1986 UCLA Bruins football team

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1986 UCLA Bruins football
1986 Freedom Bowl, W 31–10 vs. BYU
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 14
1986 record 8–3–1 (5–2–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (11th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
« 1985 1987 »
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
#14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
#18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
#11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

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.[1] On November 1, 1986, UCLA's defense scored three touchdowns against Oregon State.[2]

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.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 at No. 1 Oklahoma* No. 4 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ABC L 3-38   75,684
September 20 at San Diego State* No. 19 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego W 45-14   50,338
September 27 Long Beach State* No. 16 Rose BowlPasadena, 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 StadiumBerkeley, 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 StadiumPortland, Oregon W 49-0   23,703
November 8 Stanforddagger No. 12 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, California CBS L 23-28   68,857
November 15 at No. 10 Washington No. 19 Husky StadiumSeattle 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 StadiumAnaheim, California (Freedom Bowl) Mizlou W 31-10   55,422
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chris Foster, For UCLA's Ishmael Adams, a lost helmet equals lost punt return TD, Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2014.
  3. ^ "1986 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.