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1989 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1989 record3–7–1 (2–5–1 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (14th season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 104,091)
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 6 0 1     9 2 1
#23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
#25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1989 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 14th year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–5–1 Pac-10) and finished in ninth place in the Pacific-10 Conference. After going 3–7 in the first 10 games, the Bruins tied #8-ranked USC, 10-10, in the final game of the season at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1989 were quarterback Bret Johnson with 1,791 passing yards, running back Brian Brown with 463 rushing yards, and wide receiver Mike Farr with 471 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 9Tennessee*No. 6PrimeL 6-2454,316
September 16at San Diego State*No. 20W 28-2531,639
September 23No. 5 Michigan*No. 24
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCL 23-2471,797
September 30California
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
W 24-650,183
October 7Arizona StateNo. 25
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ESPNW 33-1453,188
October 14at ArizonaNo. 22ABCL 7-4251,562
October 21at Oregon StateABCL 17-1821,510
October 28Washington
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCL 27-2848,801
November 4at StanfordL 14-1745,000
November 11Oregon
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
PrimeL 20-3846,433
November 18at No. 8 USCABCT 10-1086,672
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Players and awardsEdit

  • Charles Arbuckle – tight end (309 receiving yards)
  • Frank Cornish – center (1st-team pick by Football News on 1989 All-America team)
  • Mike Farr – wide receiver (471 receiving yards)
  • Bret Johnson – quarterback (1,791 passing yards)
  • Kirk Magio – punter (1st-team pick by The Sporting News on All-America team; 1st-team pick on 1989 All-Pacific-10 Conference football team)
  • Scott Miller – wide receiver (414 receiving yards)
  • Kevin Williams – running back (380 rushing yards0
  • Shawn Wills – running back (440 rushing yards)
  • Jeff O'Flannagan – Defensive Back back (31 interceptions)

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1989 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1989-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. "1989 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1989.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.


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