2005 UCLA Bruins football team
The 2005 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California and were coached by Karl Dorrell. It was Dorrell's third season as the UCLA head coach. The Bruins finished 10–2 overall, and were third in the Pacific-10 Conference with a 6–2 record. The Bruins were invited to play in the Vitalis Sun Bowl vs. Northwestern on December 30, 2005. After giving up 22 unanswered points in the first quarter, the Bruins came back to win 50–38. The team was ranked #16 in the final AP Poll and #13 in the final Coaches Poll.
|2005 UCLA Bruins football|
Sun Bowl champion
|2005 record||10–2 (6–2 Pac-10)|
|Head coach||Karl Dorrell (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Tom Cable (2nd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Larry Kerr (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Rose Bowl|
|2005 Pacific-10 football standings|
|No. 2 USC † $||8||–||0||12||–||1|
|No. 13 Oregon||7||–||1||10||–||2|
|No. 16 UCLA||6||–||2||10||–||2|
|No. 25 California||4||–||4||8||–||4|
Rankings from AP Poll
UCLA was ranked #24 by Lindy's and #19 by Blue Ribbon in the pre-season polls.
|September 3||7:00 PM||at San Diego State*||ESPN2||W 44–21||50,710|
|September 10||7:00 PM||Rice*||FSNW2||W 63–21||44,808|
|September 17||12:30 PM||No. 21 Oklahoma*||ABC||W 41–24||56,522|
|October 1||7:15 PM||Washington||No. 20||FSNW2||W 21–17||64,249|
|October 8||4:30 PM||No. 10 California||No. 20||TBS||W 47–40||84,811|
|October 15||3:30 PM||at Washington State||No. 12||FSN||W 44–41 OT||35,117|
|October 22||4:00 PM||Oregon State||No. 8||TBS||W 51–28||49,932|
|October 29||3:30 PM||at Stanford||No. 8||FSN||W 30–27 OT||42,850|
|November 5||3:15 PM||at Arizona||No. 7||FSNW2||L 14–52||55,775|
|November 12||4:00 PM||Arizona State||No. 14||ABC||W 45–35||84,983|
|December 3||1:30 PM||at No. 1 USC||No. 11||ABC||L 19–66 (vacated)||92,000|
|December 30||12:00 PM||vs. Northwestern*||No. 17||CBS||W 50–38||50,426|
San Diego StateEdit
On June 10, 2010, the NCAA found that Reggie Bush was ineligible for college athletics during the 2005 season, and USC was forced to vacate all wins from that year.
UCLA overcame a 22-0 deficit to Northwestern in the first quarter to win 50-38. This is the biggest comeback in UCLA football history.
|Harris||Not released||18||16||11||8||7||6||14||12||11||11||18||Not released|
|BCS||Not released||9||6||5||15||11||12||12||16||Not released|
- "2005-2006 Football Schedule". UCLA. Archived from the original on 2012-09-27. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
- "2005 Preseason Consensus". Stassen.com. Archived from the original on July 16, 2006. Retrieved December 2, 2011.