1988 UCLA Bruins football team

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1988 UCLA Bruins football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1988 record 10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (13th year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Axman (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Bob Field (7th year)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 104,091)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6 UCLA 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Washington State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 3 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington 3 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 6 0
Oregon State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Stanford 1 5 2     3 6 2
California 1 5 1     5 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 13th-year head coach Terry Donahue and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the Pacific-10 Conference.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 3 San Diego State* No. 5 Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 59–6   46,487
September 10 No. 2 Nebraska* No. 5 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 41–28   84,086
September 17 Long Beach State* No. 2 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 56–3   42,464
October 1 at No. 16 Washington No. 2 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 24–17   71,224
October 8 Oregon State No. 2 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 38–21   46,550
October 15 at California No. 2 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 38–21   58,000
October 22 at Arizona No. 1 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 24–3   49,922
October 29 Washington State No. 1 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA L 30–34   51,970
November 5 at Oregon No. 6 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 16–6   42,509
November 12 Stanforddagger No. 6 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 27–17   70,552
November 19 No. 2 USC No. 6 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 22–31   100,741
January 2 vs. No. 8 Arkansas* No. 9 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 17–3   74,304
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Season summary[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Nebraska 0 13 7 8 28
#5 UCLA 28 10 3 0 41

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Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon St 0 14 0 7 21
#2 UCLA 14 7 3 14 38
  • Date: October 8
  • Location: Rose Bowl
  • Game attendance: 46,550

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Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 UCLA 3 0 7 6 16
Oregon 0 3 0 3 6

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Awards and honors[edit]

NFL draftees[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Troy Aikman Quarterback 1 1 Dallas Cowboys
Carnell Lake Defensive back 2 34 Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Ball Running back 2 35 Cincinnati Bengals
Darryl Henley Defensive back 2 53 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Wahler Defensive tackle 4 94 Phoenix Cardinals
Marcus Turner Defensive Back 11 283 Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Smith Tackle 12 326 New York Giants

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1988 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". Sports Reference. Retrieved September 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Aikman Passes UCLA Past Nebraska 41-28". NewsOK. September 11, 1988. Retrieved November 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1988 Nov 9. Retrieved 2015-Oct-10.
  4. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1988 Nov 6. Retrieved 2015-Oct-02.
  5. ^ "1989 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved September 20, 2014.