1989 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1989 Arizona Wildcats football
Copper Bowl champion
Copper Bowl, W 17-10 vs. NC State
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 25
1989 record 8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Dick Tomey (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Rip Scherer (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Larry Mac Duff (3rd year)
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC $ 6 0 1     9 2 1
#23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
#25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The offense scored 248 points while the defense allowed 178 points. Led by head coach Dick Tomey, the Wildcats participated in the first Copper Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 Stanford No. 18 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ Prime W 19–3   48,712
September 9 at Texas Tech* No. 20 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 14–24   35,940
September 16 No. 6 Oklahoma* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 6–3   50,931
September 23 No. 11 Washington No. 23 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ Prime W 20–17   50,935
September 30 at Oregon No. 17 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Prime L 10–16   39,631
October 14 No. 22 UCLA Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC W 42–7   51,562
October 21 at No. 15 Washington State No. 22 Martin StadiumPullman, WA W 23–21   36,090
October 28 Pacific (CA)* No. 17 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 38–14   46,449
November 4 at California No. 15 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA ABC L 28–29   29,000
November 11 No. 9 USC No. 25 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC L 3–24   52,606
November 25 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) W 28–10   74,926
December 31 vs. NC State* Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ (Copper Bowl) TBS W 17–10   37,237
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris Singleton Linebacker 1 8 New England Patriots
Anthony Smith Defensive End 1 11 Los Angeles Raiders
Glenn Parker Tackle 3 69 Buffalo Bills
John Nies Punter 6 154 Buffalo Bills
Donnie Salum Linebacker 10 250 Atlanta Falcons

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