2019 UCLA Bruins football team

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2019 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA Bruins script.svg
ConferencePac-12 Conference
DivisionSouth Division
2019 record2–5 (2–2 Pac-12)
Head coachChip Kelly (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJustin Frye (1st as OC; 2nd overall season)
Defensive coordinatorJerry Azzinaro (2nd season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Pac-12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Division
No. 11 Oregon   4 0         6 1  
Oregon State   2 2         3 4  
Washington   2 3         5 3  
Stanford   2 3         3 4  
California   1 3         4 3  
Washington State   1 3         4 3  
South Division
No. 12 Utah   3 1         6 1  
USC   3 1         4 3  
Arizona   2 2         4 3  
No. 24 Arizona State   2 2         5 2  
UCLA   2 2         2 5  
Colorado   1 3         3 4  
Championship: December 6, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of October 21, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 UCLA Bruins football team represents the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bruins play their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. UCLA competes as a member of the South Division of the Pac-12 Conference. The team is led by second-year head coach Chip Kelly.

Previous season[edit]

The Bruins finished the 2018 season 3–9 overall, 3–6 in Pac-12 play to finish in fifth place in the South Division. Their 3–9 record was their worst record since 1971.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Outside linebackers and special teams coach Roy Manning left to become the cornerbacks coach at Oklahoma. He was replaced by Jason Kaufusi.

2019 NFL Draft[edit]

Bruins who were picked in the 2019 NFL Draft:

Round Pick Player Position Team
7 254 Caleb Wilson Tight end Arizona Cardinals

Preseason[edit]

Pac-12 media days[edit]

Pac-12 media poll[edit]

In the 2019 Pac-12 preseason media poll, UCLA was voted to finish in a tie for third with Arizona State in third place in the South Division.[2]

Media poll (South Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Utah 206 (33)
2 USC 167 (2)
3 Arizona State 118
UCLA 118
5 Arizona 85
6 Colorado 46

Position key[edit]

Back B Center C Cornerback CB Defensive back DB
Defensive end DE Defensive lineman DL Defensive tackle DT End E
Fullback FB Guard G Halfback HB Kicker K
Kickoff returner KR Offensive tackle OT Offensive lineman OL Linebacker LB
Long snapper LS Punter P Punt returner PR Quarterback QB
Running back RB Safety S Tight end TE Wide receiver WR

Recruits[edit]

The Bruins signed a total of 15 recruits during the Early Signing Period.[3][4][5]

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 294:00 p.m.at Cincinnati*ESPNL 14–2438,032
September 71:15 p.m.San Diego State*P12NL 14–2336,951
September 145:00 p.m.No. 5 Oklahoma*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FOXL 14–4852,578
September 217:30 p.m.at No. 19 Washington StateESPNW 67–6332,952
September 287:30 p.m.at ArizonaESPNL 17–2038,283
October 56:00 p.m.Oregon State
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
P12NL 31–4848,532
October 176:00 p.m.at StanfordESPNW 34–1631,464
October 264:30 p.m.No. 24 Arizona Statedagger
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
P12N  
November 26:00 p.m.Colorado
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
P12N  
November 16at Utah   
November 23at USC   
November 30California
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
   
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summaries[edit]

at Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 7 7 0 14
Bearcats 7 3 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 Sep. 1, 2018 L, 17–26

San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 10 0 10 3 23
Bruins 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–1–1 Sep. 5, 2009 W, 33–14

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 5 Sooners 17 17 7 7 48
Bruins 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 Sep. 8, 2018 L, 21–49

at Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 10 7 21 29 67
No. 19 Cougars 7 28 14 14 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–21–1 Oct. 15, 2016 L, 21–27

at Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 0 10 0 17
Wildcats 0 6 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–17–2 Oct. 20, 2018 W, 31–30

Oregon State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 21 6 14 7 48
Bruins 0 10 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
42–17–4 Nov. 12, 2016 W, 38–24

at Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 14 7 6 7 34
Cardinal 10 0 0 6 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
46–42–3 Nov. 24, 2018 L, 42–49

Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 24 Sun Devils 0
Bruins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–14–1 Nov. 10, 2018 L, 28–31

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0
Bruins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4 Sep. 28, 2018 L, 16–38

at Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0
Utes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6 Oct. 26, 2018 L, 10–41

at USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0
Trojans 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
49–32–7 Nov. 17, 2018 W, 34–27

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Bears 0
Bruins 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
54–33–1 Oct. 13, 2018 W, 37–7

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at UCLA Alma mater (Year)
Chip Kelly Head coach 2nd New Hampshire (1990)
Justin Frye Offensive coordinator/Offensive line coach 2nd Indiana (2006)
Dana Bible Quarterbacks coach 2nd Cincinnati (1976)
Jerry Azzinaro Defensive coordinator 2nd American International College (1982)
DeShaun Foster Running backs coach 3rd UCLA (2002)
Jimmie Dougherty Wide receivers/Passing game coordinator 3rd Missouri (2001)
Vince Oghobaase Defensive line coach 2nd Duke (2010)
Don Pellum Linebackers coach 2nd Oregon (1985)
Paul Rhoads Defensive backs coach 2nd Missouri Western (1988)
Jason Kaufusi Outside linebackers coach 1st Utah (2004)
Derek Sage Tight ends coach/Special teams coordinator 2nd Cal State Northridge (2003)

Roster[edit]

2018 UCLA Bruins Roster

Quarterback

  •  1 Dorian Thompson-Robinson - Sophomore
  •  3 Chase Artopoeus - Freshman
  •  4 Blake Kirshner - Freshman
  •  7 Colson Yankoff - Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Chase Griffin – Freshman
  • 12 Austin Burton – Redshirt Sophomore

