No. 18/20 Bruins Open Pac-10 Season Hosting Huskies
Sept. 26, 2005
KEY DATES --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. 18 on the Harris poll, No. 20by AP and T-No. 20 by USA Today/Coaches) hosts Washington(1-3, 0-1) at the Rose Bowl on Oct. 1. Game time is 7:15and the contest will be televised live in Southern Californiaand Washington by Fox Sports Net West 2 (Channel 653 onDirect TV) and Fox Sports Net Northwest with Bill Macdonald,Mike Sherrard and Sonny Sixkiller in the booth and LindsaySoto on the sidelines.
The Bruins are ranked in back-to-back weeks for the firsttime since late in the 2001 season.
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 backSpencer 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
Drew Olson, QB - Unitas Award as nation's top senior quarterback
Jarrad Page, DB - Thorpe Award as nation's top defensive back
CONFERENCE OPENER -- Saturday's game against Washingtonis UCLA's Pac-10 opener. UCLA is 2-0 in leagueopeners under Karl Dorrell, having defeated Washington inboth 2003 and 2004. The Bruins have won their last fourPac-10 openers, last losing at Oregon in 2000.
SERIES NOTES -- 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.
The Huskies are 1-3 this season, 0-1 in Pac-10 play. LastSaturday, they dropped a 36-17 decision to Notre Damethat was closer than the score indicates. Offensively, Washingtonis averaging 382.2 yards per game, including 274.8in the air. Defensively, the Huskies are allowing 432.0 --248.8 in the air and 183.2 on the ground.
INDIVIDUAL NOTES -- In Drew Olson's last 11 games, hehas completed 196 of 316 (.620) passes for 2,587 yards, 22TDs, eight interceptions.
The 131 receiving yards by Marcedes Lewis at San Diego Stateare the most by a Bruin tight end since 2002, when MikeSeidman had games of 138 against Oregon State and 134versus San Diego State. Rick Walker's 145 yards versus OregonState in 1975 is the school record for tight ends.
In the 2005 opener at San Diego State, Spencer Havner ledthe Bruins with 13 tackles, including three for losses (onesack) and moved into the top 10 on the all-time Bruin careertackles list. He was named Defensive Pac-10 Player of theWeek. Last season, Havner led the Pac-10 in tackles (11.37/g). He made at least 13 tackles in five games in 2004. His 17stops at Illinois in 2004 were the most by a Bruin since RobertThomas made 18 at Washington State in 2001.
Maurice Drew's 66-yard punt return against Rice was the 13thtime in his career he has scored on a play which measuredat least 40 yards. It also tied the UCLA single-season andcareer records for punt returns in a career.
By kicking field goals of 52 and 50 yards at Oregon in 2004,Justin Medlock became the first Bruin to kick two field goalsof at least 50 yards in a game. He is the only Bruin ever tokick three field goals of 50 or more yards in the same seasonand is one of just two Bruins (John Lee is the other) to havefour career field goals of 50 or more yards.
Medlock connected on three field goals in the season openeragainst San Diego State and is now fifth on UCLA's careerfield goal list with 34. His nine PATs against Rice tied a schoolrecord.
Running back Maurice Drew's 114 rushing yards in the openerat San Diego State marked the seventh time in his career hehas topped to century mark. (142 v. Illinois, 2004; 322 v. Washington,2004; 161 v. San Diego State, 2004; 105 v. Stanford,2004; 126 v. Wyoming; 176 v. Arizona State, 2003)In the opener against San Diego State, Maurice Drew accountedfor 194 all-purpose yards, 114 on the ground and 80 on puntreturns. Against Rice, he accounted for 168 all-purpose yards,including 95 rushing, 66 on punt returns and seven on receiving.Drew's 66-yard scoring punt return against Rice was hisfifth kick return for a touchdown. (91 KOR v. Oklahoma, 2003;99 KOR v. USC, 2003; 72 PR v. SDSU, 2005, 66 PR v. Rice,2005; 68 PR v. Stanford, 2004). He had 100 all-purpose yardsin the win over Oklahoma.
Tight end Marcedes Lewis set a school record for tight endswith seven touchdown catches in 2004. He also holds thecareer mark with 12, including his 19-yard catch in the winover Oklahoma.
Only three quarterbacks in UCLA history have thrown for morethan 20 scores in a season -- 25 Cade McNown-1998; 24-Troy Aikman 1988; 24-Cade McNown-1997; 21-Tom Ramsey- 1982. In 2004, Drew Olson threw 20 scoring passes to rankfifth on that UCLA list.
In the first game of the 2005 season, Maurice Drew scoredthree touchdowns (averaging 45.6 yards in length) -- all in thefirst half. On UCLA's first offensive play of the year, he raced64 yards for a score. He also hit paydirt on a one-yard run inthe second quarter. Later in the same period, he returned apunt 72 yards for a touchdown. Against Rice, he scored on afour-yard run and a 66-yard punt return (35.0-yard average).
He had one touchdown (nine yards) versus Oklahoma.In 2004, Drew averaged 40.63 yards on each of his eight rushingtouchdowns in 2004 (47, 47, 62, 58, 15, 37, 57, 2) for 325yards. He also had scoring receptions of 27, 43 and threeyards and a punt return for 68 yards.
TEAM NOTES -- UCLA is ranked in the Top 25 in back-tobackweeks for the first time since November of 2001.
UCLA is ranked No. 20 by AP and USA Today/Coaches andNo. 18 on the Harris poll. The last time the Bruins wereranked as high was Week 5 of the 2002 season, whenthey were ranked No. 20 by AP entering the Colorado game.
The last time UCLA was ranked higher than No. 20 by APwas entering the 2001 Oregon game (No. 17).
When UCLA moved into the Top 25 on Sept. 18, it was thefirst time since 2002, when it was No. 24 on the USA Today/Coaches poll and No. 25 on the AP poll (Nov. 18) enteringUSC week.
UCLA has scored at least 40 points in each of its first threegames. The last time UCLA opened the year in that fashionwas 1998 (five times).
The last time the Bruins opened the season with threestraight wins was in 2001, when they started 6-0 andclimbed to No. 4 in the rankings.
The Sept. 17 win over Oklahoma (No. 17 USA Today/No. 21AP) was UCLA's first over a ranked opponent (AP) since a46-16 win over No. 18 Washington at the Rose Bowl in2003.
The Bruins are 1-1 after a bye week (s) with Karl Dorrell ashead coach. UCLA defeated San Diego State and lost to USCin the 2004 season following a bye.
UCLA's 44 points against San Diego State was its highest scoringtotal in an opener since a 49-31 win over Texas in 1998 atthe Rose Bowl.
The win at San Diego State was UCLA's first in an opener sincea win over Colorado State began the 2002 season.
UCLA's 63 points against Rice is its highest total of the KarlDorrell Era and the most points by a Bruin team since a 66-10 win over Houston on Oct. 4, 1997. The 578 yards of totaloffense were also the most by a Dorrell team and the mostsince the 2002 Oregon State game (625).
