1986 UCLA Bruins football team
|1986 UCLA Bruins football|
|1986 record||8–3–1 (5–2–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Terry Donahue (11th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Homer Smith (9th season)|
|Home stadium||Rose Bowl
|1986 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 4 Arizona State $||5||–||1||–||1||10||–||1||–||1|
|No. 14 UCLA||5||–||2||–||1||8||–||3||–||1|
|No. 18 Washington||5||–||2||–||1||8||–||3||–||1|
|No. 11 Arizona||5||–||3||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
The 1986 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 11th year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled an 8–3–1 record (5–2–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #12 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat BYU in the 1986 Freedom Bowl. On November 1, 1986, UCLA's defense scored three touchdowns against Oregon State.
UCLA's offensive leaders in 1986 were quarterback Matt Stevens with 1,869 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 1,405 rushing yards, and wide receiver Flipper Anderson with 675 receiving yards.
|September 6||at No. 1 Oklahoma*||No. 4||Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma||ABC||L 3-38||75,684|
|September 20||at San Diego State*||No. 19||Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego||W 45-14||50,338|
|September 27||Long Beach State*||No. 16||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California||Prime||W 41-23||48,140|
|October 4||No. 16 Arizona State||No. 15||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California||CBS||L 9-16||51,533|
|October 11||No. 11 Arizona||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California||CBS||W 32-25||51,279|
|October 18||at California||No. 19||California Memorial Stadium • Berkeley, California||W 36-10||59,000|
|October 25||Washington State||No. 17||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California||W 54-16||46,189|
|November 1||at Oregon State||No. 15||Civic Stadium • Portland, Oregon||W 49-0||23,703|
|November 8||Stanford||No. 12||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California||CBS||L 23-28||68,857|
|November 15||at No. 10 Washington||No. 19||Husky Stadium • Seattle||CBS||T 17-17||59,916|
|November 22||No. 10 USC||No. 18||Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California (Battle for the Victory Bell)||Prime||W 45-25||98,370|
|December 30||vs. BYU*||No. 15||Anaheim Stadium • Anaheim, California (Freedom Bowl)||Mizlou||W 31-10||55,422|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "1986 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
- Chris Foster, For UCLA's Ishmael Adams, a lost helmet equals lost punt return TD, Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2014.
- "1986 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.