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.
|1971 UCLA Bruins football|
|Record||2–7–1 (1–4–1 Pac-8)|
|Home stadium||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum|
|1971 Pacific-8 Conference football standings|
|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|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 11||Pittsburgh*||No. 15||L 25-29||36,205|
|September 18||No. 3 Texas*||L 10-28||36,504|
|September 25||at No. 4 Michigan*||L 0-38||88,042|
|October 2||Oregon State||L 17-34||33,345|
|October 9||at Washington State||W 34-21||30,500|
|October 16||at Arizona*||W 28-12||37,500|
|October 23||California||L 24-31||30,741|
|October 30||Washington||L 12-23||36,545|
|November 6||at No. 12 Stanford||L 9-20||70,205|
|November 20||at No. 15 USC||T 7-7||68,426|
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
- 2013 UCLA Football Media Guide, UCLA, 2013
- Prugh, J. (Sep 12, 1971). "Lightning strikes again; bruins fall". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
- Prugh, J. (Oct 17, 1971). "Forget the pass--bruins (346 yards) rush to 28-12 win". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
- Prugh, J. (Oct 24, 1971). "Cal outcasts steal another, 31-24". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
- Mal, F. (Oct 7, 1979). "STANFORD KICK ON LAST PLAY DEFEATS UCLA". Los Angeles Times – via ProQuest.
- 1975 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletic News Bureau, 1975
- Game program: UCLA vs. Washington State at Spokane – October 9, 1971