Special teams has been a point of emphasis over the last twoyears. The Bruins currently rank third nationally in punt returns(28.4). Opponents are averaging just 4.8 yards on puntreturns and 18.3 yards on kickoff returns.
UCLA is 14 for 14 in the Red Zone (12 touchdowns, two fieldgoals) and has converted 48.6 percent of its third downconversion attempts in 2005.
In three games, UCLA has not committed a turnover whileforcing seven (six on defense and one on special teams).
The Bruins rank second nationally in turnover margin.
In the final five games of 2004, UCLA's defense allowed a totalof 11 touchdowns (six rushing and five passing), after allowing25 TDs in the first seven games. The Bruins allowed justsix rushing touchdowns in the last six games and five passingtouchdowns in the final five.
In 2005, UCLA has produced 26 plays of at least 20 yards --10 versus San Diego State (three passes, two punt returns,two runs, two kickoff returns and one interception return), 11versus Rice (six passes, three runs, one kickoff return andone punt return) and five against Oklahoma (three passesand two runs). Five have resulted in touchdowns. In 2004,UCLA had 100 plays of at least 20 yards (44 passes, 22 runs,23 kickoff returns and seven punt returns, four interceptionreturns), including 21 for touchdowns.
In the 2005 opener, UCLA had five plays of 40 or more yards(two punt returns, one kickoff return, one run and one pass)and two of those resulted in touchdowns. Against Rice, UCLAhad four plays of 40 or more yards (two runs, one pass andone punt return). UCLA's longest play against Oklahoma was38 yards.
In 2004, UCLA had 24 plays of at least 40 yards (10 passes,seven runs, three interception returns, two punt returns andtwo kickoff returns) and 15 of those were for touchdowns.
In 2003, UCLA rushed for 1,195 yards (91.9 avg.) and 11 touchdownsin 13 contests. In 2004, the Bruins rushed for 2,219yards (184.9 avg.) and 18 touchdowns in 12 games.
In three games this season, UCLA is averaging 175.7 yards pergame with nine touchdowns.
UCLA averaged 5.97 yards per offensive play in 2004, its bestsince 1998 (6.81). Its average of 410.0 yards per game wasits highest since 1998 (487.25). It's scoring average of 30.1was also its best since 1998 (39.7).
In three games this year, UCLA is averaging 7.1 yards perplay, 441.3 yards of total offense and 49.3 points.
The Bruins have qualified to play in a bowl in seven of the lasteight seasons. UCLA has played in 17 bowl games in thelast 24 years. UCLA is 10-6 in its last 16 bowl game appearances.
UCLA's 10 bowl wins in the last 23 years rank No. 1 inthe Pac-10. Only Florida State, Tennessee, Penn State, Alabama,Miami and Michigan have won more bowl games inthat span.
UCLA has more bowl wins (10) in the last 23 years than anyother school in the Pac-10 conference. In fact, only eightschools (Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan,Auburn, Alabama, Penn State) have won more bowlgames than the Bruins in that span.
LAST GAME -- UCLA recorded its most significant victory inseveral years, defeating Oklahoma (No. 17 USA Today/Coaches, No. 21 AP) for the first time in four tries, 41-24, atthe Rose Bowl. The win was UCLA's first over a ranked teamsince October of 2003 and gave the Bruins a 3-0 record forthe first time since 2001.
For the third straight week, UCLA did not commit a turnover. Atthe same time, the Bruins recovered three and turned theminto 17 points. Trailing 7-0 in the first quarter, Michael Norrisrecovered a fumble at the Sooner 19-yard line. On the verynext play, Drew Olson hooked up with Andrew Baumgartnerfor a 19-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7.
Just before the end of the first half, UCLA held OU after theSooners had a first and goal from the Bruin three-yard line. ABrigham Harwell sack on third and goal forced OU to kick afield goal and the Bruins held on to a 13-10 lead at the half.The Bruin defense struck again on the third play of the thirdquarter. Keyes separated quarterback Rhett Bomar from theball, Spencer Havner picked it up and returned the fumble 13yards for the fourth touchdown of his career and a 20-10 lead.
Oklahoma pulled to within three points (20-17) with 3:25 remainingin the third quarter but Olson responded with a 13-play, 83-yard drive, culminating with a 19-yard touchdownpass to Marcedes Lewis.
UCLA's defense held the Sooners on downs and Olson thenmoved the offense 45 yards, hitting Chris Markey in the flatfor a seven-yard touchdown and a 34-17 lead. Oklahomaadded one final touchdown but after a failed onside kick,Maurice Drew raced 38 yards to the 13 and one play later,scored from the nine-yard line for the final margin.
Defensively, UCLA allowed 398 yards -- 241 in the air and 157yards on 45 attempts on the ground. Not including the 56-yard reverse for the game's first touchdown, Oklahoma averaged2.3 yards on the ground and Peterson was held to 58yards on 23 attempts with a long run of 11 yards.
Senior linebackers Spencer Havner and Justin London eachhad nine tackles to lead the aggressive defense. Havnerscored a touchdown on a fumble recovery and had one tacklefor loss while London made two stops for losses. Jarrad Pagemade eight tackles, including one sack and a second stopfor loss and Dennis Keyes had five tackles, including onesack, and forced two fumbles. Brigham Harwell, with onesack and three stops for losses, and Marcus Cassel alsomade four stops each.
Offensively, Olson played perhaps the best game of his career.He completed 28 of 38 passes for 314 yards and three touchdownswith no interceptions. He completed passes to 10 differentreceivers and put the game away with two touchdownpasses in the fourth quarter.
Marcus Everett came off the bench to lead the Bruins with sixreceptions for 66 yards while Marcedes Lewis made fivecatches for 61 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown early inthe fourth quarter to give the Bruins a 27-17 lead. Joe Cowanalso made five receptions for 49 yards.
Maurice Drew, making his first appearance at the Rose Bowlsince his grandfather suffered a fatal heart attack in the standsthe previous Saturday, had 100 all-purpose yards-- a gamehigh69 rushing yards, 26 yards on two receptions and a fiveyardpunt return. On UCLA's final scoring drive, he bolted 38yards on the first snap and one play later, scored from thenine-yard line to give UCLA the 41-24 lead.
DID YOU KNOW? -- The football team had 29 players listedon the Athletics Director's Honor Roll for the Spring `05 quarter.To qualify, student-athletes had to post at least a 3.0 gradepoint average. Sixteen of the 19 members of Karl Dorrell'sfirst recruiting class (2003) are still in the program and ontrack to graduate.
The UCLA football program has produced 16 NCAA Post-GraduateScholarship winners, 14 first-team Academic All-Americans,eight National Football Foundation and Hall of FamePost-Graduate Scholarship recipients, one Rhodes Scholarand three members of the Academic All-America Hall ofFame.
