1984 UCLA Bruins football team

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1984 UCLA Bruins football
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 39–37 vs. Miami (FL)
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1984 record9–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (7th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (3rd season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 USC $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
No. 2 Washington 6 1 0     11 1 0
No. 9 UCLA 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     2 9 0
California 1 8 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their ninth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 9–3 record (5–2 Pac-10), finished in a tie for third place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #9 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Miami in the 1985 Fiesta Bowl.[1] Gaston Green and James Washington were named the offensive and defensive most valuable players in the 1985 Fiesta Bowl.

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1984 were quarterback Steve Bono with 1,333 passing yards, running back Danny Andrews with 605 rushing yards, and wide receiver Mike Sherrard with 635 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8at San Diego State*No. 4W 18-1549,220
September 15Long Beach State*No. 7W 23-1740,132
September 22No. 1 Nebraska*No. 8
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
CBSL 3-4271,355
September 29at Colorado*No. 17W 33-1638,925
October 6StanfordNo. 17
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
MetroL 21-2353,806
October 13Washington State
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 27-2440,122
October 20at CaliforniaCBSW 17-1455,200
October 27at Arizona StateCBSW 21-1367,221
November 3Oregondagger
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
MetroL 18-2044,420
November 10Oregon State
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 26-1734,116
November 17No. 7 USC
CBSW 29-1090,096
January 1vs. No. 13 Miami (FL)*No. 14NBCW 39-3760,310
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries[edit]

Colorado[edit]

1 234Total
UCLA 7 6137 33
Colorado 0 637 16

[3]

1985 NFL Draft[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Steve Bono Quarterback 6 142 Minnesota Vikings
Mike Young Wide Receiver 6 161 Los Angeles Rams
Ron Pitts Defensive Back 7 169 Buffalo Bills
Duval Love Guard 10 274 Los Angeles Rams

[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "1984 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Oct 1.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm