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1983 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 45–9 vs. Illinois
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 17
1983 record7–4–1 (6–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (6th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (2nd season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 UCLA 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 7–4–1 record (6–1–1 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #17 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Illinois in the 1984 Rose Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1983 were quarterback Rick Neuheisel with 2,245 passing yards, running back Kevin Nelson with 898 rushing yards, and wide receiver Mike Sherrard with 709 receiving yards.[2] Neuheisel was selected as the 1984 Rose Bowl Most Valuable Player.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3at No. 15 Georgia*No. 20ABCL 8-1982,122
September 17Arizona StateCBST 26-2647,093
September 24at No. 1 Nebraska*L 10-4276,510
October 1BYU*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
L 35-3750,044
October 8at StanfordW 39-2155,804
October 15at Washington StateW 24-1430,000
October 22California
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 20-1658,062
October 29No. 11 Washington
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 27-2460,094
November 5at OregonW 24-1324,511
November 12at ArizonaCBSL 24-2742,640
November 19at USCW 27-1783,763
January 2vs. No. 4 Illinois*
NBCW 45-9103,217
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

USCEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• UCLA 3 3 7 14 27
USC 0 10 0 7 17

[3]

1984 NFL DraftEdit

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Don Rogers Defensive Back 1 18 Cleveland Browns
Jay Schroeder Quarterback 3 83 Washington Redskins
[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1983 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1983-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. "1983 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1983.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1982 Nov 20.
  4. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1984.htm
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