Two Bruins on the 2005 roster are the sons of former Bruinstandouts -- DB Trey Brown (dad, Theotis, played runningback from 1976-78 and rushed for 2,914 yards to rank No. 7all-time at the school); LB Bruce Davis (dad, Bruce, playedoffensive line from 1975-78 and went on to a long NFL career,winning two Super Bowl titles).
UCLA is the only school to produce five quarterbacks -- TroyAikman, Steve Bono, Billy Kilmer, Tom Ramsey, JaySchroeder -- to have played on a Super Bowl team.
According to the NFL, the Bruins were tied for first among Pac-10 schools with 25 active players on 2004 opening day NationalFootball League kickoff rosters.
During the last 23 years, UCLA has been ranked in the finalAssociated Press Top 25 on 11 occasions, tied with USC forthe most among Pac-10 schools.
In the last 23 seasons (1982-2004), UCLA has more Top 10rankings (seven) than any other Pac-10 school. In fact, onlyeight schools (Florida State, Nebraska, Miami, Florida, Michigan,Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn) have been ranked inthe AP Top 10 more often than UCLA during this period.
2005 FIRSTS -- Five Bruins made their first career starts againstSan Diego State -- offensive linemen Chris Joseph and BrianAbraham, defensive linemen Nathaniel Skaggs and NikolaDragovic and safety Dennis Keyes. In addition, punter AaronPerez and holder Brian Callahan started at their respectivespots for the first time.
Against Rice, tight end J.J. Hair and defensive tackle ChaseMoline made their first career starts.
Against Oklahoma, tight end Ryan Moya and linebacker JohnHale, both true freshmen, made the first starts of their careers.
Nine true freshmen played in the opener against San DiegoState -- RB Kahlil Bell, LB Kyle Bosworth, LB John Hale, WRGavin Ketchum, S Robert Kibble, S Bret Lockett, DL ChaseMoline, TE Ryan Moya and TE Logan Paulsen. Thirty-sixtrue freshmen have now played for the Bruins during the lastfour seasons (2002-2005). A school-record 12 true freshmenplayed for the Bruins in 2004.
Twenty-one Bruins played in a game for the first time againstSDSU. In addition to the nine true freshmen, others who madetheir debut included LB Christian Taylor, S Charlie Schuh,CB Byron Velega, DT Nathaniel Skaggs, QB/H Brian Callahan,WR Matt Willis, WR Andrew Baumgartner, C Aaron Meyer,OL Scott Glicksberg, DT Brian Ruziecki, DT Scott Kearneyand P Aaron Perez. In addition, Noah Sutherland, who playeddefensive tackle a year ago, made his debut at offensivetackle. QB Pat Cowan made his debut against Rice.
BRUIN HEAD COACH Karl Dorrell -- Former Bruin widereceiver Karl Dorrell is now in his third season (15-13) as the15th head coach in UCLA history. He returned to Westwood,where he played on teams that won five consecutive bowlgames, after serving as an assistant coach at both the collegiateand professional levels. He is the first UCLA coach togo to bowls in each of his first two seasons.
Dorrell came to UCLA after working the previous three seasonsfor Mike Shanahan's Denver Broncos as an assistant coachin charge of wide receivers. Prior to his arrival in Denver, Dorrellcoached 12 years on the collegiate level, including sevenseasons as an offensive coordinator.
During his career as a collegiate player and coach, Dorrell hasparticipated in 14 bowl games, including three Rose Bowls,two Fiesta Bowls and two Cotton Bowls. He played on teamsthat won three Pacific-10 titles and defeated USC four timesin five seasons. His 108 receptions still rank in the all-timeschool career Top 10 (tied for 10th) and his total of 1,517receiving yards ranks No. 14.
Dorrell's previous collegiate coaching experience includes sixseasons at Colorado, two years at Northern Arizona, and oneyear each at UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and CentralFlorida.
He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA following the 1986season and began his coaching career in the 1988 seasonas a Bruin graduate assistant.
He became receivers coach at Central Florida the next seasonand moved on to Northern Arizona for the 1990 and 1991seasons as offensive coordinator and receivers coach. Hethen embarked on the first of two stints at Colorado. Dorrellserved as receivers coach in the 1992-93 seasons. Duringthat tenure, receivers Charles Johnson and MichaelWestbrook, became just the fourth pair of wideouts on thesame team in NCAA history to accumulate more than 1,000yards in the same season.
Dorrell returned to the Pac-10 for the 1994 season as receiverscoach at Arizona State before going back to Colorado for the1995-98 campaigns as offensive coordinator and receiverscoach. The Buffaloes won three bowl games in that four-yearspan and were victorious in 33 of 47 games. He spent the1999 season at Washington, serving as offensive coordinatorand wide receivers coach.
The former Bruin then moved to the professional ranks andserved as receiving coach with the Broncos from 2000 untilthe time he took the UCLA job on December 18, 2002.
#19 TE Marcedes Lewis -- The true senior has been namedto several first-team pre-season All-America teams and isconsidered by most to be the top tight end in the country. Hewas one of three '04 finalists, and the lone returner in '05, forthe John Mackey Award presented to the nation's top tightend, and is also on the watch lists of the Walter Camp Playerof the Year Award and the Lombardi Award.
Lewis started the 2005 season in great form, making sevenreceptions for 131 yards -- both career highs --against theAztecs. Five of his catches accounted for double figures inyards and first downs, including receptions of 22, 31 and 40yards, the longest of his career. The 31-yard reception was aleaping, acrobatic grab that put the Bruins inside the oneyardline.
Against Rice, he made two receptions for 27 yards, includingone for 19 yards.
In the win over Oklahoma, he made five receptions for 61 yards,including a 19-yard touchdown with 12:32 remaining in thegame that gave UCLA a 10-point lead (27-17).
Lewis leads the Bruins with 14 receptions and 219 yards.He currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 (highest amongtight ends) with his average of 73.0 yards per game.
His 131 yards against SDSU were the most by a Bruin tight endsince 2002, when Mike Seidman had games of 138 againstOregon State and 134 versus San Diego State. Rick Walker's145 yards versus Oregon State in 1975 is the school recordfor tight ends.
Lewis led the Bruins with seven touchdown catches (a tightend record total) in 2004. He caught 32 passes overall (tiedfor fifth-best among Bruin tied ends since 1980), for 402 yards.
In addition, Lewis produced a team-best 25 first downs andaveraged 12.6 yards per catch. His seven touchdown receptionsranked fifth (tied) in the Pac-10 while his 2.67 receptions/game ranked T-22nd.
Lewis' 12 career touchdown catches stand as a UCLA recordby a tight end. His 82 receptions rank second to PaulBergmann on the UCLA career tight end receiving list and19th on the school career receptions list. His 1,049 yardsalso rank second to Bergmann (1,076) among tight ends.
Lewis had a breakout game in the 2004 win over Arizona, makingsix receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns. Histouchdowns measured 16, 12 and 18 yards. He also hadcatches of 23 and 21 yards on scoring drives. Dating back to1965, his three touchdown receptions are the most by a Bruintight end in a game. He was named Mackey Committee NationalTight End of the Week.
