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1985 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 45–28 vs. Iowa
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1985 record9–2–1 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (8th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (4th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (4th season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →

Template:1985 Pacific-10 football standings The 1985 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their tenth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 9–2–1 record (6–2 Pac-10), finished in first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #7 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat Iowa in the 1986 Rose Bowl.[1] Running back Eric Ball was selected as the most valuable player in the 1986 Rose Bowl.

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1985 were quarterback David Norrie with 1,819 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 712 rushing yards, and wide receiver Karl Dorrell with 565 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 7at No. 8 BYU*No. 20ESPNW 27-2465,455
September 14at Tennessee*No. 10ABCT 26-2694,370
September 21San Diego State*No. 12W 34-1654,625
September 28at WashingtonNo. 13CBSL 14-2160,801
October 5Arizona State
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
CBSW 40-1750,494
October 12at StanfordW 34-963,000
October 19at Washington StateNo. 18KNBCW 31-3032,302
October 26CaliforniaNo. 17
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
TBSW 34-761,530
November 9at ArizonaNo. 14W 24-1957,779
November 16Oregon StateNo. 13
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 41-045,102
November 23at USCNo. 8L 13-1790,064
January 1vs. No. 4 Iowa*No. 13
NBCW 45-28103,292
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

PersonnelEdit

  • Anderson (offense)
  • RB Eric Ball
  • Craig (offense)
  • WR Karl Dorrell
  • FB Mel Farr
  • Green (offense)
  • Greenwood (offense)
  • K John Lee (Sr)
  • QB David Norrie
  • Primus (offense)
  • QB Mark Stevens
  • Tennell (offense)
  • CB Marcus Turner (RS Fr)
  • WR Al Wilson

Game summariesEdit

CaliforniaEdit

California Golden Bears (3–4) at #17 UCLA Bruins (5–1–1)
1 2 3 4 Total
California 7 0 0 0

7

UCLA 3 17 7 7

34

at Rose BowlPasadena, California

  • Date: October 26
  • Game attendance: 61,530
  • [3]
Game information
California
  • Brown
    7/15, 78 Yds
  • Barbero
    5 Rush, 31 Yds
  • Vince Delgado
    6 Rec, 47 Yds, TD
UCLA

UCLA moved into first place in the Pac-10 with the win.

1986 NFL DraftEdit

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Mike Sherrard Wide receiver 1 18 Dallas Cowboys
John Lee Kicker 232 St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Walen Defensive tackle 374 Dallas Cowboys
Tommy Taylor Linebacker 497 San Diego Chargers
Robert Jenkins Tackle 6144 Los Angeles Rams
Steve Jarecki Linebacker 8195 Los Angeles Rams
[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1985 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1985-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. "1985 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1985.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. "UCLA spins Cal to hold the top." Eugene Register-Guard. 1985 Oct 27. Retrieved 2019-Jan-08.
  4. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1986.htm


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