1995 UCLA Bruins football team

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1995 UCLA Bruins football
Aloha Bowl, L 30–51 vs. Kansas
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1995 record 7–5 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue[1] (20th season)
Offensive coordinator Bob Toledo (2nd season)
Home stadium Rose Bowl
(Capacity: 102,083)
Seasons
← 1994
1996 →
1995 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 USC ^ + 6 1 1     9 2 1
Washington + 6 1 1     7 4 1
No. 18 Oregon 6 2 0     9 3 0
Stanford 5 3 0     7 4 1
UCLA 4 4 0     7 5 0
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 4 4 0     6 5 0
California 2 6 0     3 8 0
Washington State 2 6 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – Rose Bowl representative per tie-breaking rules based on overall record, due to Washington-USC tie
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1995 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was ranked 16th in the pre=season AP Poll. In the final game of the season, the Bruins lost to the 11th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks in the Aloha Bowl, 51–30. UCLA finished in a fifth place tie in the Pacific-10 Conference.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 5:00 PM No. 12 Miami (FL)* No. 15 Rose BowlPasadena, CA ABC W 31–8   60,091
September 9 4:00 PM at BYU* No. 12 Cougar StadiumProvo, UT ABC W 23–9   60,379
September 16 12:30 PM No. 20 Oregon No. 12 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC L 31–38   42,537
September 23 12:30 PM at Washington State No. 16 Martin StadiumPullman, WA ABC L 15–24   33,711
September 30 7:00 PM Fresno State* Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA PSN W 45–21   44,449
October 14 4:00 PM Arizona Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA ABC W 17–10   43,798
October 21 12:30 PM at No. 23 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA ABC W 42–28   45,075
October 28 12:30 PM California No. 24 Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA W 33–16   53,614
November 4 3:30 PM at Arizona State No. 22 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ PSN L 33–37   48,126
November 11 12:30 PM No. 22 Washington Rose Bowl • Pasadena, CA L 14–38   50,104
November 18 12:30 PM at No. 11 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) ABC W 24–20   91,363
December 25 12:30 PM vs. No. 11 Kansas* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) ABC L 30–51   41,112
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Aloha Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UCLA 0 0 7 23 30
Kansas 7 10 20 14 51

First quarter scoring: KU—Jim Moore, nine-yard pass from Mark Williams (Jeff McCord converts)

Second quarter scoring: KU—June Henley, 49-yard run. McCord converts; KU—McCord, 27-yard field goal.

Third quarter scoring KU—Henley, two-yard run. McCord kick fails; UCLA—Brad Melsby, eight-yard pass from Cade McNown (Bjorn Merten kick); KU—Isaac Byrd, 77-yard pass from Williams (McCord converts); KU—Andre Carter, 27-yard pass from Williams (McCord converts)

Fourth quarter scoring UCLA—Kevin Jordan, eight-yard pass from McNown (Merten kick); UCLA — Karim Abdul-Jabbar five-yard run (Melsby pass from McNown); KU—Williams, six-yard run (McCord converts); UCLA—Melsby, seven-yard pass from McNown (Abdul-Jabbar run); KU—Eric Vann, 67-yard run (McCord converts)

Running back Karim Abdul-Jabbar was named MVP of the Aloha Bowl.

Roster[edit]

1995 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 71 Kris Farris Fr
RB 20 Skip Hicks So
QB 18 Cade McNown Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 35 Larry Atkins Fr
LB 50 Brendon Ayanbadejo Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Americans: [3]
  • All-Conference First Team:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1995 UCLA Bruins Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com
  2. ^ 2012 UCLA Football Media Guide, UCLA Athletics Department, August 2012
  3. ^ 2014 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletics, 2014