#21 RB Maurice Drew -- One of the top players in the nation,the junior is on the Watch List for the 2005 MaxwellAward, given to the nation's outstanding player and for theDoak Walker Award, presented to the nation's best runningback. In 2004, he ranked third in the Pac-10 and 17th in thenation in all-purpose yards (146.0). Drew achieved that rankingdespite leaving the Washington State game in the firstquarter (sprained right ankle) and carrying just twice againstUSC. His total of 384 all-purpose yards at Washington wasthe best in the nation for 2004.
In the 2005 opener against San Diego State, Drew showed whyhe is one of the best and most exciting players in the nation.
On UCLA's first offensive play of the year, he broke throughthe line and sped down the field for a 64-yard touchdown. Inthe second quarter, he scored on a one-yard run and thenbroke the game open by taking a punt, executed a spin moveand then blasted up the middle for a 72-yard touchdown.
Despite touching the ball just once in the second half, he finishedthe night with 194 all-purpose yards, 114 on the groundon 11 carries and 80 on two punt returns. He averaged 14.92yards each time he touched the ball and scored three timeson those 11 opportunities.
Against Rice, he accounted for 168 all-purpose yards and twotouchdowns. He rushed for 95 yards, including a four-yardtouchdown that gave the Bruins the lead for good, on 11 carries.He had one run of 42 yards. He also returned a punt 66yards for a score and made two receptions for seven yards.
The punt return was the third of his career (Darryl Henley,1985-88 and Sam Brown, 1953-55), tying that school record,and was his second of the season (Darryl Henley-1988), tyingthat school record as well.
In the win over Oklahoma, he accounted for 100 all-purposeyards and one touchdown (a nine-yard run) one week afterthe death of his grandfather. He rushed for 69 yards on 15carries, including a 38-yard run on the first play following anOklahoma touchdown that cut the lead to 10 points (34-24).
In three games, he has accounted for 462 all-purpose yards(154.0 average) and is averaging 10.04 yards every timehe touches the football. He leads the Bruins in rushing(92.7) and is averaging 7.5 yards per rushing attempt.
Drew ranks third nationally and first in the Pac-10 in puntreturns (30.20), 17th in the nation and fifth in the Pac-10 inall-purpose yards (154.0), T-seventh nationally and T-secondin the league in scoring (12.0) and 33rd in the countryand fifth in the Pac-10 in rushing (92.67).
In his 27-game career, he has scored 25 touchdowns, includingthree receptions, three punt returns and two kickoffreturns. Thirteen scores have measured at least 40yards. His 1,867 rushing yards rank 16th in school history,his 3,287 all-purpose yards rank 12th and his 25 touchdownsrank eighth (tied).
In 2004, Drew averaged 8.19 yards every time he touched thefootball (1,606 yards on 196 touches). He averaged 6.3 yardsper rush and five of his eight rushing touchdowns were atleast 47 yards (40.63 avg., 325 yds.), including runs of 62, 58and 57 yards. Overall, he scored 12 touchdowns last season-- eight rushing, three receiving and one punt return. Drew,with 1,007 yards in 2004, became the 10th Bruin to rush forat least 1,000 yards in a season. It was the 17th time in Bruinhistory that a back has had a 1,000-yard season.
Drew ranked T-ninth in the Pac-10 in scoring (6.55 points/game).
He averaged 15.2 yards on 10 punt returns and would haveled the league, but was two returns shy of qualifying.
At the time of his ankle injury, Drew ranked second in the nationand led the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (179.75). He alsoranked 16th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in rushing(111.50 avg.) and 13th in the NCAA and second in thePac-10 in scoring (9.00 points per game).
Drew had nine plays of at least 40 yards in 2004 (five runs, tworeceptions, one kickoff and punt return) and scored on sevenof them. He had 25 plays of at least 20 yards (13 runs, fivereceptions, one punt and six kickoff returns), including ninetouchdowns.
His total of 1,606 all-purpose yards rank No. 4 on UCLA's singleseasonlist. He is the first UCLA player to have at least 100yards in all four all-purpose categories in the same season.
Drew was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection and offensivewinner of UCLA's Henry R. 'Red' Sanders Award for MostValuable Player.
Drew enjoyed the greatest rushing afternoon in UCLA history inthe Bruins' 37-31 victory at Washington in 2004. UCLA ralliedfrom a 24-7 first-quarter deficit on the legs of Drew whototaled a school-record 322 yards, breaking DeShaun Foster'smark of 301 yards, set in 2001 against Washington. Drewalso scored a school-record (rushing and overall) five touchdownson runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards. In the firstquarter alone, he rushed for 169 yards and three touchdownson four attempts. He finished the first half with 235 yards andfour touchdowns on 13 attempts.
Drew's 322 yards rank No. 3 all-time in the Pacific-10 conference,bettered only by Reuben Mayes' 357 for WashingtonState (1984) and Ricky Bell's 347 for USC (1976). He tied thePac-10 record for rushing touchdowns, held by five players,and compiled a Pac-10 record 384 all-purpose yards.In 2003, Drew led the team in rushing (582 yards) and returnedtwo kickoffs for touchdowns (vs. Oklahoma and USC). Hewas named first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 as a kick returnerby The Sporting News. Drew's 83-yard touchdown run fromscrimmage against Arizona State was the longest of the 2003season in the conference. His total of 176 yards rushingagainst the Sun Devils ranked as the second-best total everby a UCLA true freshman.
#14 QB Drew Olson -- The senior, who is on the Watch Listfor the Unitas Award, presented to the nation's top seniorquarterback, is playing the best football of his career whileleading the Bruins to a 3-0 start.
In the 2005 opener at San Diego State, he connected on 10 of15 passes for 152 yards with a long of 40. In the first half, hecompleted six of nine passes for 103 yards.
He enjoyed another fine night against Rice. On the night, hecompleted 18 of 25 passes (.720) for 296 yards and threetouchdowns (39, 10, 11) with no interceptions. The 296 yardsrank third in his career and are the most yards for Olson in avictory. He had five completions of at least 20 yards and accountedfor 302 yards of total offense.
Against Rice, he completed passes to eight different receivers.In the first half, he led the Bruins to touchdowns on all six oftheir offensive possessions, completing 15 of 20 passes for263 yards and three scores.
He was at his best in the victory over Oklahoma. Olson completed28 of 38 passes for 314 yards and three touchdownswith no interceptions. The 28 completions rank sixth (tied)on UCLA's single-game list and are the second-most ofhis career. He completed passes to 10 different receiversand both times Oklahoma scored in the second half, heresponded by leading a touchdown drive.
When Oklahoma closed to within 20-17 with 3:25 left in thethird quarter, he responded by leading a 13-play, 83-yarddrive, completing six of seven passes for 78 yards, includinga 19-yard scoring strike to Marcedes Lewis. OnUCLA's next possession, he drove the Bruins 45 yardsfor another touchdown, completing three of four passesfor 42 yards, including a seven-yard score to Chris Markey.
