Washington vs. UCLA Postgame Notes
Nov. 2, 2002
Husky senior tight end Kevin Ware's 34 receptions are the fourth-most ever by a UW tight end in a single season. Ware also moved up to ninth on the UW tight-ends career receiving chart with 508 and to No. 5 on the tight ends career touchdown chart with five, all this season.
With 429 passing yards and 29 completions today, Husky junior quarterback Cody Pickett moved up to third on both the UW career passing yards list (5,655) and the career completions list (427). Pickett has also moved into the top-10 for season and career touchdown passes. With three touchdown passes today, Pickett has 20 TD passes this season (tied for third on the single-season list) and 30 in his career (tied for eighth on the career list).
With 429 passing yards today, Pickett improves his UW single-season passing yards record to 3,240 yards. Today's passing yard performance ranks third on the all-time list. Pickett owns the other top two performances: 455 yards vs. Arizona (2001) and 438 yards vs. Idaho (2002). Pickett also notched his eighth 300-yard passing game in nine contests, his seven-game streak having been broken last week at ASU.
Husky sophomore tailback Chris Singleton set new career highs for both carries (with 20) and for yards (with 92). His previous highs were eight carries for 38 yards, both set during the Idaho game earlier this season.
Husky senior wide receiver Paul Arnold tallied a career high 148 receiving yards today. His previous career high was 138 yards vs. Arizona last year.
Tim Galloway's first-quarter block of a Nate Fikse punt was the the first punt block of the season by the Huskies. For that matter, the UW has not yet blocked a field goal or PAT this year either. The last time a Husky blocked a punt was Oct. 21, 2000, when Owen Biddle blocked one in a game vs. California.
UCLA freshman tailback Tyler Ebell broke the Bruins' freshman record for single-season rushing yards today. With 734 yards on the year, Ebell moved past Eric Ball's mark of 703, set in 1985. Ebell topped the 100-yard mark for the fifth straight game. He tied Skip Hicks and Gaston Green for second place on the list of players with consecutive 100-yard games in a season. Ebell is the only true freshman among those three.
With his sack in the second quarter, Bruins defensive end Dave Ball extended his streak to seven consecutive games with a sack. With Ball's three sacks today, it gives him 10 on the season and ties him for sixth-place on the UCLA single-season sack list.
Ricky Manning's first-half-ending interception was the 13th of his career. That moved him into a tie for ninth on the Bruin's career INT list, alongside Craig Rutledge (1983-86), Lupe Sanchez (1979-83) and Bill Stits (1951-53). Kenny Easley (1977-80) owns the UCLA career mark with 19 interceptions.
Spencer Havner's fourth-quarter interception and return for a touchdown was his second interception return for a touchdown this season. He has three interceptions on the year.
UCLA's four interceptions is a season high.
Punter Nate Fikse became UCLA's career punting yardage leader today with 214 punting yards, giving him a career total of 10, 316 yards on 241 punts. The 241 punts ties him for first-place with Chris Sailer.
Craig Bragg's 48-yard punt return in the first quarter was by far the longest punt return the Huskies had allowed all season. The previous long was a 15-yarder in the Wyoming game. Other than a 14-yard return by a Michigan player and that Idaho return, the UW hadn't allowed any double-digit punt returns all year. Bragg's return was the longest of his career.
Marcus Reese's second-quarter interception was his second of the season. Both of his picks this year have been the result of deflections and have been returned inside the opponents' 10-yard line.