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1998 UCLA Bruins football team

The 1998 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1998 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Bob Toledo. It was Toledo's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall and were Pacific-10 Conference champions with an 8–0 record. The Bruins played in the Rose Bowl on January 1, 1999, losing to the Wisconsin Badgers.[1] The team was ranked #8 in the final AP Poll and #8 in the final Coaches Poll.

1998 UCLA Bruins football
UCLA Bruins logo.svg
Pac-10 champion
Rose Bowl, L 31–38 vs. Wisconsin
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1998 record10–2 (8–0 Pac-10)
Head coachBob Toledo (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorAl Borges (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Aliotti (1st season)
Home stadiumRose Bowl
(Capacity: 98,636)
Seasons
← 1997
1999 →
1998 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 UCLA $   8 0         10 2  
No. 4 Arizona   7 1         12 1  
Oregon   5 3         8 4  
USC   5 3         8 5  
Washington   4 4         6 6  
Arizona State   4 4         5 6  
California   3 5         5 6  
Oregon State   2 6         5 6  
Stanford   2 6         3 8  
Washington State   0 8         3 8  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Pre-seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1212:30 PMNo. 23 Texas*No. 6ABCW 49–3173,070[2]
September 1912:30 PMat Houston*No. 4FXW 42–2419,540[3]
October 312:30 PMWashington StateNo. 4
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
ABCW 49–1767,210[4]
October 107:15 PMat No. 10 ArizonaNo. 3FSNW 52–2858,738[5]
October 1712:30 PMNo. 11 OregonNo. 2
ABCW 41–38 OT75,367[6]
October 2412:30 PMat CaliforniaNo. 2ABCW 28–1655,000[7]
October 313:30 PMStanfordNo. 2
  • Rose Bowl
  • Pasadena, CA
FXW 28–2464,820[8]
November 73:30 PMat Oregon StateNo. 3FSNW 41–3426,017[9]
November 1412:30 PMat WashingtonNo. 3ABCW 36–2472,391[10]
November 2112:30 PMUSCNo. 3
ABCW 34–1788,080[11]
December 511:00 AMat Miami (FL)*No. 3ESPNL 45–4946,819[12]
January 11:30 PMvs. No. 9 Wisconsin*No. 6
ABCL 31–3893,872[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

RosterEdit

1998 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 11 Drew Bennett So
WR 87 Danny Farmer Jr
T 71 Kris Farris Sr
RB 26 DeShaun Foster Fr
QB 18 Cade McNown Sr
WR 3 Freddie Mitchell Fr
TE 40 Ryan Neufeld Sr
FB 39 Craig Walendy Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 48 Ali Abdul Azziz Jr
CB 20 Damian Allen So
S 7 Marques Anderson Fr
CB 35 Larry Atkins Sr
LB 50 Brendon Ayanbadejo Sr
CB 12 Jason Bell So
DT 99 Kenyon Coleman Sr
FS 27 Tod McBride Sr
LB 47 Ryan Nece Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 58 Jeff Grau Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster
Last update: 1998-09-28

Game summariesEdit

TexasEdit

Texas vs. UCLA
1 234Total
#23 Texas 3 0721 31
#6 UCLA 21 1477 49

HoustonEdit

UCLA vs. Houston
1 234Total
#4 UCLA 0 21147 42
Houston 6 873 24

Washington StateEdit

Washington State vs. UCLA
1 234Total
Washington State 0 1007 17
#4 UCLA 21 1477 49

ArizonaEdit

UCLA vs. Arizona
1 234Total
#3 UCLA 7 141021 52
#10 Arizona 14 770 28

OregonEdit

Oregon vs. UCLA
1 234OTTotal
#11 Oregon 7 710140 38
#2 UCLA 14 100143 41

[14]

CaliforniaEdit

UCLA vs. California
1 234Total
#2 UCLA 14 707 28
California 7 270 16

[15]

StanfordEdit

Stanford vs. UCLA
1 234Total
Stanford 7 7100 24
#2 UCLA 7 7014 28

Oregon StateEdit

UCLA vs. Oregon State
1 234Total
#3 UCLA 0 17717 41
Oregon State 0 101410 34

WashingtonEdit

UCLA vs. Washington
1 234Total
#3 UCLA 13 7610 36
Washington 3 777 24

USCEdit

USC vs. UCLA
(Victory Bell)
1 234Total
USC 3 770 17
#3 UCLA 14 1307 34

Eight straight wins against the Trojans.

Miami (FL)Edit

UCLA vs. Miami
1 234Total
#3 UCLA 7 10217 45
Miami 14 7721 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1995 W 31–8

Wisconsin (Rose Bowl)Edit

Wisconsin vs. UCLA
(Rose Bowl)
1 234Total
#9 Badgers 7 1777 38
#6 UCLA 7 1473 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 1994 L 16–21

1999 NFL DraftEdit

The following players were selected in the 1999 NFL Draft.

Player Round Pick Position NFL Team
Cade McNown 1 12 Quarterback Chicago Bears
Kris Farris 3 74 Tackle Pittsburgh Steelers
Larry Atkins 3 84 Outside Linebacker Kansas City Chiefs

ReferencesEdit

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  11. ^ Kawakami, Tim (November 22, 1998). "Bruin Defense Has a Ball Playing Take-Away". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  12. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (December 6, 1998). "Bruins Make Rose Bed : Tennessee Secures Fiesta Bowl Berth, With a Hopeful Florida State Waiting in the Wings". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  13. ^ Howard–Cooper, Scott (January 2, 1999). "After Dayne Runs Them Over, They Beat Themselves Up: UCLA Conquered and Divided After Rose Bowl Defeat". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  14. ^ "Oregon vs. Ucla". USA Today. October 17, 1998. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  15. ^ USA Today. Retrieved 2014-Nov-23.