1987 Wyoming Cowboys football
WAC champion
Holiday Bowl, L 19–20 vs. Iowa
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1987 record10–3 (8–0 WAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJoe Tiller (1st season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wyoming $ 8 0 0 10 3 0
BYU 7 1 0 9 4 0
Air Force 6 2 0 9 4 0
UTEP 5 3 0 7 4 0
San Diego State 4 4 0 5 7 0
Hawaii 3 5 0 5 7 0
Utah 2 6 0 5 7 0
Colorado State 1 7 0 1 11 0
New Mexico 0 8 0 0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1987 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Cowboys' 92nd season and they competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The team was led by head coach Paul Roach, in his first year, and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie, Wyoming. They finished with a record of ten wins and three losses (10–3, 8–0 WAC), as WAC Champions and with a loss against Iowa in the Holiday Bowl. The Cowboys offense scored 426 points, while the defense allowed 271 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5Air ForceW 27–13
September 12at Washington State*L 28–43
September 19Oklahoma State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
L 29–35
September 26Iowa State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 34–17
October 3San Diego State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 52–10
October 10at BYUW 29–27
October 17Houston*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 37–35
October 31Colorado State
W 20–15
November 7at New MexicoW 59–16
November 14at UtahW 31–7
November 21at UTEPW 37–13
November 28at HawaiiW 24–20
December 30vs. IowaL 19–20
  • *Non-conference game

1988 NFL Draft

The following were selected in the 1988 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jeff Knapton Defensive Tackle 6 165 Los Angeles Rams

References

  1. ^ "University of Wyoming – 1987". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  2. ^ "1988 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.