1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team
|1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football|
|1987 record||7–5 (4–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bill Curry (1st year)|
|1987 SEC football standings|
|#7 Auburn $||5||–||0||–||1||9||–||1||–||2|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1987 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 95th overall and 54th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bill Curry, in his first year, and played their home games at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and five losses (7–5 overall, 4–3 in the SEC) and with a loss in the Hall of Fame Bowl to Michigan.
Due to a major renovation project that resulted in the completion of the western upper deck, Alabama played all of their home games at Legion Field instead of splitting them with Bryant–Denny Stadium for the 1987 season.
|September 5||1:30 p.m.||Southern Miss*||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||W 38–6||75,808|
|September 12||7:00 p.m.||at No. 11 Penn State*||No. 19||Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry)||CBS||W 24–13||85,619|
|September 19||11:30 a.m.||Florida||No. 11||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||WTBS||L 14–23||75,808|
|September 26||7:00 p.m.||at Vanderbilt||No. 17||Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN||W 30–23||41,824|
|October 3||3:00 p.m.||Southwestern Louisiana*||No. 17||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||W 38–10||72,233|
|October 10||3:00 p.m.||at Memphis State*||No. 15||Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN||L 10–13||40,622|
|October 17||6:00 p.m.||No. 8 Tennessee||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October)||ESPN||W 41–22||75,808|
|October 31||7:30 p.m.||Mississippi State||No. 16||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry)||W 21–18||73,877|
|November 7||6:30 p.m.||at No. 5 LSU||No. 13||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Rivalry)||ESPN||W 22–10||79,379|
|November 14||1:30 p.m.||at No. 7 Notre Dame*||No. 11||Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN||CBS||L 6–37||59,075|
|November 27||1:30 p.m.||vs. No. 7 Auburn||No. 18||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl)||CBS||L 0–10||75,808|
|January 2, 1988||12:00 p.m.||vs. Michigan*||Tampa Stadium • Tampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl)||NBC||L 24–28||60,156|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- "1987 Game Recaps". 1988 Alabama Football Media Guide (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: UA Athletics Media Relations Office. 1988. Retrieved February 21, 2012.