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2005 UCLA Bruins football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 50–38 vs. Northwestern
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 16
2005 record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coachKarl Dorrell (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorTom Cable (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Kerr (3rd season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 USC   0 0         0 1  
#13 Oregon   7 1         10 2  
#16 UCLA   6 2         10 2  
#25 California   4 4         8 4  
Arizona State   4 4         7 5  
Stanford   4 4         5 6  
Oregon State   3 5         5 6  
Arizona   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   1 7         4 7  
Washington   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
  • USC vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) due to NCAA sanctions.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall, and were third in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 6–2 record.[1] The Bruins were invited to play in the Vitalis Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern on December 30, 2005. After giving up 22 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Bruins came back to win 50–38. The team was ranked #16 in the final AP Poll and #13 in the final Coaches Poll.

Pre-seasonEdit

UCLA was ranked #24 by Lindy's and #19 by Blue Ribbon in the pre-season polls.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 PMat San Diego State*ESPN2W 44–2150,710[3]
September 107:00 PMRice*FSNW2W 63–2144,808[4]
September 1712:30 PMNo. 21 Oklahoma*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 41–2456,522[5]
October 17:15 PMWashingtonNo. 20
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNW2W 21–1764,249[6]
October 84:30 PMNo. 10 CaliforniaNo. 20
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
TBSW 47–4084,811[7]
October 153:30 PMat Washington StateNo. 12FSNW 44–41 OT35,117[8]
October 224:00 PMOregon StatedaggerNo. 8
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
TBSW 51–2849,932[9]
October 293:30 PMat StanfordNo. 8FSNW 30–27 OT42,850[10]
November 53:15 PMat ArizonaNo. 7FSNW2L 14–5255,775[11]
November 124:00 PMArizona StateNo. 14
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 45–3584,983[12]
December 31:30 PMat No. 1 USCNo. 11ABCL 19–66 (vacated)92,000[13]
December 3012:00 PMvs. Northwestern*No. 17CBSW 50–3850,426[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summariesEdit

San Diego State Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
UCLA 7 17 17 3 44
San Diego St 6 0 8 7 21


RiceEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Rice 7 7 7 0 21
UCLA 21 28 0 14 63


OklahomaEdit

#21 Oklahoma at UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Oklahoma 7 3 7 7 24
UCLA 10 3 7 21 41


WashingtonEdit

Washington at #20 UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Washington 3 7 7 0 17
UCLA 0 0 7 14 21


CaliforniaEdit

#10 California at #20 UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
California 14 13 10 3 40
UCLA 7 14 7 19 47


Washington StateEdit

#12 UCLA at Washington State
by Quarter1234

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

Total
UCLA 0 14 7 17

<td>6</td>

44
Washington St 14 14 10 0

<td>3</td>

41


Oregon StateEdit

Oregon State at #8 UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon St 7 7 7 7 28
UCLA 10 21 10 10 51


StanfordEdit

#8 UCLA at Stanford
by Quarter1234

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

Total
UCLA 0 3 0 21

<td>6</td>

30
Stanford 7 0 7 10

<td>3</td>

27


Arizona Edit

#7 UCLA at Arizona
by Quarter1234 Total
UCLA 0 7 0 7 14
Arizona 21 10 21 0 52


Arizona StateEdit

Arizona State at #14 UCLA
by Quarter1234 Total
Arizona St 14 14 0 7 35
UCLA 21 7 14 3 45


USCEdit

#11 UCLA at #1 USC
by Quarter1234 Total
UCLA 0 6 0 13 19
USC 10 21 21 14 66

On June 10, 2010, the NCAA found that Reggie Bush was ineligible for college athletics during the 2005 season, and USC was forced to vacate all wins from that year.

Sun BowlEdit

Northwestern vs. #17 UCLA
Sun Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
Northwestern 22 0 3 13 38
UCLA 7 22 7 14 50

UCLA overcame a 22-0 deficit to Northwestern in the first quarter to win 50-38. This is the biggest comeback in UCLA football history.

RankingsEdit

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

 

AP NR NR NR 25 20 20 12 8 8 7 14 12 11 11 17 16

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Coaches' NR NR NR 23 21 16 12 9 8 7 14 11 11 11 17 13

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Harris Not released 18 16 11 8 7 6 14 12 11 11 18

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BCS Not released 9 6 5 15 11 12 12 16

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ReferencesEdit

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