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1989 Arizona Wildcats football team

The 1989 Arizona Wildcats football team represented University of Arizona during the 1989 NCAA Division I-A football season. The offense scored 248 points while the defense allowed 178 points. Led by head coach Dick Tomey, the Wildcats participated in the first Copper Bowl.

1989 Arizona Wildcats football
Copper Bowl champion
Copper Bowl, W 17–10 vs. NC State
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
APNo. 25
1989 record8–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coachDick Tomey (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorRip Scherer (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Mac Duff (3rd season)
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1988
1990 →
1989 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 USC $ 6 0 1     9 2 1
No. 23 Washington 5 3 0     8 4 0
Oregon 5 3 0     8 4 0
No. 25 Arizona 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon State 3 4 1     4 7 1
Washington State 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     3 8 0
UCLA 2 5 1     3 7 1
California 2 6 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 2StanfordNo. 18PrimeW 19–348,712
September 9at Texas Tech*No. 20L 14–2435,940
September 16No. 6 Oklahoma*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
W 6–350,931
September 23No. 11 WashingtonNo. 23
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
PrimeW 20–1750,935
September 30at OregonNo. 17PrimeL 10–1639,631
October 14No. 22 UCLA
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
ABCW 42–751,562
October 21at No. 15 Washington StateNo. 22W 23–2136,090
October 28Pacific (CA)*No. 17
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
W 38–1446,449
November 4at CaliforniaNo. 15ABCL 28–2929,000
November 11No. 9 USCNo. 25
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, Arizona
ABCL 3–2452,606
November 25at Arizona StateW 28–1074,926
December 31vs. NC State*
TBSW 17–1037,237
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Chris Singleton Linebacker 1 8 New England Patriots
Anthony Smith Defensive end 1 11 Los Angeles Raiders
Glenn Parker Tackle 3 69 Buffalo Bills
John Nies Punter 6 154 Buffalo Bills
Donnie Salum Linebacker 10 250 Atlanta Falcons

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