Olson was named Sporting News National Player of the Weekand Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his effortsagainst the Sooners.
On the year, he has completed 56 of 78 passes (71.8) for 762yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. His passingefficiency rating of 179.24 ranks sixth nationally andsecond in the Pac-10.
In his 36-game career (29 starts / last 18 straight), Olson has478 completions which rank No. 2 in UCLA history. In addition,his 6,096 career passing yards rank No. 4 and hiscareer total offense of 5,929 yards also ranks No. 4.In his last 11 games, he has completed 196 of 316 (.620)passes for 2,587 yards, 22 TDs and eight interceptions.
During the 2004 season, Olson ranked sixth in the Pac-10 (44th-NCAA) in total offense (222.58 yds.), sixth in the Pac-10 inpassing (213.8 yds.), and fourth in the Pac-10 (43rd-NCAA)in passing efficiency (132.39 rating). In the Pac-10, his averageof 13.09 yards per completion was first among playerswith at least 100 completions and his 57.48% was fourth.
In 2004, Olson threw 20 touchdown passes, putting him fifth onthat UCLA single-season list. Only Cade McNown (25 in 1998and 24-1997), Troy Aikman (24-1988) and Tom Ramsey (21-1982) have thrown for more scores in a season. His 2,671yards of total offense rank sixth on that single-season list.
Olson's season ended in the second quarter of the Las Vegas(Dec. 23) Bowl, when he suffered a torn ligament in his leftknee which required surgery.
In his last seven regular-season games of 2004, he completed134 of 226 passes (59.29%) for 1,729 yards, 15 touchdownsand eight interceptions. His total of eight scoring passes inconsecutive games against Arizona and Cal tied the UCLArecord for most TD passes in a two-game span (1993, WayneCook, four-BYU; four-Washington ). Olson had 10 in a threegamespan. The record is 11 by Cook (3-4-4).
Olson completed 17 of 25 passes for 234 yards and a careerhighfour touchdowns with no interceptions in the Arizonagame. Three of his scoring drives measured at least 70 yards.At California, Olson threw four touchdown passes for the secondstraight week (Lewis-15 yards, Drew-27 and 43 yards, J.Cowan-46 yards). He completed 20 of 36 passes for 299yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. He hadthree completions of at least 40 yards.
The next week at Arizona State, he completed 30 of 44 passesfor a career-high 325 yards with two touchdowns. He completedpasses to 10 different receivers. The 30 completionsrank No. 2 in UCLA history. The last time a Bruin threw formore yards was in 2002 (Cory Paus-378 vs. Oregon State).
Olson began the 2003 season as the No. 2 quarterback, butfound himself thrust to the forefront for the second straightyear because of injury. He replaced an injured Matt Moore inthe first half of the opener at Colorado and went on to appearin 12 games (nine starts). Olson became the 14th Bruin overalland the fourth sophomore to pass for more than 2,000yards in a season (2,067).
He began 2002 behind four-year starter Cory Paus. Olson startedthe final five games of the year after Paus suffered a seasonendingankle injury against Cal. Olson was also injured inthat game and sat out the next contest against Stanford, beforereturning to start the season's last five games.
Olson made his first career start at Washington and becamethe first Bruin true freshman since Tom Ramsey in 1979 towin his initial road start. He also became just the third UCLAtrue freshman quarterback to start the game against USC,joining Ramsey and Cade McNown.
WIDE RECEIVERS -- True senior Junior Taylor is expectedto miss the remainder of the 2005 season after suffering atorn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on the secondplay of the Oklahoma game. Taylor meets the criteria for amedical hardship (playing three or fewer games in the firsthalf of the season prior to suffering a season-ending injury)and should receive a substitute season of eligibility.
His 76 career receptions at the time of his injury rank 20thon the all-time school list. In addition, he ranks 22nd onthe career receiving yardage list with 1,041 yards.
In the 2005 opener at San Diego State, he started but did notmake a reception. Against Rice, he led the Bruins with fivereceptions for 93 yards and two touchdowns. His first score,a 39-yard catch and run, gave the Bruins a 7-0 lead and hissecond touchdown (10 yards) gave UCLA a 28-7 lead on thefirst play of the second quarter. Four of his five receptionsmeasured at least 10 yards.
Against Oklahoma, he injured his left knee on the second playof the game, a 16-yard reception, and did not return.
In 2004, he tied for second on the team with 32 receptions and463 receiving yards (14.5 avg.) while starting 11 games. Hehad 17 catches good for first downs. Taylor earned UCLA'sGeorge W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Playeragainst USC (five catches for 89 yards). He recorded twoscoring catches in '04, a 29-yarder in the Vegas Bowl and an83-yarder at Oregon, the seventh-longest in school history.
In 2003, Taylor ranked fourth on the squad in receptions andthird in yards. He recorded career highs in receptions (sevenand yards (110) in a game against San Diego State.
True junior Joe Cowan started the 2005 opener at San DiegoState but did not make a reception. Against Rice, he madetwo receptions (21 and 17) for 38 yards. His 17-yard catchgave the Bruins a first-and-goal at the one-yard line.
Against Oklahoma, he tied his career high with five receptionsfor 49 yards and produced four first downs. He is now tied forsecond on the squad with seven receptions.
In 2004, he made 13 catches for 228 yards, a team-high 17.5average, and one touchdown. He made two starts. He ledthe team at California with five receptions for 95 yards andone touchdown, a 46-yarder. At Arizona State, he made threereceptions for 71 yards, including a long of 33, and three firstdowns. In 2003, one of his catches was good for a touchdownversus USC.
True sophomore Marcus Everett suffered a sprainedshoulder in practice on August 22 and did not suit up for thegames against San Diego State and Rice.
Playing for the first time this year against Oklahoma, he cameoff the bench to lead the Bruins with a career-high sixreceptions, good for 66 yards and three first downs -- all inthe first half.
Everett started four games in 2004 and finished with nine catchesfor 110 yards. He made his first career start against San DiegoState and responded with two receptions for 49 yards andtwo first downs.
Against Arizona, he started and made a career-best fourreceptions for 45 yards and two first downs. At Arizona State,he started in a three wide receiver set and made two catches.
True sophomore Brandon Breazell came off the benchto contribute 40 all-purpose yards against San Diego State.He made one reception for 15 yards and ran a reverse for 25yards to the one-yard line, setting up a touchdown.
Against Rice, he made four receptions, second-only to JuniorTaylor, for 75 yards and the first touchdown of his career (11yards). He also made a 48-yard reception on UCLA's thirdtouchdown drive, the longest catch of his career. He madetwo receptions for 13 yards against Oklahoma, including abig third down catch to pick up a first down on the touchdowndrive which put UCLA up 27-17. On the year, his sevenreceptions are tied for second on the squad with Joe Cowan.
In 2004, he made two receptions for 15 yards in 2004, both inthe game at California. He made his first start against SanDiego State.
