1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football team
|1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football|
Rose Bowl champion
|1986 record||10–1–1 (5–1–1 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||John Cooper (2nd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Jim Colletto (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Larry Marmie (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Sun Devil Stadium|
|1986 Pacific-10 Conference football standings|
|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|
Rankings from AP Poll
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. 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. 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.
|September 13||7:30 PM||No. 20 Michigan State*||WTBS||W 20–17||70,689|
|September 20||7:30 PM||SMU*||No. 18||W 30–0||70,511|
|September 27||7:30 PM||Washington State||No. 11||T 21–21||70,543|
|October 4||11:30 AM||at No. 15 UCLA||No. 16||CBS||W 16–9||51,533|
|October 11||1:00 PM||at Oregon||No. 15||W 37–17||28,552|
|October 18||1:30 PM||at No. 15 USC||No. 10||W 29–20||65,874|
|October 25||7:30 PM||Utah*||No. 9||W 52–7||67,130|
|November 1||7:30 PM||No. 6 Washington||No. 7||KTVK||W 34–21||71,589|
|November 8||5:00 PM||California||No. 5||WTBS||W 49–0||70,239|
|November 15||7:30 PM||Wichita State*||No. 5||W 52–6||65,333|
|November 22||1:30 PM||at No. 14 Arizona||No. 4||CBS||L 17–34||58,267|
|January 1||3:00 PM||vs. No. 4 Michigan*||No. 7||NBC||W 22–15||103,168|
|1986 Arizona State Sun Devils football team roster|
|AP||NR||NR||18||11||16||15||10||9||7||5||5 (1)||4 (1)||8||7||4|
vs. Michigan (Rose Bowl)Edit
|Overall record||Last meeting||Result|
- Reilly, Rick (November 17, 1986). "Coming Out Of The Desert Darkness With The Sun Devils". Sports Illustrated.
- 1986 Arizona State Sun Devils Schedule and Results
- "Arizona claims state supremacy." Eugene Register-Guard. 1986 Nov 23. Retrieved 2019-Jan-08.
- "THE ROSE BOWL: ARIZONA STATE 22, MICHIGAN 15". Los Angeles Times. January 2, 1987. Retrieved November 9, 2019.
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