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2006 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
2006 record7–6 (5–4 Pac-10)
Head coachKarl Dorrell (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Svoboda (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorDeWayne Walker (1st season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Uniform
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 USC §   7 2         11 2  
#14 California §   7 2         10 3  
#21 Oregon State   6 3         10 4  
UCLA   5 4         7 6  
Oregon   4 5         7 6  
Arizona State   4 5         7 6  
Arizona   4 5         6 6  
Washington State   4 5         6 6  
Washington   3 6         5 7  
Stanford   1 8         1 11  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's fourth season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 7–6 overall, and were fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 5–4 record.

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 24:00 PMUtah*FSNW 31–1059,709
September 97:00 PMRice*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNPTW 26–1646,023
September 234:00 PMat WashingtonTBSL 19–2958,255
September 307:15 PMStanford
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNW 31–072,095
October 74:00 PMArizona
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNPTW 27–765,644
October 1412:30 PMat No. 18 OregonABCL 20–3058,618
October 212:30 PMat No. 10 Notre Dame*NBCL 17–2080,795
October 284:00 PMWashington Statedagger
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCL 15–3753,058
November 45:00 PMat No. 10 CaliforniaABCL 24–3872,516
November 113:15 PMOregon State
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNPTW 25–767,532
November 187:15 PMat Arizona StateFSNW 24–1254,459
December 21:30 PMNo. 2 USC
ABCW 13–990,622
December 275:00 PMvs. Florida State*ESPNL 27–4440,331

Game summariesEdit

UtahEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Utes 0 10 0 0 10
Bruins 7 7 7 10 31



Ben Olson threw for 318 yards and 3 touchdowns, with no sacks. Total rushing for the Bruins was 107 yards.[1]

RiceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 10 6 16
Bruins 6 7 3 10 26



Ben Olson passed for 124 yards and 2 touchdowns. He was also sacked 4 times. Chris Markey rushed for 208 yards, and Kahlil Bell rushed for 102.[2]

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 13 3 3 0 19
Huskies 0 7 7 15 29



UCLA's started the game strong, scoring a field goal on the first drive and then recovering a Washington fumble to score a touchdown. The next two drives of the first quarter ended with field goals, and UCLA was up at the half 16-7.[3]

StanfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinal 0 0 0 0 0
Bruins 7 0 7 17 31



Eric McNeal blocked a Cardinal punt and returned it for a touchdown in the first quarter. Chane Moline rushed for 3 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked a 40-yard field goal in the fourth quarter. Kenneth Lombard recovered a fumble for a touchdown with 5:13 left in the game.[4]

ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 0 7
Bruins 7 7 6 7 27



Patrick Cowan passed for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 2 field goals in the third quarter. Al Verner had an 89-yard interception that he returned for a touchdown with 4:19 left in the game.[5]

OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 3 3 0 14 20
Ducks 20 0 7 3 30



Kahlil Bell rushed for 6 yards and 2 touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 112 yards, no touchdowns, and was sacked twice.[6]

Notre DameEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 14 0 3 17
Fighting Irish 7 3 3 7 20



Justin Medlock missed a 47-yard field goal in the first quarter, and made a 29-yard field goal in the fourth. William Snead and Marcus Everett both rushed for touchdowns. Patrick Cowan threw for 217 yards, 2 touchdowns, and was sacked 3 times.[7]

Washington StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 14 9 14 37
Bruins 6 9 0 0 15



Patrick Cowan threw for 252 yards and 1 touchdown.[8]

CaliforniaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 0 10 0 14 24
Bears 7 7 14 10 38



Patrick Cowan threw for 329 yards and no touchdowns. Chris Markey rushed for 136 yards and 1 touchdown. Chane Moline and Patrick Cowan also each rushed for a touchdown.[9]

Oregon StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Beavers 0 7 0 0 7
Bruins 0 6 7 12 25



Patrick Cowan threw for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns. Justin Medlock kicked 4 field goals.[10]

Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 7 7 3 7 24
Sun Devils 3 6 3 0 12



The Bruins became bowl eligible after beating Arizona State. Patrick Cowan threw for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns, and was sacked 3 times. Brandon Breazell rushed for 91 yards and 2 touchdowns.[11]

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 9 0 0 9
Bruins 7 0 3 3 13



The Bruins beat the Trojans for the first time since 1998, ending the Trojans chance to play in the National Championship game. Patrick Cowan passed for 114 yards and ran for another 55.[12]

Florida StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seminoles 7 6 10 21 44
Bruins 10 10 7 0 27



The Bruins lost to the Seminoles in their first appearance at the Emerald Bowl.[13] In February 2010, Florida State vacated this win due to NCAA rule violations.[14]

PlayersEdit

Depth chartEdit

Coaching staffEdit

ReferencesEdit

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