OFFENSIVE LINE -- Plenty of experience returns along theoffensive line from the 2004 unit which helped Bruin rushersaverage 184.9 yards on the ground (24th-NCAA/ second-Pac-10) and 410.0 yards overall (26th-NCAA/ fourth-Pac-10).Thus far in 2005, UCLA is averaging 441.3 yards of total offense(23rd in the nation) and 175.7 yards rushing (40th inthe nation).
Redshirt senior center Mike McCloskey, a Rimington Awardcandidate, returned to the starting lineup in 2004 after missingthe last seven games of 2003 with a fractured left ankle.
McCloskey earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors afterUCLA rushed for at least 200 yards in six of the 10 games inwhich he played in 2004. In 2005, he has started and playedwell in all three games this season.
Redshirt senior Ed Blanton is in his third season as a starterand has been a key performer in all three games this year. In2004, he started 11 games and played the entire contestsagainst Oklahoma State, Illinois, Washington, San DiegoState, California, Arizona State and Stanford at weak tackleand all but the final two snaps versus Arizona. He had a stringof 22 straight starts snapped last year when he came off thebench versus Oregon.
True sophomore Shannon Tevaga is one of the top younglinemen in the Pac-10. He has now started nine straightgames at strong guard, including all three this season. A yearago, he spent most of the first six weeks of the season playingon the PAT-field goal squad, started at strong guard againstArizona State and did a good job in his first extensive action(he had played two snaps against Arizona and four at tightend at Cal). He went on to start the final six games of 2004.
Tevaga earned third-team Freshman All-America honors andfirst-team Freshman All-Pac-10 acclaim from The SportingNews.
True sophomore Chris Joseph made his first career startagainst San Diego State and helped the Bruins rush for 191yards. He also played well versus Rice and Oklahoma. In2004, he saw action on the PAT-field goal team in the firstfive games of 2004 before he suffered a partially torn kneeligament. He sat out the remainder of the season and hadsurgery in November of 2004. Joseph had played a couple ofoffensive snaps at the end of the Arizona contest.
True sophomore Brian Abraham also made his first careerstart at the strong tackle position against San Diego State.
He also contributed to the rushing attack against Rice anddid well versus Oklahoma. A year ago, he played on the PATfieldgoal team and saw limited action on offense (couple ofoffensive snaps at the end of the Arizona contest and versusStanford and Washington State.
Redshirt senior Robert Cleary has come off the bench inall three games this season. A year ago, he made his firstcareer start (weak guard) against Oklahoma State last seasonand played the entire contest. He also started against Illinois,Washington, San Diego State, Arizona and California. AgainstArizona State, Stanford and Washington State, he came offthe bench. He started and played extensively at weak guardat Oregon.
Redshirt junior guard Robert Chai, redshirt sophomore tackleNoah Sutherland, who played defense a year ago,redshirt freshman tackle Scott Glicksberg and redshirtfreshman center Aaron Meyer all saw action against theAztecs and the Owls.
MORE QUARTERBACK -- Senior David Koral, who enteredUCLA in January of 2004 following a transfer from SantaMonica College, gained valuable experience coming off thebench for D. Olson in the Las Vegas Bowl. He completedseven of 12 passes for 89 yards, including a couple of touchdowns.
The pass attempts and completions were the first ofhis UCLA career. He had seen action in earlier games againstStanford (three snaps) and Arizona (two), but had not attempteda pass.
He played in the fourth quarter of the 2005 opener at San DiegoState, completing two of three passes for six yards. He playedin the third and fourth quarters against Rice, completing oneof two passes for 29 yards. He did not see action versusOklahoma.
Redshirt freshman Ben Olson, who earned the backupquarterback role in Fall camp, has not yet played due to asmall fracture in his left (throwing) hand and his status isweek-to-week. Olson, who entered UCLA in January of 2005following his transfer from Brigham Young University, playedvery well during camp.
Olson had been on a church mission the past two years afterredshirting as a true freshman at BYU during the 2002 season.
He has not seen action in a competitive game since hissenior prep season, in 2001, at Thousands Oaks, CA HighSchool (played in an all-star game in January of 2002). Duringhis prep career, he completed 421 of 702 passes for 6,401yards and 54 touchdowns. As a prep senior, he threw for2,989 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Cowan (brother of wide receiverJoe) spent the 2004 season running the scout team duringpractice. He has shown a rapid level of development duringhis time at UCLA. He saw his first action in the fourth quarteragainst Rice but did not attempt a pass.
MORE RUNNING BACK -- Redshirt sophomore MICHAELPITRE and true sophomore Chris Markey each madevaluable contributions to the Bruins' opening win at San DiegoState and again versus Rice.
Markey came off the bench to account for 175 all-purpose yards.He returned two kickoffs for 91 yards, including for 71 yards.He also returned a punt 41 yards and carried the ball 15 timesfor 43 yards and two one-yard touchdowns.
Against Rice, he rushed for 69 yards on eight attempts, includingone run of 51 yards and a two-yard touchdown. He alsoreturned two kickoffs for 34 yards and one punt for sevenyards, giving him 110 all-purpose yards.
In the Oklahoma contest, he made three receptions for 31 yards,including a seven-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Healso rushed seven times for 15 yards and returned one kickofffor 16 yards.
Markey is 26th in the nation and third in the Pac-10 in kickoffreturn average (28.20) and is eighth in the Pac-10 inall-purpose yards (115.7). He is second on the team inrushing with 127 yards and in touchdowns with four.
Markey was the team's third-leading rusher with 350 yards (5.3avg.) in 2004. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with his 22.2kickoff return average and was third on the team and 17th inthe Pac-10 with 854 all-purpose yards (77.6 avg.). He wasnamed to The Sporting News' Pac-10 All-Freshman teamand was the offensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr.Award for Rookie of the Year.
Markey had a breakout performance at Oregon. Opening in placeof an injured Maurice Drew, he rushed for 131 yards and hadfive receptions for 84 yards. Including his 23-yard kickoff return,Markey accounted for 238 all-purpose yards and wasthe Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week.
Pitre, an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection, appeared in11 games and established himself as an outstanding blockingback.
Against San Diego State, he blocked well for Maurice Drewand Chris Markey and made one reception for eight yards.Versus Rice, he carried twice for 11 yards, including the firstrushing touchdown of his career (six yards) late in the firstquarter. Against Oklahoma, he carried twice for one net yardand made one reception for two yards.
#41 LB Spencer Havner -- The senior inside linebacker ison numerous pre-season honors lists -- Butkus Award(nation's top linebacker); Walter Camp (player of the year);Lott Trophy (nation's top defender); Nagurski Trophy (nation'stop defender), Bednarik Award (nation's top defender) andRotary Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman). In addition,he has been named a first-team pre-season All-American byseveral publications.
In 2004, Havner earned first-team All-America acclaim fromcbssportsline.com and collegefootballnews.com. He wasselected second-team All-America by the Walter CampFootball Foundation. He was one of 12 semifinalists for boththe Butkus and the Rotary Lombardi Awards.