Running Back

  • 15 Martell Irby - Sophomore
  • 19 Kazmeir Allen - Sophomore
  • 22 Keegan Jones - Freshman
  • 24 Sitiveni Kaufusi - Freshman
  • 27 Joshua Kelley Redshirt Senior
  • 28 Cole Kinder - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 32 Christian Grubb - Freshman
  • 33 Jahmon McClendon - Freshman

Receiver

  •  2 Kyle Philips - Redshirt Freshman
  •  9 Dymond Lee - Redshirt Junior
  • 10 Demetric Felton - Redshirt Junior
  • 14 Theo Howard - Senior
  • 15 Jaylen Erwin - Senior
  • 17 Josiah Norwood - Redshirt Freshman
  • 18 Kain Medrano - Freshman
  • 20 Charles Njoku - Freshman
  • 21 Michael Ezeike - Sophomore
  • 23 Chase Cota - Sophomore
  • 26 Ashton Authement - Freshman
  • 29 Delon Hurt - Sophomore
  • 36 Ethan Fernea - Senior
  • 37 Hudson Habermehl - Freshman

Tight End

  • 81 Matt Lynch - Redshirt Junior
  • 82 Josh Harris - Sophomore
  • 83 David Priebe - Redshirt Freshman
  • 85 Greg Dulcich - Redshirt Freshman
  • 86 Devin AsiasiRedshirt Junior
  • 87 Jordan Wilson - Redshirt Junior
  • 88 Mike Martinez - Freshman
  • 89 Michael Churich - Freshman
 

Offensive Lineman

  • 53 Luke Young - Freshman
  • 55 Michael Alves - Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Brad Whitworth - Freshman
  • 57 Jon Gaines – Redshirt Freshman
  • 62 Duke Clemens – Freshman
  • 64 Sam Marrazzo – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 65 Stephen DeFranco - Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 Mohamed Khalil - Redshirt Freshman
  • 66 Josh Carlin - Freshman
  • 70 Alec Anderson – Redshirt Freshman
  • 71 Baraka Beckett - Redshirt Freshman
  • 72 Zach Cochrun - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 73 Jake Burton - Redshirt Junior
  • 74 Sean Rhyan - Freshman
  • 75 Boss Tagaloa - Senior
  • 76 Christaphany Murray - Sophomore
  • 77 Beau Taylor - Freshman
  • 78 Lucas Gramlick - Redshirt Freshman

Defensive Lineman

  • 44 Martin Andrus, Jr. – Junior
  • 50 Tyler Manoa – Sophomore
  • 51 Ethan Matus – Redshirt Freshman
  • 53 Winston Polite – Redshirt Freshman
  • 55 Steven Mason – Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Atonio Mafi – Sophomore
  • 58 Datona Jackson – Junior
  • 61 Carson Drake – Freshman
  • 90 David Vardanian - Junior
  • 91 Otito Ogbonnia - Sophomore
  • 92 Osa Odighizuwa - Redshirt Junior
  • 93 Ulysses Aburto - Freshman
  • 94 Dovid Magna - Freshman
  • 97 Odua Isibor – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 99 Elijah Wade - Sophomore
 

Linebacker

  •  2 Josh Woods - Redshirt Senior
  • 11 Keisean Lucier-South - Redshirt Senior
  • 12 Rahyme Johnson – Sophomore
  • 14 Krys Barnes - Senior
  • 25 Tyree Thompson - Redshirt Senior
  • 26 Leni Toailoa - Redshirt Junior
  • 29 Adam Cohen - Sophomore
  • 33 Bo Calvert - Sophomore
  • 39 Barret Albright - Freshman
  • 41 Jayce Smalley - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 43 Je'Vari Anderson - Senior
  • 43 James Dinneen - Freshman
  • 45 Anthony James - Freshman
  • 46 Hayden Harris - Freshman
  • 47 Erich Osteen - Freshman
  • 47 Shea Pitts - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 48 Noah Keeter - Freshman
  • 49 Jonny Garnett - Freshman
  • 52 Lokeni Toailoa - Senior
  • 54 John Ward - Freshman
  • 57 Connor Barbato - Freshman
  • 81 Kayden Hoal - Freshman
  • 95 Jason Harris - Graduate Student

Defensive Back

  •  1 Darnay Holmes – Junior
  •  3 Rayshad Williams - Redshirt Freshman
  •  4 Stephan Blaylock - Sophomore
  •  7 Morrell Osling III – Junior
  • 12 Elijah Gates – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 19 Alex Johnson - Redshirt Freshman
  • 19 Jelani Warren - Freshman
  • 23 Kenny Churchwell III - Redshirt Freshman
  • 24 Jay Shaw – Redshirt Sophomore
  • 27 Patrick Jolly, Jr. - Redshirt Freshman
  • 28 Shamar Martin - Freshman
  • 30 Elisha Guidry – Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 Zack Huffstutter - Redshirt Freshman
  • 31 Kaleb Tuliau - Freshman
  • 32 William Nimmo, Jr. - Freshman
  • 35 Carl Jones - Freshman
  • 37 Quentin Lake - Junior

Punter

  • 49 Collin Flintoft - Redshirt Freshman
  • 88 Wade Lees - Graduate Student
  • 99 Carson Olivas - Junior

Kicker

  •  2 Nicholas Barr-Mira - Freshman
  • 17 JJ Molson - Senior
  • 21 Quentin Wallace - Redshirt Freshman

Long Snapper

  • 30 Johnny Den Bleyker - Senior
  • 51 Jack Landherr IV - Freshman
  • 58 Koby Walsh - Redshirt Junior

Sources: [1]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • September 23, 2019 – Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, running back Demetric Felton was named the Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week, and wide receiver/returner Kyle Philips was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

Notes[edit]

References[edit]