1985 UCLA Bruins football team
|1985 UCLA Bruins football|
Rose Bowl champion
|1985 record||9–2–1 (6–2 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Terry Donahue (10th year)|
|Offensive coordinator||Homer Smith (8th year)|
|Home stadium||Rose Bowl
|1985 Pacific-10 football standings|
|#7 UCLA $||6||–||2||–||0||9||–||2||–||1|
The 1985 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their tenth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 9–2–1 record (6–2 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #7 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Iowa in the 1986 Rose Bowl. Running back Eric Ball was selected as the most valuable player in the 1986 Rose Bowl.
|September 7||at No. 8 BYU*||No. 20||Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT||ESPN||W 27-24||65,455|
|September 14||at Tennessee*||No. 10||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||ABC||T 26-26||94,370|
|September 21||San Diego State*||No. 12||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||W 34-16||54,625|
|September 28||at Washington||No. 13||Husky Stadium • Seattle, WA||CBS||L 14-21||60,801|
|October 5||Arizona State||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||CBS||W 40-17||50,494|
|October 12||at Stanford||Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA||W 34-9||63,000|
|October 19||at Washington State||No. 18||Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA||KNBC||W 31-30||32,302|
|October 26||California||No. 17||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||TBS||W 34-7||61,530|
|November 9||at Arizona||No. 14||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ||W 24-19||57,779|
|November 16||Oregon State||No. 13||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA||W 41-0||45,102|
|November 23||at USC||No. 8||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell)||L 13-17||90,064|
|January 1||vs. No. 4 Iowa*||No. 13||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Rose Bowl)||NBC||W 45-28||103,292|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
1986 NFL Draft
The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.
|Mike Sherrard||Wide Receiver||1||18||Dallas Cowboys|
|John Lee||Kicker||2||32||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Mark Walen||Defensive Tackle||3||74||Dallas Cowboys|
|Tommy Taylor||Linebacker||4||97||San Diego Chargers|
|Robert Jenkins||Tackle||6||144||Los Angeles Rams|
|Steve Jarecki||Linebacker||8||195||Los Angeles Rams|
- "1985 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
- "1985 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.