|1987 NCAA Division II football season|
|Regular season||August – November 1987|
|Playoffs||November 28 – December 12, 1987|
|National Championship||Braly Municipal Stadium|
|Champion||Troy State (2)|
|Harlon Hill Trophy||Johnny Bailey, Texas A&I|
The 1987 NCAA Division II football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division II level, began in August 1987, and concluded with the NCAA Division II Football Championship on December 12, 1987, at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, hosted by the University of North Alabama. The Troy State Trojans defeated the Portland State Vikings, 31–17, to win their second Division II national title.
Conference changes and new programs
- One program departed Division II for Division I-AA prior to the season.
|School||1986 Conference||1987 Conference|
|Central State (OH)||Independent||NAIA Independent|
|Howard Payne||Lone Star||NAIA Independent|
|Towson State||Independent||I-AA Independent|
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association – Winston-Salem State
|1987 NCAA Division II Football Championship|
The 1987 NCAA Division II Football Championship playoffs were the 15th single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division II college football. The championship game was held at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama, for the first time.
Braly Municipal Stadium
- "1987 NCAA Division II National Football Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved January 4, 2014.