2006 UCLA Bruins football team

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2006 UCLA Bruins football
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Conference Pacific-10 Conference
2006 record 7–6 (5–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Karl Dorrell (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Jim Svoboda (1st year)
Defensive coordinator DeWayne Walker (1st year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Uniform
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Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 USC   7 2         11 2  
#14 California   7 2         10 3  
#21 Oregon State   6 3         10 4  
UCLA   5 4         7 6  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         6 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 6  
Washington   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   1 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 UCLA Bruins football team represented UCLA in the college football 2006 season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's fourth season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 7–6 overall, and were fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 5–4 record.

Pre-season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 4:00 PM Utah* Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN W 31–10   59,709
September 9 7:00 PM Rice* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSNPT W 26–16   46,023
September 23 4:00 PM at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA TBS L 19–29   58,255
September 30 7:15 PM Stanford Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSN W 31–0   72,095
October 7 4:00 PM Arizona Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSNPT W 27–7   65,644
October 14 12:30 PM at #18 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ABC L 20–30   58,618
October 21 2:30 PM at #10 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 17–20   80,795
October 28 4:00 PM Washington Statedagger Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC L 15–37   53,058
November 4 5:00 PM at #10 California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC L 24–38   72,516
November 11 3:15 PM Oregon State Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA FSNPT W 25–7   67,532
November 18 7:15 PM at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ FSN W 24–12   54,459
December 2 1:30 PM #2 USC Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Victory Bell) ABC W 13–9   90,622
December 27 5:00 PM vs. Florida State* AT&T ParkSan Francisco, CA (Emerald Bowl) ESPN L 27–44   40,331
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game notes[edit]

Utah Utes[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 10 0 0 10
Bruins 7 7 7 10 31

Ben Olson threw for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns, with no sacks. Total rushing for the Bruins was 107 yards.[1]

Rice Owls[edit]

Main article: Rice Owls football
1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 10 6 16
Bruins 6 7 3 10 26

Ben Olson passed for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was also sacked 4 times. Chris Markey rushed for 208 yards, and Kahlil Bell rushed for 102.[2]

Washington Huskies[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 13 3 3 0 19
Huskies 0 7 7 15 29

UCLA's started the game strong, scoring a field goal on the first drive and then recovering a Washington fumble to score a touchdown. The next two drives of the first quarter ended with field goals, and UCLA was up at the half 16-7.[3]

Stanford Cardinal[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 0 0 0 0
Bruins 7 0 7 17 31

Eric McNeal blocked a Cardinal punt and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter. Chane Moline rushed for 3 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked a 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Kenneth Lombard recovered a fumble for a touchdown with 5:13 left in the game.[4]

Arizona Wildcats[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7
Bruins 7 7 6 7 27

Patrick Cowan passed for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 2 field goals in the third quarter. Al Verner had an 89-yard interception that he returned for a touchdown with 4:19 left in the game.[5]

Oregon Ducks[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 3 3 0 14 20
Ducks 20 0 7 3 30

Kahlil Bell rushed for 6 yards and 2 touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 112 yards, no touchdowns, and was sacked twice.[6]

Notre Dame Fighting Irish[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 14 0 3 17
Fighting Irish 7 3 3 7 20

Justin Medlock missed a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, and made a 29-yard field goal in the fourth. William Snead and Marcus Everett both rushed for touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 217 yards, 2 touchdowns, and was sacked 3 times.[7]

Washington State Cougars[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 14 9 14 37
Bruins 6 9 0 0 15

Patrick Cowan threw for 252 yards and 1 touchdown.[8]

California Golden Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 10 0 14 24
Bears 7 7 14 10 38

Patrick Cowan threw for 329 yards and no touchdowns. Chris Markey rushed for 136 yards and 1 touchdown. Chane Moline and Patrick Cowan also each rushed for a touchdown.[9]

Oregon State Beavers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 7 0 0 7
Bruins 0 6 7 12 25

Patrick Cowan threw for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 4 field goals.[10]

Arizona State Sun Devils[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 7 3 7 24
Sun Devils 3 6 3 0 12

The Bruins became bowl eligible after beating Arizona State. Patrick Cowan threw for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, and was sacked 3 times. Brandon Breazell rushed for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns.[11]

USC Trojans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 9 0 0 9
Bruins 7 0 3 3 13

The Bruins beat the Trojans for the first time since 1999, ending the Trojans chance to play in the National Championship game. Patrick Cowan passed for 114 yards and ran for another 55.[12]

Florida State Seminoles[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 6 10 21 44
Bruins 10 10 7 0 27

The Bruins lost to the Seminoles in their first appearance at the Emerald Bowl.[13] In February 2010, Florida State vacated this win due to NCAA rule violations.[14]

Players[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Karl Dorrell - head coach - fourth year[15]
  • Jim Svoboda - offensive coordinator and quarterbacks'[16]
  • DeWayne Walker - defensive coordinator and secondary
  • Jim Colletto - assistant head coach and offensive line

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