1984 UCLA Bruins football team

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1984 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
1985 Fiesta Bowl, W 39–37 vs. Miami
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 9
1984 record 9–3 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (9th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 USC $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
#2 Washington 6 1 0     11 1 0
#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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 at San Diego State* No. 4 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego W 18-15   49,220
September 15 Long Beach State* No. 7 Rose BowlPasadena, California W 23-17   40,132
September 22 No. 1 Nebraska* No. 8 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California CBS L 3-42   71,355
September 29 at Colorado* No. 17 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 33-16   38,925
October 6 Stanford No. 17 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California Metro L 21-23   53,806
October 13 Washington State Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California W 27-24   40,122
October 20 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California CBS W 17-14   55,200
October 27 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona CBS W 21-13   67,221
November 3 Oregondagger Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California Metro L 18-20   44,420
November 10 Oregon State Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California W 26-17   34,116
November 17 No. 7 USC Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (Battle for the Victory Bell) CBS W 29-10   90,096
January 1 vs. No. 13 Miami (FL)* No. 14 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 39-37   60,310
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 7 6 13 7 33
Colorado 0 6 3 7 16

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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

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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. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm