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1986 UCLA Bruins football
Freedom Bowl, W 31–10 vs. BYU
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 14
1986 record8–3–1 (5–2–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (9th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (5th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (5th season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Arizona State 5 1 1     10 1 1
#14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
#18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
#11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 11th year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled an 8–3–1 record (5–2–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #12 in the final AP Poll. The Bruins went on to defeat BYU in the 1986 Freedom Bowl.[1] On November 1, 1986, UCLA's defense scored three touchdowns against Oregon State.[2]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1986 were quarterback Matt Stevens with 1,869 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 1,405 rushing yards, and wide receiver Flipper Anderson with 675 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6at No. 1 Oklahoma*No. 4ABCL 3-3875,684
September 20at San Diego State*No. 19W 45-1450,338
September 27Long Beach State*No. 16PrimeW 41-2348,140
October 4No. 16 Arizona StateNo. 15
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
CBSL 9-1651,533
October 11No. 11 Arizona
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
CBSW 32-2551,279
October 18at CaliforniaNo. 19W 36-1059,000
October 25Washington StateNo. 17
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 54-1646,189
November 1at Oregon StateNo. 15W 49-023,703
November 8StanforddaggerNo. 12
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
CBSL 23-2868,857
November 15at No. 10 WashingtonNo. 19CBST 17-1759,916
November 22No. 10 USCNo. 18
PrimeW 45-2598,370
December 30vs. BYU*No. 15MizlouW 31-1055,422
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1986 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1986-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. Chris Foster, For UCLA's Ishmael Adams, a lost helmet equals lost punt return TD, Los Angeles Times, August 31, 2014.
  3. "1986 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1986.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.


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