1982 UCLA Bruins football team

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1982 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
1983 Rose Bowl, W 24–14 vs. Michigan
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP #5
1982 record 10–1–1 (5–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (7th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,594)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 UCLA $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
#7 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#6 Arizona State 5 2 0     10 2 0
#15 USC 5 2 0     8 3 0
Arizona 4 3 1     6 4 1
California 4 4 0     7 4 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Oregon 2 6 0     2 8 1
Oregon State 0 7 1     1 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 10–1–1 record (5–1–1 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #5 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Michigan in the 1983 Rose Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1982 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 2,986 passing yards, running back Danny Andrews with 482 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 779 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 Long Beach State* #18 Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 41-10   45,396
September 18 at Wisconsin* #14 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 51-26   77,947
September 25 at #20 Michigan* #12 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI CBS W 31-27   105,413
October 2 at Colorado* #9 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 34-6   38,702
October 9 Arizona #8 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA T 24-24   50,133
October 16 Washington State #12 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 42-17   41,732
October 23 at California #11 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 47-31   51,600
October 30 Oregon #11 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 40-12   40,808
November 6 at #10 Washington #9 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA CBS L 7-10   58,558
November 13 Stanforddagger #12 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 38-35   78,452
November 20 #15 USC #11 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 20-19   95,736
January 1 vs. #19 Michigan* #5 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 24-14   104,991
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• UCLA 10 20 7 14 51
Wisconsin 0 6 13 7 26

Tom Ramsey completed 17 of 24 passes for 260 yards and rushed 17 times for 56 yards in the game.[3]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 UCLA 0 14 14 3 31
#20 Michigan 7 17 3 0 27

Down 21–0 in the second quarter, Tom Ramsey mounted a 28-point comeback in the second and third quarters to defeat the 20th ranked Michigan team before a capacity crowd of 105,413 fans in Michigan Stadium.

USC[edit]

#15 USC at #11 UCLA
1 2 3 4 Total
USC 3 7 0 9 19
• UCLA 14 3 3 0 20

Noseguard Karl Morgan rushed in to tackle down USC quarterback Scott Tinsley, preventing him from scoring a two-pont conversion after Tinsley had thrown a pass to bring the Trojans back within a point. Linebacker Neal Dellocono was the most valuable player of the game.[4]

1983 Rose Bowl[edit]

Main article: 1983 Rose Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Michigan 0 7 0 7 14
#5 UCLA 7 3 7 7 24
Main article: 1983 Rose Bowl

UCLA took a 10-0 lead in the second quarter. A hard hit by UCLA defensive back Don Rogers separated Michigan quarterback Steve Smith's shoulder and knocked him out of the game. Backup David Hall got the Wolverines on the board, making the halftime score 10-7. In the third quarter, Tom Ramsey completed seven straight passes and led UCLA on a drive that was capped by Danny Andrews' nine-yard touchdown run to make the score 17-7. In the fourth quarter, UCLA got an interception inside the Michigan 20-yard line and scored again for a 24-7 lead. Michigan scored late to close the score to 24-14.[5][6]

1983 NFL Draft[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Blanchard Montgomery Linebacker 3 59 San Francisco 49ers
Jo-Jo Townsell Wide Receiver 3 78 New York Jets

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1982 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "UCLA whips Wisconsin." Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Sept 19. Retrieved 2014-Dec-15
  4. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 21. Retrieved 2015-Jan-12.
  5. ^ Tracy Dodds - A New Year... but an Old Story. UCLA Repeats Itself Against Michigan, 24-14, With Ramsey Showing the Way. Los Angeles Times, January 2, 1983. Quote: "The Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day, 1983, was Tom Ramsey's Rose Bowl game."
  6. ^ 1983 Rose Bowl - Michigan Bowl history. University of Michigan Athletic Department
  7. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1983.htm