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1998 UCLA Bruins football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, L 31–38 vs. Wisconsin
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1998 record10–2 (8–0 Pac-10)
Head coachBob Toledo (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorAl Borges (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Aliotti (1st season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 98,636)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#8 UCLA   8 0         10 2  
#4 Arizona   7 1         12 1  
Oregon   5 3         8 4  
USC   5 3         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
Arizona State   4 4         5 6  
California   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   2 6         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   0 8         3 8  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1998 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Bob Toledo. It was Toledo's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall and were Pacific-10 Conference champions with an 8–0 record. The Bruins played in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1999, losing to the Wisconsin Badgers.[1] The team was ranked #8 in the final AP Poll and #8 in the final Coaches Poll.

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1212:30 PMNo. 23 Texas*No. 6ABCW 49–3173,070[2]
September 1912:30 PMat Houston*No. 4FXW 42–2419,540[3]
October 312:30 PMWashington StateNo. 4
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 49–1767,210[4]
October 107:15 PMat No. 10 ArizonaNo. 3FSNW 52–2858,738[5]
October 1712:30 PMNo. 11 OregonNo. 2
ABCW 41–38 OT75,367[6]
October 2412:30 PMat CaliforniaNo. 2ABCW 28–1655,000[7]
October 313:30 PMStanfordNo. 2
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FXW 28–2464,820[8]
November 73:30 PMat Oregon StateNo. 3FSNW 41–3426,017[9]
November 1412:30 PMat WashingtonNo. 3ABCW 36–2472,391[10]
November 2112:30 PMUSCNo. 3
ABCW 34–1788,080[11]
December 511:00 AMat Miami (FL)*No. 3ESPNL 45–4946,819[12]
January 11:30 PMvs. No. 9 Wisconsin*No. 6
ABCL 31–3893,872[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1998 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Bennett, DrewDrew Bennett So
WR 87 Farmer, DannyDanny Farmer Jr
T 71 Farris, KrisKris Farris Sr
RB 26 Foster, DeShaunDeShaun Foster Fr
QB 18 McNown, CadeCade McNown Sr
WR 3 Mitchell, FreddieFreddie Mitchell Fr
TE 40 Neufeld, RyanRyan Neufeld Sr
FB 39 Walendy, CraigCraig Walendy Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Abdul Azziz, AliAli Abdul Azziz Jr
CB 20 Allen, DamianDamian Allen So
S 7 Anderson, MarquesMarques Anderson Fr
CB 35 Atkins, LarryLarry Atkins Sr
LB 50 Ayanbadejo, BrendonBrendon Ayanbadejo Sr
CB 12 Bell, JasonJason Bell So
DT 99 Coleman, KenyonKenyon Coleman Sr
FS 27 McBride, TodTod McBride Sr
LB 47 Nece, RyanRyan Nece Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 58 Grau, JeffJeff Grau Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1998-09-28

Game summariesEdit

TexasEdit

Texas vs. UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
#23 Texas 3 0 7 21 31
#6 UCLA 21 14 7 7 49


HoustonEdit

UCLA vs. Houston
by Quarter1234 Total
#4 UCLA 0 21 14 7 42
Houston 6 8 7 3 24


Washington StateEdit

Washington State vs. UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Washington State 0 10 0 7 17
#4 UCLA 21 14 7 7 49


ArizonaEdit

UCLA vs. Arizona
by Quarter1234 Total
#3 UCLA 7 14 10 21 52
#10 Arizona 14 7 7 0 28


OregonEdit

Oregon vs. UCLA
by Quarter1234

<th width="20">OT</th>

Total
#11 Oregon 7 7 10 14

<td>0</td>

38
#2 UCLA 14 10 0 14

<td>3</td>

41

[14]


CaliforniaEdit

UCLA vs. California
by Quarter1234 Total
#2 UCLA 14 7 0 7 28
California 7 2 7 0 16

[15]

StanfordEdit

Stanford vs. UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Stanford 7 7 10 0 24
#2 UCLA 7 7 0 14 28


Oregon StateEdit

UCLA vs. Oregon State
by Quarter1234 Total
#3 UCLA 0 17 7 17 41
Oregon State 0 10 14 10 34


Washington Edit

UCLA vs. Washington
by Quarter1234 Total
#3 UCLA 13 7 6 10 36
Washington 3 7 7 7 24


USC Edit

USC vs. UCLA
(Victory Bell)
by Quarter1234 Total
USC 3 7 7 0 17
#3 UCLA 14 13 0 7 34

Eight straight wins against the Trojans.

Miami (FL)Edit

UCLA vs. Miami
by Quarter1234 Total
#3 UCLA 7 10 21 7 45
Miami 14 7 7 21 49


Rose BowlEdit

Wisconsin vs. UCLA
(Rose Bowl)
by Quarter1234 Total
#9 Badgers 7 17 7 7 38
#6 UCLA 7 14 7 3 31

First quarter scoring: Wisconsin – Ron Dayne 54-yard run (Matt Davenport kick); UCLA – Jermaine Lewis 38-yard pass from Cade McNown (Chris Sailer kick)

Second quarter scoring: Wisconsin – Dayne seven-yard run (Davenport kick); UCLA – Durell Price 61-yard pass from Freddie Mitchell (Sailer kick); UCLA – Danny Farmer 41-yard pass from McNown (Sailer kick); Wisconsin – Dayne 10-yard run(Davenport kick); Wisconsin – Davenport 40-yard field goal

Third quarter scoring: Wisconsin – Dayne 22-yard run (Davenport kick); UCLA – Lewis 10-yard run (Sailer kick);

Fourth quarter scoring: Wisconsin – Jamar Fletcher 46-yard interception return (Davenport kick); UCLA – Sailer 30-yard field goal

1999 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Cade McNown 1 12 Quarterback Chicago Bears
Kris Farris 3 74 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Atkins 3 84 Outside Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs

ReferencesEdit

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