| 10–2 (7–1 MAC)|
| Jim Harkema (5th year)|
| Mid-American Conference|1987 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team Wikipedia
The 1987 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. Eastern Michigan competed as a member of the Mid-American Conference (MAC), was coached by Jim Harkema, and played their homes game at Rynearson Stadium. They finished the season 10–2 overall and 7–1 in MAC play, won Eastern's only MAC championship, went to the 1987 California Bowl and upset 17½ point favorite San Jose State University for the only bowl game win in EMU history.