1971 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1971 UCLA Bruins football team represented University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The team was coached by Pepper Rodgers and was ranked 15th by AP in the pre-season poll. The team finished the season with a 2–7–1 record.[1]

1971 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific-8
Record2–7–1 (1–4–1 Pac-8)
Head coach
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 10 Stanford $ 6 1 0 9 3 0
No. 20 USC 3 2 1 6 4 1
No. 19 Washington 4 3 0 8 3 0
California 4 3 0 6 5 0
Oregon State 3 3 0 5 6 0
Oregon 2 4 0 5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0 4 7 0
UCLA 1 4 1 2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 11Pittsburgh*No. 15L 25-2936,205[2]
September 18No. 3 Texas*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles
L 10-2836,504
September 25at No. 4 Michigan*L 0-3888,042
October 2Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles
L 17-3433,345
October 9at Washington StateW 34-2130,500
October 16at Arizona*W 28-1237,500[3]
October 23California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles (rivalry)
L 24-3130,741[4]
October 30Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles
L 12-2336,545
November 6at No. 12 StanfordL 9-2070,205[5]
November 20at No. 15 USC
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles
T 7-768,426
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

USCEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 0 7 0 7
USC 0 7 0 0 7

The game was played to a 7–7 tie before 68,426 at the Coliseum and a nationwide TV audience. Lou Harris scored for the Trojans and Marv Kendricks scored a 7-yard touchdown for the Bruins. Efrén Herrera kicked the PAT to tie the game in the third quarter.

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2013 UCLA Football Media Guide, UCLA, 2013
  2. ^ Prugh, J. (Sep 12, 1971). "Lightning strikes again; bruins fall". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
  3. ^ Prugh, J. (Oct 17, 1971). "Forget the pass--bruins (346 yards) rush to 28-12 win". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
  4. ^ Prugh, J. (Oct 24, 1971). "Cal outcasts steal another, 31-24". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
  5. ^ Mal, F. (Oct 7, 1979). "STANFORD KICK ON LAST PLAY DEFEATS UCLA". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
  6. ^ 1975 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletic News Bureau, 1975

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