UCLA Returns To Rose Bowl, Hosts Aztecs
Sept. 27, 2004
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER --
Mon., Sept. 27 - Coach Dorrell Media Briefing (1:30 p.m.)
Tue., Sept. 28 - Coach Dorrell on Pac-10 Teleconference (10:30
a.m.); Last day to interview Bruin quarterbacks
Wed., Sept. 29 - Last day to interview UCLA players
Sat. Oct. 2 - UCLA vs. San Diego State on Fox Sports Net
West 2 (4:00 p.m. PDT).
GAME 4 -- UCLA begins a two-game homestand in GameNo. 4 when it hosts San Diego State on Saturday, Oct. 2. TheBruins are 2-1 overall and 1-0 in Pac-10 play. They have wontwo straight on the road -- 35-17 at Illinois and 37-31 atWashington. The Aztecs are now 2-1, having defeated Nevadalast Saturday, 27-10.
XTRA Sports 690/1150 and the Bruin Radio Network broad-castsall of the Bruin games with Chris Roberts and MattStevens in the booth. Wayne Cook will work the sidelines.The game can also be heard nationally on Sirius SatelliteRadio.
Fox Sports Net West 2 will televise the game in SouthernCalifornia with Bill Macdonald and Mike Sherrard in thebooth and Lindsay Soto on the sidelines.
HONORARY CAPTAIN -- Fred McNeill, All-America defen-siveend in 1973, is this week's honorary captain. McNeill,who wore #92, played defensive end in 1971-72-73. Inaddition to earning All-America honors in 1973, he wasselected All-Coast in 1972-73. He was a first-round pickof the Minnesota Vikings in the 1974 NFL draft. He playedwith the Vikings from 1974-1985 and appeared in twoSuper Bowls.
AT THE GAME -- The two-time NCAA defending championUCLA softball team will be introduced between the firstand second quarters of the game. The first 10,000 fans inattendance will receive a UCLA team card (team photo).
DID YOU KNOW? --Maurice Drew rushed for 322 yards and five touchdowns atWashington, setting UCLA records in both categories. Onlytwo players in Pac-10 history (ReubenMayes of Washing-tonState and Ricky Bell of USC) ever rushed for more yardsin a single game.
Maurice Drew is averaging 44.3 yards on each of his six rush-ingtouchdowns this season (47, 47, 62, 58, 15, 37 for 266yards).
UCLA is one of just two schools (Minnesota is the other) tohave two players averaging over 100 yards rushing per game.Craig Bragg has moved into second on UCLA's career receptionlist with 169. He needs just 11 to move to the top of thelist. He has scored 20 career touchdowns and 11 have measuredat least 40 yards. Already the only player to recordtwo seasons of at least 50 receptions, Bragg will become thefirst Bruin ever to record three straight 1,000-plus all-purposeyardage seasons should he reach that level in 2004.
Bragg had 1,388 yards last season and 1,194 yards in 2002.At the end of his first two seasons of play, linebacker SpencerHavner had totaled 178 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and sixinterceptions to rank with some of UCLA's best ever players.
|James Washington, `84-85||228||3||10|
|Kenny Easley, `77-78||181||1||13|
|Matt Darby, `88-89||174||10||3|
|Jerry Robinson, `75-76||160||8||2|
|Don Rogers, `80-81||138||0||3|
|Donnie Edwards, `92-93||124||13||3|
Spencer Havner's 17 tackles against Illinois were the most bya Bruin since Robert Thomas made 18 at Washington Statein 2001. He has made 46 tackles in the first three games ofthe 2004 season (16 vs. Oklahoma State, 17 at Illinois, 13 atWashington) and leads the Pac-10 Conference (15.3 pergame).
Justin Medlock's 52-yard field goal against Oklahoma State isthe longest by a Bruin since 1997 and tied for fourth-longestin school history.
The 546 yards of total offense gained at Washington is the highesttotal under head coach Karl Dorrell. bettering the previoushigh of 481 yards in the previous game at Illinois. Thelast time the Bruins totaled more yards was Oct. 5, 2002,when they piled up 625 yards at Oregon State. The last timethe Bruins had at least 400 yards in three straight gameswas in 2001 (496 at Oregon State, 453 versus Washington,531 versus California).
UCLA's 424 yards rushing at Washington is its best effort sinceNovember 17, 1979, when it ran for 446 yards at Oregon ina 35-0 victory.