1957 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1957 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the Pacific Coast Conference during the 1957 NCAA University Division football season. In their ninth and final year under head coach Red Sanders, the Bruins compiled an 8–2 record (5–2 in PCC, third).[1]

1957 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1957 record8–2 (5–2 PCC)
Head coach
CaptainJoe Harper, Jim Dawson
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Pacific Coast Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon State + 6 2 0     8 2 0
Oregon ^ + 6 2 0     7 4 0
UCLA 5 2 0     8 2 0
Washington State 5 3 0     6 4 0
Stanford 4 3 0     6 4 0
Washington 3 4 0     3 6 1
California 1 6 0     1 9 0
USC 1 6 0     1 9 0
Idaho 0 3 0     4 4 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
    Oregon State won the rivalry game over Oregon, but no-repeat rule was in effect
Rankings from AP Poll

UCLA's offensive leaders were quarterback Don Long with 479 passing yards, Chuck Kendall with 388 rushing yards, and Dick Wallen with 303 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 20Air Force*W 47-033,293[3]
September 27Illinois*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 16-648,714[4]
October 5at OregonL 0-2116,332
October 12Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 19-024,899
October 19No. 7 Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 26-746,120
October 26at StanfordNo. 15L 6-2046,000[5]
November 2California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 16-1444,772[6]
November 9at Washington StateW 19-1327,000
November 16at Pacific*W 21-023,000[7]
November 23at USC
W 20-964,818
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[8]

PersonnelEdit

PlayersEdit

  • Glen Almquist, end
  • Tom Avery, tackle
  • Barry Billington, fullback
  • Dick Butler, center
  • Craig Chudy, end
  • Rod Cochran, guard
  • John Davis, wingback
  • Jim Dawson, tackle
  • Bob Dinaberg, tackle
  • Dennis Dressel
  • Don Duncan, fullback
  • Steve Gertsman, blocking back
  • Joe Harper, guard
  • Chuck Kendall, tailback
  • Bill Leeka
  • Kurt Lewin, guard
  • Don Long, tailback
  • Bill Mason, wingback/defensive halfback
  • Paul Oglesby, tackle
  • Phil Parslow, wingback
  • Dan Peterson, center
  • Dave Peterson, blocking back/linebacker
  • Art Phillips, blocking back
  • John Pierovich, end
  • Dave Smith, tackle
  • Ray Smith, sophomore fullback
  • Jim Steffen, defensive end
  • Jim Wallace, sophomore tackle
  • Dick Wallen, end
  • Bob Weeden, sophomore center/tackle
  • Clint Whitfield, guard
  • Kirk Wilson, punter/tailback

CoachesEdit

Other personnelEdit

  • Head trainer - Ducky Drake
  • Team physician - Dr. Bob Anderson

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "1957 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. ^ "Bruins demolish air force, 47 to 0". Los Angeles Times. 21 September 1957.
  4. ^ Wolf, Al (28 September 1957). "48,714 SEE BRUINS DEFEAT ILLINOIS, 16-6: Invaders Beaten Decisively Bruins Hand Big Ten Foe Decisive Loss". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 167193208.
  5. ^ Wolf, Al (27 October 1957). "TRIBE TAME UCLA---COUGARS NIP TROY". Los Angeles Times.
  6. ^ Wolf, Al (3 November 1957). "UCLA nudges cal by 16-14". Los Angeles Times.
  7. ^ Wolf, Al (17 November 1957). "UCLA rolls over errant COP, 21-0". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ "2015 UCLA Bruins Football Media Guide Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Retrieved December 19, 2016.
  9. ^ UCLA Southern Campus 1958, Volume 39, p. 287.

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