1981 UCLA Bruins football team

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1981 UCLA Bruins football
Bluebonnet Bowl, L 14–33 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1981 record 7–4–1 (5–2–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (6th year)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(Capacity 92,604)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington $ 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 7–4–1 record (5–2–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and lost to Michigan in the 1981 Bluebonnet Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1981 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 1,793 passing yards, running back Kevin Nelson with 883 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 539 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 at Arizona No. 12 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 35-18   49,311
September 19 at No. 20 Wisconsin* No. 9 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 31-13   69,212
September 26 at Iowa* No. 6 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA KTLA L 7-20   60,004
October 3 Colorado* No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 27-7   40,347
October 10 at Stanford No. 17 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 23-26   70,103
October 17 at No. 18 Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC T 17-17   40,000
October 24 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34-6   41,637
October 31 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 28-11   24,272
November 7 No. 16 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 31-0   41,818
November 14 No. 9 Arizona State No. 18 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 34-24   47,361
November 21 at No. 10 USC No. 15 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 21-22   89,423
December 31 vs. No. 16 Michigan* No. 19 AstrodomeHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) L 14-33   50,107
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1982 NFL Draft[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Luis Sharpe Tackle 1 16 St. Louis Cardinals
Tim Wrightman Tight End 3 62 Chicago Bears

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1981 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1982.htm