1989 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1989 Arizona Wildcats football
Copper Bowl champions
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP #25
1989 record 8-4 (5-3 Pac-10)
Head coach Dick Tomey
Offensive coordinator Rip Scherer
Defensive coordinator Larry MacDuff
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
« 1988 1990 »
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 1     9 2 1
#23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
#25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1989 NCAA college football season. The offense scored 248 points while the defense allowed 178 points. Led by head coach Dick Tomey, the Wildcats participated in the first Copper Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

  • In the Territorial Bowl, the Wildcats beat Arizona State by a score of 28-10.
Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 Stanford #18 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ Prime W 19–3   48,712
September 9 at Texas Tech* #20 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 14–24   35,940
September 16 #6 Oklahoma* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 6–3   50,931
September 23 #11 Washington #23 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ Prime W 20–17   50,935
September 30 at Oregon #17 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Prime L 10–16   39,631
October 14 #22 UCLA Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC W 42–7   51,562
October 21 at #15 Washington State #22 Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 23–21   36,090
October 28 Pacific* #17 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 38–14   46,449
November 4 at California #15 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC L 28–29   29,000
November 11 #9 USC #25 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC L 3–24   52,606
November 25 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) W 28–10   74,926
December 31 vs. North Carolina State* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Copper Bowl) TBS W 17–10   37,237
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris Singleton Linebacker 1 8 New England Patriots
Anthony Smith Defensive End 1 11 Los Angeles Raiders
Glenn Parker Tackle 3 69 Buffalo Bills
John Nies Punter 6 154 Buffalo Bills
Donnie Salum Linebacker 10 250 Atlanta Falcons

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