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1987 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 co-champion
Aloha Bowl, W 20–16 vs. Florida
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 9
1987 record10–2 (7–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Axman (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (6th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (6th season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity 104,091)
Seasons
← 1986
1988 →
1987 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 USC § 7 1 0     8 4 0
#9 UCLA § 7 1 0     10 2 0
Washington 4 3 1     7 4 1
#20 Arizona State 3 3 1     7 4 1
Oregon 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arizona 2 3 3     4 4 3
California 2 3 2     3 6 2
Washington State 1 5 1     3 7 1
Oregon State 0 7 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1987 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1987 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 12th year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 10–2 record (7–1 Pac-10), finished in a tie for first place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #9 in the final AP Poll. The team's sole losses were against #2-ranked Nebraska (33-42) and USC (13-17). The Bruins went on to defeat Florida in the 1987 Aloha Bowl.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1987 were quarterback Troy Aikman with 2,527 passing yards, running back Gaston Green with 1,098 rushing yards, and wide receiver Flipper Anderson with 903 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5San Diego State*No. 3PPVW 47-1454,287
September 12at No. 2 Nebraska*No. 3ESPNL 33-4276,313
September 19Fresno State*No. 13
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 17-049,264
September 26ArizonaNo. 13
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 34-2455,823
October 3at StanfordNo. 11ABCW 49-057,500
October 17No. 16 OregonNo. 9
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
PPVW 41-1053,320
October 24CaliforniaNo. 8
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 42-1851,107
October 31at Arizona StateNo. 7ABCW 31-2370,754
November 7at Oregon StateNo. 7W 52-1720,104
November 14WashingtonNo. 5
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 47-1470,332
November 21at USCNo. 5ABCL 13-1792,516
December 25vs. Florida*No. 10ABCW 20-1624,839
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1987 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Aikman, TroyTroy Aikman Jr
WR 83 Anderson, FlipperFlipper Anderson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB Norton Jr., KenKen Norton Jr.
DB 23 O'Flannagan, JeffJeff O'Flannagan
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

OregonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon 0 7 3 0 10
UCLA 7 10 7 17 41

[3]


WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Washington 0 14 0 0 14
UCLA 13 3 17 14 47



[4]


1988 NFL DraftEdit

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

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Gaston Green Running back 1 14 Los Angeles Rams
Ken Norton, Jr. Linebacker 2 41 Dallas Cowboys
Flipper Anderson Wide receiver 2 46 Los Angeles Rams
David Richards Guard 4 98 San Diego Chargers
Dennis Price Defensive back 5 131 Los Angeles Raiders
James Washington Defensive back 5 137 Los Angeles Rams
James Primus Running back9 222 Atlanta Falcons
Mel Farr Running back9 248 Denver Broncos
Paco Craig Wide receiver10 254 Detroit Lions
Ben Hummel Linebacker12 317 Dallas Cowboys
[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1987 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1987-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. "1987 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1987.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1987 Oct 18.
  4. Gainesville Sun. 1987 Nov 15. Retrieved 2019-Jan-06.
  5. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1988.htm


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