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1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season

1987 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1987
Duration November 28 – December 19, 1987
Championship site Mini Dome, Pocatello, ID
Champion Northeast Louisiana Indians
Payton Award Kenny GambleRB (Colgate)
Division I-AA football season

The 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1987, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 19, 1987, at the Mini Dome in Pocatello, Idaho. The Northeast Louisiana Indians (now known as the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks) won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd by a final score of 48−21.[1]

Conference standings

1987 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Appalachian State ^   7 0         11 3  
Marshall ^   4 2         10 5  
Furman   4 3         7 4  
Chattanooga   4 3         6 5  
VMI   2 4         4 7  
Western Carolina   2 4         4 7  
East Tennessee State   2 5         5 6  
The Citadel   1 5         4 7  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant

Conference champions

Conference Champions

Big Sky Conference – Idaho
Colonial League – Holy Cross
Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference – Northern Iowa
Ivy League – Harvard
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – Howard
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky and Youngstown State
Southern Conference – Appalachian State
Southland Conference – Northeast Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Jackson State
Yankee Conference – Richmond


NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket

  First Round
November 28
Campus Sites
December 5
Campus Sites
December 12
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 19
Mini DomePocatello, ID
 Richmond 3  
 Appalachian State* 20  
   Appalachian State* 19  
   Georgia Southern 0  
 Maine 28
 Georgia Southern* 31*  
   Appalachian State* 10  
   Marshall 24  
 Weber State 59  
 Idaho* 30  
   Weber State 23
   Marshall* 51  
 James Madison 12
 Marshall* 41  
   Marshall 42
   Northeast Louisiana 43
 North Texas 9  
 Northeast Louisiana* 30  
   Northeast Louisiana* 33
   Eastern Kentucky 32  
 Western Kentucky 17
 Eastern Kentucky* 40  
   Northeast Louisiana* 44**
   Northern Iowa 41  
 Youngstown State 28  
 Northern Iowa* 31  
   Northern Iowa* 49
   Arkansas State 28  
 Arkansas State 35
 Jackson State* 32  

* Denotes host institution


  1. ^ "1987 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013. 
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