2005 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA Bruins logo.svg
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 50–38 vs. Northwestern
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 16
Record10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorTom Cable (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Kerr (3rd season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 91,136)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 2 USC † $   8 0     12 1  
No. 13 Oregon   7 1     10 2  
No. 16 UCLA   6 2     10 2  
No. 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 later vacated 12 wins (8 in conference) and 1 loss 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-season

See also: 2005 NCAA Division I-A football rankings § Preseason polls

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

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 pmat San Diego State*ESPN2W 44–2150,710
September 107:00 pmRice*FSNW2W 63–2144,808
September 1712:30 pmNo. 21 Oklahoma*
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 41–2456,522
October 17:15 pmWashingtonNo. 20
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FSNW2W 21–1764,249
October 84:30 pmNo. 10 CaliforniaNo. 20
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
TBSW 47–4084,811
October 153:30 pmat Washington StateNo. 12FSNW 44–41 OT35,117
October 224:00 pmOregon StatedaggerNo. 8
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
TBSW 51–2849,932
October 293:30 pmat StanfordNo. 8FSNW 30–27 OT42,850
November 53:15 pmat ArizonaNo. 7FSNW2L 14–5255,775
November 124:00 pmArizona StateNo. 14
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 45–3584,983
December 31:30 pmat No. 1 USCNo. 11ABCL 19–6692,000
December 3012:00 pmvs. Northwestern*No. 17CBSW 50–3850,426
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

Game summaries

San Diego State

See also: 2005 San Diego State Aztecs football team

1 234Total
UCLA 7 17173 44
San Diego St 6 087 21

Rice

See also: 2005 Rice Owls football team

1 234Total
Rice 7 770 21
UCLA 21 28014 63

Oklahoma

See also: 2005 Oklahoma Sooners football team

#21 Oklahoma at UCLA
1 234Total
Oklahoma 7 377 24
UCLA 10 3721 41

Washington

Main article: 2005 Washington Huskies football team

Washington at #20 UCLA
1 234Total
Washington 3 770 17
UCLA 0 0714 21
  • Date: Saturday, October 1
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

California

See also: 2005 California Golden Bears football team

#10 California at #20 UCLA
1 234Total
California 14 13103 40
UCLA 7 14719 47
  • Date: Saturday, October 8
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Washington State

Main article: 2005 Washington State Cougars football team

#12 UCLA at Washington State
1 234OTTotal
UCLA 0 147176 44
Washington St 14 141003 41

Oregon State

See also: 2005 Oregon State Beavers football team

Oregon State at #8 UCLA
1 234Total
Oregon St 7 777 28
UCLA 10 211010 51
  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Stanford

See also: 2005 Stanford Cardinal football team

#8 UCLA at Stanford
1 234OTTotal
UCLA 0 30216 30
Stanford 7 07103 27

Arizona

See also: 2005 Arizona Wildcats football team

#7 UCLA at Arizona
1 234Total
UCLA 0 707 14
Arizona 21 10210 52

Arizona State

See also: 2005 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

Arizona State at #14 UCLA
1 234Total
Arizona St 14 1407 35
UCLA 21 7143 45
  • Date: Saturday, November 12
  • Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

USC

See also: 2005 USC Trojans football team

#11 UCLA at #1 USC
1 234Total
UCLA 0 6013 19
USC 10 212114 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 Bowl

See also: 2005 Northwestern Wildcats football team and 2005 Sun Bowl

Northwestern vs. #17 UCLA
Sun Bowl
1 234Total
Northwestern 22 0313 38
UCLA 7 22714 50

UCLA overcame a 22–0 deficit to Northwestern in the first quarter to win 50–38.

Rankings

See also: 2005 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movments
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP25202012887141211111716
Coaches23211612987141111111713
HarrisNot released1816118761412111118Not released
BCSNot released9651511121216Not released

References

  1. ^ "2005–2006 Football Schedule". UCLA. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  2. ^ "2005 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved December 2, 2011.