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1987 Dartmouth Big Green football team

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The 1987 Dartmouth Big Green football team was an American football team that represented Dartmouth College during the 1987 NCAA Division I-AA football season. Dartmouth finished second-to-last in the Ivy League.

American college football season
1987Dartmouth Big Green football
Conference Ivy League
1987 record 2–8 (1–6 Ivy)
Head coach
Captains
  • Matthew Drury
  • Brett Matthews
Home stadium Memorial Field
Seasons
 1986
1988 

1987 Ivy League football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Harvard $ 6 1 0 8 2 0
Brown 5 2 0 7 3 0
Yale 5 2 0 7 3 0
Princeton 4 3 0 6 4 0
Cornell 4 3 0 5 5 0
Penn 3 4 0 4 6 0
Dartmouth 1 6 0 2 8 0
Columbia 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ Conference champion

In their first season under head coach Eugene “Buddy” Teevens, the Big Green compiled a 2–8 record and were outscored 302 to 113. Matthew Drury and Brett Matthews were the team captains.[1]

The Big Green’s 1–6 conference record placed seventh in the Ivy League standings. Dartmouth was outscored 192 to 46 by Ivy opponents.[2] The team’s only league win was a two-point victory over Columbia, a team in the midst of a five-year losing streak.

Dartmouth played its home games at Memorial Field on the college campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Date Opponent Site Result Attendance Source
September 19 Princeton
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 3–34 8,919 [3]
September 26 at New Hampshire* L 3–41 10,207 [4]
October 3 Davidson*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 38–7 6,103 [5]
October 10 No. 1 Holy Cross*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 23–62 11,109 [6]
October 17 at Harvard L 3–42 20,500 [7]
October 24 at Cornell L 14–21 10,500 [8]
October 31 Yale
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 7–17 11,131 [9]
November 7 at Columbia W 12–10 6,875 [10]
November 14 Brown
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 0–19 6,114 [11]
November 21 at Penn L 7–49 4,620 [12]

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