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1988 UCLA Bruins football
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1988 record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (13th season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Axman (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorBob Field (7th season)
Co-defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (7th season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 104,091)
Seasons
← 1987
1989 →
1988 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC 8 0 0     10 2 0
#6 UCLA 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Washington State 5 3 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 3 0     7 4 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Washington 3 5 0     6 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 6 0
Oregon State 2 5 1     4 6 1
Stanford 1 5 2     3 6 2
California 1 5 1     5 5 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1988 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1988 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by 13th-year head coach Terry Donahue and played its home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. They were members of the Pacific-10 Conference.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 3San Diego State*No. 5W 59–646,487
September 10No. 2 Nebraska*No. 5
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 41–2884,086
September 17Long Beach State*No. 2
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 56–342,464
October 1at No. 16 WashingtonNo. 2W 24–1771,224
October 8Oregon StateNo. 2
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 38–2146,550
October 15at CaliforniaNo. 2W 38–2158,000
October 22at ArizonaNo. 1W 24–349,922
October 29Washington StateNo. 1
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
L 30–3451,970
November 5at OregonNo. 6W 16–642,509
November 12StanforddaggerNo. 6
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 27–1770,552
November 19No. 2 USCNo. 6
L 22–31100,741
January 2vs. No. 8 Arkansas*No. 9W 17–374,304
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

1988 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 8 Aikman, TroyTroy Aikman Sr
TE 81 Arbuckle, CharlesCharles Arbuckle Jr
RB 21 Ball, EricEric Ball Sr
WR 4 Moore, ReggieReggie Moore So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Lake, CarnellCarnell Lake Sr
DB 23 O'Flannagan, JeffJeff O'Flannagan Jr
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

Season summaryEdit

NebraskaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#2 Nebraska 0 13 7 8 28
#5 UCLA 28 10 3 0 41

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Oregon StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 0 14 0 7 21
#2 UCLA 14 7 3 14 38

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OregonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#6 UCLA 3 0 7 6 16
Oregon 0 3 0 3 6

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 5 (2) 5 (2) 5 (2) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (3) 2 (1) 1 (33) 1 (35) 6 6 6 9 8 9 6

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Coaches 9 (2) 9 (2) 5 2 (13) 2 (5) 2 (7) 2 (6) 2 (5) 1 (37) 1 (41) 6 6 6 9 9 9 6

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Awards and honorsEdit

NFL drafteesEdit

The following players were selected in the 1989 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Troy Aikman Quarterback 1 1 Dallas Cowboys
Carnell Lake Defensive back 2 34 Pittsburgh Steelers
Eric Ball Running back 2 35 Cincinnati Bengals
Darryl Henley Defensive back 2 53 Los Angeles Rams
Jim Wahler Defensive tackle 4 94 Phoenix Cardinals
Marcus Turner Defensive Back 11 283 Kansas City Chiefs
Eric Smith Tackle 12 326 New York Giants
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ReferencesEdit


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