1983 UCLA Bruins football team

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1983 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
1984 Rose Bowl, W 39–37 vs. Illinois
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 9
1983 record 7–4–1 (6–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (8th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 UCLA $ 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 7–4–1 record (6–1–1 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #17 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Illinois in the 1984 Rose Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1983 were quarterback Rick Neuheisel with 2,245 passing yards, running back Kevin Nelson with 898 rushing yards, and wide receiver Mike Sherrard with 709 receiving yards.[2] Neuheisel was selected as the 1984 Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at No. 15 Georgia* No. 20 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ABC L 8-19   82,122
September 17 Arizona State Rose BowlPasadena, CA CBS T 26-26   47,093
September 24 at No. 1 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 10-42   76,510
October 1 BYU* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA L 35-37   50,044
October 8 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 39-21   55,804
October 15 at Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 24-14   30,000
October 22 California Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 20-16   58,062
October 29 No. 11 Washington Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 27-24   60,094
November 5 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 24-13   24,511
November 12 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ CBS L 24-27   42,640
November 19 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 27-17   83,763
January 2 vs. No. 4 Illinois* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) NBC W 45-9   103,217
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• UCLA 3 3 7 14 27
USC 0 10 0 7 17

[3]

1984 NFL Draft[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Don Rogers Defensive Back 1 18 Cleveland Browns
Jay Schroeder Quarterback 3 83 Washington Redskins

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1983 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 20.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1984.htm