1987 Florida Citrus Bowl
1234 Total
Auburn 01402 16
USC 7000 7
DateJanuary 1, 1987
StadiumFlorida Citrus Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPAundray Bruce, LB, Auburn
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersFrank Gifford and Lynn Swann
Florida Citrus Bowl
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The 1987 Florida Citrus Bowl was held on January 1, 1987 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Florida. The #10 Auburn Tigers defeated the USC Trojans by a score of 16–7.[1][2]

The first score of the game came when the Trojans intercepted an Auburn pass and returned it 24 yards to take the lead. No other scoring took place in the first quarter, which ended 7–0. The second quarter saw Auburn retaliate, as the Tigers found the end zone twice (a 3-yard pass and a 4-yard run) to lead 14-7 at halftime. The third quarter saw no scoring and Auburn capped off the game with a safety in the fourth quarter, and the game ended 16-7.

Auburn finished the game with 9 more first downs, 156 more rushing yards, and 133 more total yards. However, the Trojans out-passed the Tigers by 23 yards.


  1. ^ "FLORIDA CITRUS BOWL; AUBURN WINS, 16-7; FULLWOOD GAINS 152". The New York Times. January 2, 1987. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  2. ^ "THE CITRUS BOWL : AUBURN 16, USC 7 : Auburn's Bruce, With Trojan Help, Makes It Long Day for Peete". Los Angeles Times. January 2, 1987. Retrieved December 22, 2018.