In the 2005 opener against San Diego State, he led the Bruinswith 13 tackles, including six solos. He also made a careerhighthree tackles for losses, including one sack, and returnedthe ninth interception of his career 27 yards. He was namedthe Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. Againsr Rice, hewas credited with one tackle.
In the win over Oklahoma, 'UCLA'sTackling Machine' (BruceFeldman, ESPN.com) tied for the team lead with nine tackles(six solos). In addition, he scored the fourth touchdownof his career just 1:47 into the second half when hescooped up a fumble caused by Dennis Keyes and returnedit 13 yards to give UCLA a 10-point cushion (27-17).
He currently leads the Bruins with 23 tackles and four tacklesfor losses.
His 326 career tackles rank No. 8 on that all-time school list.Havner has nine career interceptions and has returnedthree for touchdowns (52, 42 and 23 yards-31.6 avg.), includingone in 2004. He has also scored on a fumble recovery.
In 2004, he ranked second nationally in solo tackles (7.64) andseventh (tied) in total tackles (11.36) in 2004. In 11 games, hemade 125 tackles (tied for No. 10 on the school single seasonlist with Ken Norton, 1987) and his average of 11.37 ledthe Pac-10 by 1.2 stops per game. He also tied for the teamlead with 8.5 tackles for loss and was tied for third with twointerceptions.
He recorded 16 tackles in the 2004 opener against OklahomaState and a career-high 17 tackles at Illinois, the most by aBruin since Robert Thomas made 18 at Washington State in2001. He also blocked a field goal for the third time in hiscareer. Against San Diego State, Havner led the team with14 tackles, including one for loss. He also picked off a passand returned it 52 yards for a score. He was selected Pac-10Defensive Player of the Week. In the shutout of Stanford, heled the Bruins with 16 tackles, had two tackles for loss andhis second interception of the year (21 yards). He was againnamed Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. Against WashingtonState, he led the team in tackles for the seventh timeon the season, finishing with 12.
In 2003, he ranked third on the team in tackles (82), tied for theteam lead in interceptions (3) and was 25th in the Pac-10 intackles per game (6.3).
In 2002, he started 13 games and ranked second on the teamin tackles (96, second-most ever by a Bruin freshman behindJames Washington,1984-119). He ranked 11th in the Pac-10 in tackles per game (7.4). His 12 tackles for loss weresecond on the team. He ranked third on the team with threeinterceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, tyingan NCAA record for linebackers. Havner was selected firstteamFreshman All-America and Pac-10 Defensive Player ofthe Year by The Sporting News.
#9 LB Justin London -- True senior Justin London is on the`Watch List' for the 2005 Lott Trophy, presented to the nation'stop defensive player, the Butkus Award, for the nation's toplinebacker, and the Lombardi Award, for the nation's top lineman.
In the opener against San Diego State, he made five tackles(three solos) and broke up one pass. Against Rice, he led theteam with eight tackles (six solos), including one for loss.
Against Oklahoma, the emotional London was all over thefield and tied for the team lead with nine tackles (eightsolos), including two for losses. On the year, he is secondon the squad with 22 tackles and tied for second withthree tackles for losses.
Last year, he was on the pre-season lists for the Lombardi andButkus awards, but sprained his right ankle in practice onAugust 19, 2004. He did not see his first game action untilthe second contest of the year, at Illinois. He started gamethree at Washington, but played only three snaps beforereaggravating his injured ankle.
London returned to action against Arizona (game five), comingoff the bench. He was back in the starting lineup at Cal. In theStanford shutout, London recorded 10 tackles, one for loss.
At Oregon, he led the team with 10 stops, including a sack.
Against USC, he made eight tackles (tied team high). Hehad a tackle for loss, forced one fumble and made an interception.
In the Las Vegas Bowl, he led the team with seventackles, including a sack and two others for losses.
In his final five games of 2004, he totaled 44 tackles. For theseason, he tied for fourth on the squad with 57 tackles, includingtwo sacks and 7.0 for losses.
In 2003, he started 12 games, making his first career start atColorado, and ranked second on the team with 98 tackles.
He ranked second with 8.5 tackles for loss and tied for theteam lead with three interceptions. London ranked eighth inthe Pac-10 with his average of 7.67 tackles.
He saw action in 12 games as a true freshman (linebacker andspecial teams) in 2002 and made five tackles.
#4 S Jarrad Page -- Now a four-year starter at strong safety,Page is on the Watch List for the 2005 Thorpe Award, presentedto the nation's top defensive back.
In the 2005 opener, he made five tackles, including four solos.Against Rice, he made one solo tackle.
In the win over Oklahoma, the hard-hitting safety made eighttackles, one shy of the team lead, including seven solos.
Two of those tackles accounted for losses, including thefirst sack of his career.
The true senior ranked second on the team in tackles (79), tiedfor first in interceptions (3) and was second in passes brokenup (7) in 2004.
In 2003, Page ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 55 in 12games. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions,returning one for a touchdown (Washington). In 2002, Pagesaw action in all 13 games and started the final 10 contestsat strong safety to become the first Bruin safety since KennyEasley in 1977 to start as many as 10 games as a true freshman.
He finished sixth on the team in tackles (43). He wasnamed first-team Freshman All-America and to the first-teamFreshman All-Conference teams by The Sporting News.
#75 DT Kevin Brown -- Brown suffered a sprained left anklein the August 20 pre-season scrimmage and underwent surgeryon August 22, 2005. He was expected to miss at leastsix weeks of action following the surgery.
In 2004, the true junior led the team with 5.0 sacks and tied forthe lead with 8.5 tackles for loss. His 25 tackles ranked firstamong all defensive linemen. He earned UCLA's DonnMoomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player againstUSC (four tackles, two sacks). Brown made his first careerstart on the defensive line in the 2004 opener against OklahomaState.
In his first year in the program, Brown saw action on both sidesof the ball. After playing defense for the first seven games ofthe 2003 season, Kevin switched to the offensive line andstarted three games (Arizona State, Stanford, USC) at guard.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN -- True junior Justin Hickman, whohas been added to the Hendricks Award Watch List, startedat defensive end against San Diego State and made a career-best six tackles (five solos), including one sack (sevenyards). Versus Rice, he made one tackle but missed the secondhalf with an injured left shoulder. Against Oklahoma, hemade two tackles.
In 2004, he played in 10 games and made 22 tackles, tied forfourth-most among defensive linemen, including 4.0 forlosses, second among linemen. He was the only lineman tostart in each of the first five games of 2004, the first two at leftend, the rest at right end. He underwent surgery to repair atorn meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 15 and missed the Caland Arizona State games. He returned to action againstStanford and started the final three games.
True sophomore Brigham Harwell started at defensivetackle against San Diego State and was credited with twosolo tackles. In his start against Rice, he made four tackles(one solo). He played very well in the win over Oklahoma,making four tackles, including his first career sack (11yards) and two others for losses, and breaking up onepass. His sack came on a third and goal situation justbefore the half and helped UCLA hold on to the halftimelead.
