1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

The 1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 22–15 vs. Michigan
ConferencePacific-10
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 4
1986 record10–1–1 (5–1–1 Pac-10)
Head coachJohn Cooper (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Colletto (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Marmie (2nd season)
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
(Capacity: 70,021)
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Arizona State $ 5 1 1     10 1 1
No. 14 UCLA 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 18 Washington 5 2 1     8 3 1
No. 11 Arizona 5 3 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     8 4 0
USC 5 3 0     7 5 0
Oregon 3 5 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 6 1     3 7 1
California 2 7 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Season summaryEdit

Arizona State quarterback Jeff Van Raaphorst looked uncomfortable in the first two games of the season, wins over Michigan State and SMU. He threw five interceptions in the third game of year against Washington State, which ended in a 21–21 tie.[1] A 16–9 win for Arizona State over UCLA in Pasadena on October 4 later proved to be the deciding game in the race for the Pac-10 Conference title. The Sun Devils then defeated Oregon in Eugene and returned to Southern California to defeat USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, becoming the first Pac-10 team to beat both Los Angeles area conference members on their home turf.

With three straight wins at home over former WAC nemesis, Utah, Washington, and Cal, combined with a UCLA loss to Stanford, Arizona State clinched the Pac-10 title and a Rose Bowl berth on November 8.[1] The Sun Devils dropped their final game of the regular season to in-state rival Arizona, 34-17, in the annual battle for the Territorial Cup. The Sun Devils then defeated Michigan 22-15 on January 1, 1987 for their first Rose Bowl Game.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 137:30 PMNo. 20 Michigan State*WTBSW 20–1770,689
September 207:30 PMSMU*No. 18
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 30–070,511
September 277:30 PMWashington StateNo. 11
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
T 21–2170,543
October 411:30 AMat No. 15 UCLANo. 16CBSW 16–951,533
October 111:00 PMat OregonNo. 15W 37–1728,552
October 181:30 PMat No. 15 USCNo. 10W 29–2065,874
October 257:30 PMUtah*No. 9
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 52–767,130
November 17:30 PMNo. 6 WashingtonNo. 7
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
KTVKW 34–2171,589
November 85:00 PMCaliforniaNo. 5
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
WTBSW 49–070,239
November 157:30 PMWichita State*No. 5
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 52–665,333
November 221:30 PMat No. 14 ArizonaNo. 4CBSL 17–3458,267
January 13:00 PMvs. No. 4 Michigan*No. 7NBCW 22–15103,168

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PersonnelEdit

1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR Aaron Cox
WR 85 Chris Garrett
RB Darryl Harris
QB 10 Jeff Van Raaphorst Sr
FB Channing Williams
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Kent Bostrom
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
AP NR NR 18 11 16 15 10 9 7 5 5 (1) 4 (1) 8 7 4 
Coaches NR NR 17 11 14 13 10 9 7 5 5 4 8 8 5

Game summariesEdit

at ArizonaEdit

#4 Arizona State Sun Devils (9–0–1) at #14 Arizona Wildcats (7–2)
1 2 34Total
Arizona St 0 10 0717
Arizona 7 7 71334

at Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona

vs. Michigan (Rose Bowl)Edit

#4 Michigan vs. #7 Arizona State
1 234Total
Wolverines 8 700 15
Sun Devils 0 1363 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Reilly, Rick (November 17, 1986). "Coming Out Of The Desert Darkness With The Sun Devils". Sports Illustrated.
  2. ^ 1986 Arizona State Sun Devils Schedule and Results
  3. ^ "Arizona claims state supremacy." Eugene Register-Guard. 1986 Nov 23. Retrieved 2019-Jan-08.
  4. ^ "THE ROSE BOWL: ARIZONA STATE 22, MICHIGAN 15". Los Angeles Times. January 2, 1987. Retrieved November 9, 2019.