1985 UCLA Bruins football team

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1985 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, W 45–28 vs. Iowa
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 7
AP No. 7
1985 record 9–2–1 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (10th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 UCLA $ 6 2 0     9 2 1
Arizona 5 2 0     8 3 1
Arizona State 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington 5 3 0     7 5 0
USC 5 3 0     6 6 0
Oregon 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 5 0     4 7 0
Stanford 3 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     3 8 0
California 2 7 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.[1] Running back Eric Ball was selected as the most valuable player in the 1986 Rose Bowl.

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1985 were quarterback David Norrie with 1,819 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 712 rushing yards, and wide receiver Karl Dorrell with 565 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 at No. 8 BYU* No. 20 Cougar StadiumProvo, UT ESPN W 27-24   65,455
September 14 at Tennessee* No. 10 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ABC T 26-26   94,370
September 21 San Diego State* No. 12 Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 34-16   54,625
September 28 at Washington No. 13 Husky StadiumSeattle, 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 StadiumStanford, CA W 34-9   63,000
October 19 at Washington State No. 18 Martin StadiumPullman, 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 StadiumTucson, 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 ColiseumLos 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. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

1986 NFL Draft[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1985 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1985 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1986.htm