1998 UCLA Bruins football team

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1998 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA bruins textlogo.svg
Pacific-10 Conference Champions
Rose Bowl vs. Wisconsin, L, 31–38
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1998 record 10–2 (8–0 Pac-10)
Head coach Bob Toledo (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Alan Borges (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Nick Aliotti (1st year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 98,636)
Seasons
« 1997 1999 »
1998 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 UCLA   8 0         10 2  
#4 Arizona   7 1         12 1  
Oregon   5 3         8 4  
USC   5 3         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
Arizona State   4 4         5 6  
California   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   2 6         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   0 8         3 8  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 UCLA Bruins football team represented UCLA in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Bob Toledo. It was Toledo's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall, and were Pac-10 Champions with an 8–0 record. The Bruins played in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1999, losing to the Wisconsin Badgers.[1] The team was ranked #8 in the final AP Poll and #8 in the final Coaches' Poll.

Pre-Season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 12:30 PM #23 Texas* #6 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 49–31   73,070[2]
September 19 12:30 PM at Houston* #4 Robertson StadiumHouston, TX FX W 42–24   19,540[3]
October 3 12:30 PM Washington State #4 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 49–17   67,210[4]
October 10 7:15 PM at #10 Arizona #3 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSN W 52–28   58,738[5]
October 17 12:30 PM #11 Oregon #2 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 41–38 OT  75,367[6]
October 24 12:30 PM at California #2 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC W 28–16   55,000[7]
October 31 3:30 PM Stanford #2 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FX W 28–24   64,820[8]
November 7 3:30 PM at Oregon State #3 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR FSN W 41–34   26,017[9]
November 14 12:30 PM at Washington #3 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA ABC W 36–24   72,391[10]
November 21 12:30 PM USC #3 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Victory Bell) ABC W 34–17   88,080[11]
December 5 11:00 AM at Miami (FL)* #3 Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN L 45–49   46,819[12]
January 1 1:30 PM vs. #9 Wisconsin* #6 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) ABC L 31–38   93,872[13]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Texas[edit]

Texas vs. UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Texas 3 0 7 21 31
#6 UCLA 21 14 7 7 49


Houston[edit]

UCLA vs. Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
#4 UCLA 0 21 14 7 42
Houston 6 8 7 3 24


Washington State[edit]

Washington State vs. UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington State 0 10 0 7 17
#4 UCLA 21 14 7 7 49


Arizona[edit]

UCLA vs. Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 UCLA 7 14 10 21 52
#10 Arizona 14 7 7 0 28


Oregon[edit]

Oregon vs. UCLA
1 2 3 4 OT Total
#11 Oregon 7 7 10 14 0 38
#2 UCLA 14 10 0 14 3 41

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California[edit]

UCLA vs. California
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 UCLA 14 7 0 7 28
California 7 2 7 0 16

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Stanford Cardinal[edit]

Stanford vs. UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 7 7 10 0 24
#2 UCLA 7 7 0 14 28


Oregon State[edit]

UCLA vs. Oregon State
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 UCLA 0 17 7 17 41
Oregon State 0 10 14 10 34


Washington[edit]

UCLA vs. Washington
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 UCLA 13 7 6 10 36
Washington 3 7 7 7 24


USC[edit]

USC vs. UCLA
(Victory Bell)
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 3 7 7 0 17
#3 UCLA 14 13 0 7 34

Eight straight wins against the Trojans.

Miami (FL)[edit]

UCLA vs. Miami
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 UCLA 7 10 21 7 45
Miami 14 7 7 21 49


Rose Bowl[edit]

Wisconsin vs. UCLA
(Rose Bowl)
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Badgers 7 17 7 7 38
#6 UCLA 7 14 7 3 31

First quarter scoring: Wisconsin - Ron Dayne 54-yard run (Matt Davenport kick); UCLA - Jermaine Lewis 38-yard pass from Cade McNown (Chris Sailer kick)

Second quarter scoring: Wisconsin - Dayne seven-yard run (Davenport kick); UCLA - Durell Price 61-yard pass from Freddie Mitchell (Sailer kick); UCLA - Danny Farmer 41-yard pass from McNown (Sailer kick); Wisconsin - Dayne 10-yard run(Davenport kick); Wisconsin - Davenport 40-yard field goal

Third quarter scoring: Wisconsin - Dayne 22-yard run (Davenport kick); UCLA - Lewis 10-yard run (Sailer kick);

Fourth quarter scoring: Wisconsin - Jamar Fletcher 46-yard interception return (Davenport kick); UCLA - Sailer 30-yard field goal

1999 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Cade McNown 1 12 Quarterback Chicago Bears
Kris Farris 3 74 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Atkins 3 84 Outside Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (October 12, 1998). "It's a Family Thing for UCLA". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (October 18, 1998). "UCLA Uses Finishing Kick". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
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  9. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (November 8, 1998). "Bruins Use Escape Claws". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  10. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (November 14, 1998). "Rose in Hand, Fiesta on Mind". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  11. ^ Kawakami, Tim (November 22, 1998). "Bruin Defense Has a Ball Playing Take-Away". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  12. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (December 6, 1998). "Bruins Make Rose Bed : Tennessee Secures Fiesta Bowl Berth, With a Hopeful Florida State Waiting in the Wings". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  13. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (January 2, 1999). "After Dayne Runs Them Over, They Beat Themselves Up: UCLA Conquered and Divided After Rose Bowl Defeat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Oregon vs. Ucla". USA Today. October 17, 1998. Retrieved January 13, 2014. 
  15. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2014-Nov-23.