Sun Bowl Oklahoma State 35 West Virginia 33 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1987-12-22 All-American Bowl Virginia 22 Brigham Young 16 All-American Bowl (Birmingham, AL)
1987-12-19 Independence Bowl Washington 24 Tulane 12 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)
1987-12-12 California Bowl Eastern Michigan 30 San Jose State 27 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)