1987 UCLA Bruins football team

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1987 UCLA Bruins football
1987 Aloha Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Florida
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 9
1987 record 10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (12th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
« 1986 1988 »
1987 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 USC + 7 1 0     8 4 0
#9 UCLA + 7 1 0     10 2 0
Washington 4 3 1     7 4 1
#20 Arizona State 3 3 1     7 4 1
Oregon 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona 2 3 3     4 4 3
California 2 3 2     3 6 2
Washington State 1 5 1     3 7 1
Oregon State 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 12th year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 10–2 record (7–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #9 in the final AP Poll. The team's sole losses were against #2-ranked Nebraska (33-42) and USC (13-17). The Bruins went on to defeat Florida in the 1987 Aloha Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1987 were quarterback Troy Aikman with 2,527 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 1,098 rushing yards, and wide receiver Flipper Anderson with 903 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 San Diego State* No. 3 Rose BowlPasadena, CA PPV W 47-14   54,287
September 12 at No. 2 Nebraska* No. 3 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN L 33-42   76,313
September 19 Fresno State* No. 13 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 17-0   49,264
September 26 Arizona No. 13 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 34-24   55,823
October 3 at Stanford No. 11 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC W 49-0   57,500
October 17 No. 16 Oregon No. 9 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA PPV W 41-10   53,320
October 24 California No. 8 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 42-18   51,107
October 31 at Arizona State No. 7 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ABC W 31-23   70,754
November 7 at Oregon State No. 7 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 52-17   20,104
November 14 Washington No. 5 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 47-14   70,332
November 21 at USC No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC L 13-17   92,516
December 25 vs. Florida* No. 10 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ABC W 20-16   24,839
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 0 7 3 0 10
UCLA 7 10 7 17 41

[3]

1988 NFL Draft[edit]

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Gaston Green Running Back 1 14 Los Angeles Rams
Ken Norton, Jr. Linebacker 2 41 Dallas Cowboys
Flipper Anderson Wide Receiver 2 46 Los Angeles Rams
David Richards Guard 4 98 San Diego Chargers
Dennis Price Defensive Back 5 131 Los Angeles Raiders
James Washington Defensive Back 5 137 Los Angeles Rams
James Primus Running Back 9 222 Atlanta Falcons
Mel Farr Running Back 9 248 Denver Broncos
Paco Craig Wide Receiver 10 254 Detroit Lions
Ben Hummel Linebacker 12 317 Dallas Cowboys

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1987 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1987 Oct 18.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1988.htm