1967 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1967 UCLA Bruins football team represented UCLA in the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. The Bruins competed in what was then officially known as the Athletic Association of Western Universities, but informally known as the Pacific-8 Conference, a name it would formally adopt in June 1968.

1967 UCLA Bruins football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
Record7–2–1 (4–1–1 Pac-8)
Head coach
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 USC $ 6 1 0 10 1 0
No. 7 Oregon State 4 1 1 7 2 1
UCLA 4 1 1 7 2 1
Stanford 3 4 0 5 5 0
Washington 3 4 0 5 5 0
California 2 3 0 5 5 0
Oregon 1 5 0 2 8 0
Washington State 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The Bruins offense scored 284 points while the defense allowed 161 points.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16No. 9 Tennessee*No. 8W 20–1666,708[1]
September 23at Pittsburgh*No. 6W 40–831,210[2]
September 30at Washington StateNo. 4W 51–2324,200
October 7at Penn State*No. 3W 17–1546,007
October 14CaliforniaNo. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 37–1448,916
October 21at StanfordNo. 3W 21–1647,000[3]
November 4Oregon StateNo. 2
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
T 16–1650,172
November 11WashingtonNo. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 48–046,368
November 18at No. 4 USCNo. 1
L 20–2190,772
November 25Syracuse*No. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 14–3236,177
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

PersonnelEdit

1967 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 63 Ken Bajema
QB 16 Gary Beban Sr
OT 79 Gordon Bosserman
FB 22 Harold Busby
C 56 John Erquiaga
  George Farmer
HB 43 Greg Jones
G 68 Dennis Murphy
WR 89 Dave Nuttall
HB 33 Rick Purdy
OT 77 Larry Slagle
WR 87 Rich Spindler
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Zenon Andrusyshyn
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt


Season summaryEdit

USCEdit

#1 UCLA Bruins (7–0–1) vs. ##4 USC Trojans (8–1)
1 2 34Total
UCLA 7 0 7620
USC 7 7 0721

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information
First quarter
  • UCLA – Greg Jones 12-yard run (Zenon Andrusyshyn kick). UCLA 7–0. Drive:
  • USC – Pat Cashman 55-yard interception return (Rikki Aldridge kick). Tie 7–7.

Second quarter

  • USC – O.J. Simpson 13-yard run (Rikki Aldridge kick). USC 14–7. Drive:

Third quarter

Fourth quarter

  • UCLA – Dave Nuttall -yard pass from Gary Beban (kick blocked). UCLA 20—14. Drive:
  • USC – O.J. Simpson 64-yard run (Rikki Aldridge kick). USC 21—20. Drive:

Team players drafted into the NFL/AFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL/AFL club
Gary Beban Quarterback 2 30 Los Angeles Rams
Larry Slagle Guard 11 285 St. Louis Cardinals
Don Manning Linebacker 17 436 Cincinnati Bengals
Source:[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Gary Beban, Heisman Trophy [5]
  • Gary Beban, Maxwell Award[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Prugh, J. (17 September 1967). "BEBAN PULLS IT OUT FOR BRUINS, 20-16". Los Angeles Times. ProQuest 155852141.
  2. ^ "UCLA outclasses pittsburgh by 40 to 8; greg jones rambles for 160 yards". The Washington Post. 24 September 1967.
  3. ^ Prugh, J. (22 October 1967). "Bruins squeak past aroused stanford". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "1968 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2007-12-21.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-04-11. Retrieved 2007-04-16.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Football".

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