Bye Week Notes: No. 23/25 Bruins Prepare for Pac-10 Opener
Sept. 19, 2005
Mon., Sept. 19 - Coach Dorrell Weekly News Conf. (1:30 p.m.)
Tues. Sept. 20 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 21 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 22 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 26 - Coach Dorrell Weekly News Conf. (1:30 p.m.)
Tues., Sept. 27 - Last day to interview Bruin quarterbacks
Wed., Sept. 28 - Last day to interview all other players
Thu., Sept. 29 - Coach Dorrell meets with media post-practice (first day of classes)
Sat., Oct. 1 - Washington at UCLA (7:15 p.m. on FSNW2)
GAME 4: UCLA (3-0, ranked No. 23 by USA Today/Coaches,No. 25 by AP) welcomes Washington (1-2 prior to this week'sgame against Notre Dame) to the Rose Bowl on Oct. 1.This is UCLA's 87th season of football. The 2005 season isUCLA's 24th in the Rose Bowl. Since moving to Pasadenafor the 1982 season, the Bruins are 95-43-2 on their homefield, 10-4 under coach Dorrell.
HONORARY TEAM CAPTAIN
Former UCLA wide receiverCormac Carney (1980-82) will serve as the honorary teamcaptain for the Washington game. The Bruins posted 26wins in Carney's three seasons at UCLA, which culminatedwith a win over Michigan in the 1983 Rose Bowl game. Hewas UCLA's career leader in receptions (108) and receivingyardage (1,909) at the conclusion of his career andstill ranks 10th, tied with Karl Dorrell, and 11th, respectively,in those two categories.
In July, Carney, a federal judge in Orange County, was inductedinto the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall ofFame.
HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
Football standout (1953-55)Hardiman Cureton, a member of the national championshipteam from 1954, heads a class of eight Bruins being inductedinto the UCLA Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned aroundthe game on Oct. 1 against Washington. Also in the classare Dawn Dumble (women's track and field), Allen Fox (tennis),John Godina (track and field), Ed O'Bannon (basketball),Mike O'Hara (volleyball), Art Shurlock (gymnastics),Kenny Washington (basketball).
The new class will be inducted during an on-campus dinner onFriday night (Sept. 30) and will be introduced at halftime ofthe Washington game.
2005 PRE-SEASON AWARD WATCH LISTS
Maurice Drew, RB - Maxwell Award as nation's outstandingplayer ... Doak Walker Award as nation's top running back
Spencer Havner, LB - Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker;Walter Camp Player of the Year Award; Lott Trophy as nation'stop defensive player; Nagurski Trophy as nation's top defender...Bednarik Award as nation's top defender; LombardiAward as nation's top lineman
Justin Hickman, DL - Hendricks Award as nation's top defensiveend
Marcedes Lewis, TE - Walter Camp Player of the Year Award... Mackey Award as nation's top tight end ... Lombardi Awardas nation's top lineman
Justin London, LB - Lott Trophy as nation's top defensive player;Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman; Butkus Award asnation's top linebacker
Mike McCloskey, C - Rimington Trophy as nation's top center;Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman
Justin Medlock, PK - Groza Award as nation's top place kickerKyle Morgan, DL - Hendricks Award as nation's top defensiveend
Drew Olson, QB - Unitas Award as nation's top senior quarterback
Jarrad Page, DB - Thorpe Award as nation's top defensive back
UCLA leads the series with Washingtonby a count of 34-28-2. The Bruins have won the last fourmeetings and are 7-1 in the last eight matchups. The teamshave met in each of the last 12 seasons and UCLA ownsan 8-4 record (5-1 in the Rose Bowl) in those meetings.The Bruins won last year's contest by a 37-31 score in Seattle,rallying from a 24-7 first quarter deficit. Maurice Drewrushed for a school-record 322 yards and set another schoolmark with five touchdowns. Drew had 169 yards in the firstquarter and 235 yards at the half. He scored on runs of 47,62, 58, 15 and 37 yards. The Bruins rushed for 424 yards,their best effort since producing 446 yards in a 1979 gameagainst Oregon.
In the last meeting in the Rose Bowl (2003), the Bruins recordeda 46-16 win. UCLA spotted the Huskies a 13-0 leadbefore storming back and outscoring the visitors 39-0 overthe final 30 minutes of the contest. The game turned aroundin the first seconds of the second half when Dave Ballsacked the Husky quarterback in the end zone and RodneyLeisle recovered for a touchdown. With 4:19 remaining inthe third quarter, the Bruins took the lead for good on aManuel White one-yard run.
NOTING THE HUSKIES
Head Coach Tyrone Willinghamwas 3-4 in games versus UCLA while at Stanford (1995-2001). He was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999after leading Stanford to its first Rose Bowl appearance(2000 game) since the 1972 game. Willingham was selectedthe National Coach of the Year following the 2002season when he led Notre Dame to the Gator Bowl.
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