1978 UCLA Bruins football
Fiesta Bowl, T 10–10 vs. Arkansas
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 14
1978 record8–3–1 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (3rd season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 USC 6 1 0     12 1 0
#14 UCLA 6 2 0     8 3 1
Washington 6 2 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 4 3 0     9 3 0
#17 Stanford 4 3 0     8 4 0
California 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 6 0     3 7 1
Washington State 1 7 0     3 7 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Pacific-8 Conference became the Pacific-10 Conference by adding Arizona and Arizona State to the league. This was Terry Donahue's third season as head coach of the Bruins.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 9at No. 11 WashingtonNo. 12W 10-755,780
September 16at Tennessee*No. 9W 13-085,897
September 23at Kansas*No. 8L 24-2843,120 [2]
September 30MinnesotaNo. 18W 17-340,369
October 7No. 17 StanfordNo. 16
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 27-2654,106
October 14Washington StateNo. 14
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 45-3140,023
October 21at CaliforniaNo. 10W 45-062,500 [3]
October 27ArizonaNo. 10
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 24-1441,077[4]
November 4OregonNo. 9
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 23-2137,314
November 11at Oregon StateNo. 9L 13-1528,000
November 18No. 5 USCNo. 14
L 10-1790,387
December 25vs. No. 8 Arkansas*No. 15T 10-1055,227
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2014 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletics Department, 2014
  2. "The Yardstick". Los Angeles Times. September 24, 1978. https://search.proquest.com/docview/158624072. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  3. Shepard, Terry (October 22, 1978). "Cal's Passing Sparks UCLA to 45-0 Win". Los Angeles Times. https://search.proquest.com/docview/158656793. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  4. "The Yardstick". Los Angeles Times. October 28, 1978. https://search.proquest.com/docview/158714597?. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
  5. "2015 UCLA Bruins Football Media Guide Year-by-Year Results". http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/uclabruins.com/documents/2015/8/13/FB_15MG_96_100.pdf. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
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