1986 Freedom Bowl
3rd Freedom Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Brigham Young University 3 0 0 7 10
University of California, Los Angeles 7 0 17 7 31
Date December 30, 1986
Season 1986
Stadium Anaheim Stadium
Location Anaheim, California
MVP Gaston Green (UCLA RB)
National anthem BYU Cougar Marching Band
Halftime show BYU Cougar Marching Band
Attendance 55,422
Freedom Bowl
 < 1985  1987

The 1986 Freedom Bowl was a college football bowl game played on December 30, 1986. It was the 3rd Freedom Bowl Game. The UCLA Bruins defeated the BYU Cougars 31-10. UCLA tailback Gaston Green was named the Player Of The Game. He ran for a record 266 yards, 2nd only at the time to Curtis Dickey who ran for 276 in the Hall of Fame Bowl. This is still the PAC-10 record for Most Net Rushing Yards in a bowl game,[1] and fourth highest in NCAA bowl history.[2]


See also 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season

BYU CougarsEdit

The BYU Cougars were the 2nd place team in the WAC.

UCLA BruinsEdit

The UCLA Bruins were tied for 2nd in the Pac-10.

Game summaryEdit

The weather was overcast and 68 degrees.


First QuarterEdit

Second QuarterEdit

No Score

Third QuarterEdit

  • UCLA — Green, one-yard run. Franey converts.
  • UCLA — Franey, 49-yard field goal.
  • UCLA — Green, 79-yard run. Franey converts.

Fourth QuarterEdit

  • UCLA — Karl Dorrell, 13-yard pass from Green. Franey converts.
  • BYU — Bruce Hansen three-yard run. Chitty converts.


Future NFL players Edit


  1. PACIFIC-10 conference football media guide
  2. NCAA Division 1 football record book


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