1976 UCLA Bruins Football Team
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1976 UCLA Bruins Football Team
1976 UCLA Bruins football
Liberty Bowl, L 6-36 vs. Alabama
ConferencePacific-8
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
1976 record9–2–1 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coachTerry Donahue (1st season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1975
1977 →
1976 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 USC $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 15 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 1
Stanford 5 2 0     6 5 0
California 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 2 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon 1 6 0     4 7 0
Oregon State 1 6 0     2 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1976 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1976 NCAA Division I football season. Ranked at 17th in the pre-season AP poll, former UCLA player Terry Donahue took over as the head coach. The Bruins were 9-2-1 for the season and second in the Pacific-8 Conference. UCLA lost 6-36 in the Liberty Bowl to Alabama.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 9at No. 3 Arizona State*No. 17W 28-1050,876[2]
September 18Arizona*No. 5W 37-941,651[3]
September 25Air Force*No. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 40-737,302
October 2at No. 8 Ohio State*No. 4T 10-1087,969
October 9StanfordNo. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 38-2050,894
October 16Washington StateNo. 4
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 62-335,508
October 23at CaliforniaNo. 4W 35-1962,228
October 30at WashingtonNo. 3W 30-2147,187
November 6OregonNo. 3
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 46-032,470
November 13at Oregon StateNo. 2W 45-1422,151
November 20No. 3 USCNo. 2
L 14-2490,519
December 20vs. No. 16 Alabama*No. 7L 6-3652,736
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[4]

Personnel

Game summaries

California

1 234Total
• UCLA 14 0714 35
California 0 1306 19
  • QB Jeff Dankworth sat out the second quarter with a bruised hip; returned in the third

[5]

Alabama (Liberty Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Alabama 17 7 3 9 36
UCLA 0 0 0 6 6

1st quarter scoring: Alabama - Bucky Berrey 37-yard field goal; Alabama - Barry Krauss 44-yard interception return (Bucky Berrey kick); Alabama - Johnny Davis 2-yard run (Bucky Berrey kick)

2nd quarter scoring: Alabama - Jack O'Rear 20-yard pass from Tony Nathan (Bucky Berrey kick)

3rd quarter scoring: Alabama - Bucky Berrey 25-yard field goal

4th quarter scoring: Alabama - Bucky Berrey 28-yard field goal; UCLA - Jim Brown 61-yard run (Kick failed); Alabama - Rick Watson 1-yard run (2-point pass failed)

Awards and honors

  • All-American: Jeff Dankworth (QB), Oscar Edwards (DB), Jerry Robinson (LB, consensus)

References

  1. ^ 2014 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletics Department, 2014
  2. ^ "UCLA severs arizona state win skein at 13". Chicago Tribune (September 10, 1976). Chicago Tribune.
  3. ^ Oates, B. (September 19, 1976). "UCLA takes care of the rest of Arizona". Los Angeles Times.
  4. ^ "2015 UCLA Bruins Football Media Guide Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1976 Oct 24. Retrieved 2018-Oct-28.

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