2005 UCLA Bruins football team

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2005 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA bruins textlogo.svg
Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern, W 50–38
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
AP #16
2005 record 10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Karl Dorrell (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Tom Cable (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Larry Kerr (3rd year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC   8 0         12 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
  • USC later vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 UCLA Bruins football team represented UCLA in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall, and were third in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 6–2 record.[1] The Bruins were invited to play in the Vitalis Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern on December 30, 2005. After giving up 22 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Bruins came back to win 50–38. The team was ranked #16 in the final AP Poll and #13 in the final Coaches' Poll.

Pre-Season[edit]

UCLA was ranked #24 by Lindy's and #19 by Blue Ribbon in the pre-season polls.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN2 W 44–21   50,710[3]
September 10 7:00 PM Rice* Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSNW2 W 63–21   44,808[4]
September 17 12:30 PM #21 Oklahoma* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 41–24   56,522[5]
October 1 7:15 PM Washington #20 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 21–17   64,249[6]
October 8 4:30 PM #10 California #20 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA TBS W 47–40   84,811[7]
October 15 3:30 PM at Washington State #12 Martin StadiumPullman, WA FSN W 44–41 OT  35,117[8]
October 22 4:00 PM Oregon Statedagger #8 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA TBS W 51–28   49,932[9]
October 29 3:30 PM at Stanford #8 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FSN W 30–27 OT  42,850[10]
November 5 3:15 PM at Arizona #7 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ FSNW2 L 14–52   55,775[11]
November 12 4:00 PM Arizona State #14 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 45–35   84,983[12]
December 3 1:30 PM at #1 USC #11 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC L 19–66   92,000[13]
December 30 12:00 PM vs. Northwestern* #17 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 50–38   50,426[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 17 17 3 44
San Diego St 6 0 8 7 21


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 7 7 7 0 21
UCLA 21 28 0 14 63


Oklahoma[edit]

#21 Oklahoma at UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 3 7 7 24
UCLA 10 3 7 21 41


Washington[edit]

Washington at #20 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 3 7 7 0 17
UCLA 0 0 7 14 21
  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


California[edit]

#10 California at #20 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
California 14 13 10 3 40
UCLA 7 14 7 19 47
  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


Washington State[edit]

#12 UCLA at Washington State
1 2 3 4 OT Total
UCLA 0 14 7 17 6 44
Washington St 14 14 10 0 3 41


Oregon State[edit]

Oregon State at #8 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 7 7 7 7 28
UCLA 10 21 10 10 51
  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


Stanford[edit]

#8 UCLA at Stanford
1 2 3 4 OT Total
UCLA 0 3 0 21 6 30
Stanford 7 0 7 10 3 27



Arizona[edit]

#7 UCLA at Arizona
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 7 0 7 14
Arizona 21 10 21 0 52


Arizona State[edit]

Arizona State at #14 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona St 14 14 0 7 35
UCLA 21 7 14 3 45
  • Date: Saturday, November 12
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California


USC Trojans[edit]

#11 UCLA at #1 USC
1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 6 0 13 19
USC 10 21 21 14 66

On June 10, 2010, the NCAA found that Reggie Bush was ineligible for college athletics during the 2005 season, and USC was forced to vacate all wins from that year.

Sun Bowl[edit]

Northwestern vs. #17 UCLA
Sun Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Northwestern 22 0 3 13 38
UCLA 7 22 7 14 50

UCLA overcame a 22-0 deficit to Northwestern in the first quarter to win 50-38. This is the biggest comeback in UCLA football history.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR 25 20 20 12 8 8 7 14 12 11 11 17 16 
Coaches' NR NR NR 23 21 16 12 9 8 7 14 11 11 11 17 13 
Harris Not released 18 16 11 8 7 6 14 12 11 11 18 Not released 
BCS Not released 9 6 5 15 11 12 12 16 Not released


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