On the year, he has made 10 tackles, tied for sixth on theteam, and is tied for second with 3.0 tackles for losses.In 2004, he played in all 12 games, starting four at defensiveend. He made 22 tackles, tied for fourth-most among defensivelinemen, including 2.5 for losses. He returned fromarthroscopic knee surgery during 2004 Fall camp to see limitedaction in the season opener. At Illinois, he made five tackles,including one for loss. Harwell started for the first time atCalifornia and recorded five solo tackles. He is expected toplay at defensive tackle in 2005.
MORE LINEMEN --Senior Kyle Morgan is on the WatchList for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation's topdefensive end. He did not see action against San Diego Statebut made two tackles off the bench versus Rice. He also madetwo solo tackles against Oklahoma. Morgan, who started thefinal 10 games of the 2004 season, made 24 tackles and his3.5 for losses were tied for third among linemen. He underwentarthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his kneeduring 2004 Fall camp. He returned to action against OklahomaState, but was not credited with a tackle. Morgan made hisfirst career start at Washington and made three tackles,including one for loss. In the Las Vegas Bowl, he made acareer-high five tackles.
Redshirt sophomore William Snead appeared in all 12games a year ago as a key reserve and made six tackles,including one sack. In the 2005 opener, he had one tackleassist and added an assist versus Rice. Against Oklahoma,his first-quarter fumble recovery led to the field goal that gavethe Bruins the lead for good, 10-7.
Redshirt sophomore Nikola Dragovic saw action in ninegames at defensive end in 2004. He started the 2005 openerat San Diego State and made four tackles, including one sack,and was credited with blocking a PAT. Against Rice, he madethree tackles (one solo) and recovered a fumble that led to aBruin touchdown. He made two solo tackles, including one forloss, in the victory over Oklahoma.
Redshirt freshman Kenneth Lombard saw extensive actionin the first three games last season, including startingassignments at Illinois and Washington, before being sidelinedby a shoulder injury for the remainder of the year. At Illinois, hebecame the first true freshman to start on the defensive linesince Ken Kocher and Anthony Fletcher did it in the 1999 RoseBowl. However, he sprained his shoulder at Washington anddid not play the rest of the season.
In the 2005 opener, he had one tackle assist. Against Rice, herecorded a solo sack. He also had a solo tackle versusOklahoma.
Redshirt freshman Nathaniel Skaggs had an outstandingFall Camp and earned a starting job at defensive tackleagainst San Diego State. He was not credited with a tackle inthe opener. He came off the bench against Rice and made twotackles, including a 16-yard sack on which he caused afumble that resulted in a Bruin touchdown. He also saw actionin the win over Oklahoma.
True freshman Chase Moline played extensively off thebench against San Diego State. He finished with two solotackles. Moline started against Rice and made six tackles,tied for second on the squad, including four solos. He startedin the win over Oklahoma and helped clog the middle but wasnot credited with a tackle.
LINEBACKER -- Redshirt senior Wesley Walker injuredhis right knee on the first day of 2005 Fall camp and underwentarthroscopic surgery to repair torn meniscus cartilageon August 12. He has missed the first three games (SanDiego State, Rice and Oklahoma) but figures to return againstWashington.
Walker appeared in 12 games in 2004, starting 11, while seeingaction at both inside and outside linebacker slots. He tiedfor fourth on the team in tackles (57).
Redshirt sophomore Aaron Whittington started the 2005opener against San Diego State and made seven tackles(three solos), one shy of his career high and tied for secondon the team. He made two tackles versus Rice, includingone for a three-yard loss. He came off the bench versus Oklahomaand had one tackle assist. His 10 tackles are tied forsixth on the squad.
He finished the 2004 season with 18 tackles and was named toThe Sporting News' All-Pac-10 Freshman team. He madehis first career start at Illinois and recorded eight tackles andtwo quarterback hurries. He also started at Washington andmade four tackles.
Redshirt sophomore Bruce Davis moved to outside linebackerfrom defensive end during the 2005 Spring practicesand is playing both positions. Against San Diego State, hetied for second on the team with a career-high seven tackles,including one sack (eight yards). Against Rice, he made fourtackles (two solos), including one for loss and also broke upa pass. In the win over Oklahoma, he made two tackles, includingone for loss. He is fifth on the squad with 13 tacklesand tied for second with three tackles for losses.
He made his first career start versus Oklahoma State in 2004and totaled three tackles. He also started at Illinois, beforecoming off the bench in the last 10 games of the season.
Redshirt sophomore Christian Taylor came off the benchto make two tackles versus SDSU in his first action as aBruin. Against Rice, he made four tackles (three solos), includingone for loss. In addition, in the fourth quarter, hescooped up an Owl fumble and returned in four yards for hisfirst career touchdown. He made one tackle against Oklahoma.
He redshirted last year after transferring from Air Force.True freshman John Hale made his debut against SDSU,making one solo tackle while playing defense and specialteams. He made one tackle versus Rice. Against Oklahoma,Hale became the first true freshman since Asi Faoa in 1999to start a Bruin game at linebacker, finishing with one tackle.
True freshman Kyle Bosworth also made his debut againstSDSU, making one tackle on special teams. He has playedin all three games.
MORE DEFENSIVE BACKFIELD -- Redshirt senior MARCUSCASSEL started the first seven games of 2004. A steady contributoron special teams in his first two seasons, he earnedthe starting nod at cornerback against Oklahoma State andmade five tackles. At Illinois, he recovered two fumbles, brokeup one pass and made four tackles. At California, he madeseven tackles.
He started the 2005 opener at San Diego State and made onesolo tackle. He started versus Rice and made two solo stops.In the win over Oklahoma, he made four tackles and brokeup one pass.
Redshirt sophomore Trey Brown started the opener at leftcorner and did a good job, finishing with two solo tackles. Healso made two solo stops versus Rice as a starter. In thevictory over Oklahoma, the physical Brown made three tacklesand broke up two passes as a starter.
In 2004, he started the final five games. He made two interceptions,returning one for a score at Oregon. He saw limitedaction early in the season and made 43 of his 46 tackles,including five for loss, in the last six games of the year. Hewas the defensive winner of UCLA's John Boncheff, Jr. Awardfor Rookie of the Year.
At Arizona State, Brown played much of the game at right cornerand made seven tackles. He also made an interception.In the shutout of Stanford, he made his first career start andwas credited with eight tackles, including one for loss. AgainstWashington State, he made nine tackles. Against USC, hetied for the team lead with eight tackles, one for loss.
Redshirt sophomore CHRISHORTON suffered a right wrist dislocationin practice on August 17 and underwent surgery thefollowing day. He was expected to miss at least three weeksfollowing the surgery and has sat out the first three games ofthe 2005 season versus San Diego State, Rice and Oklahoma.
Horton earned a reputation as a playmaker before injuries shortenedhis 2004 season. He saw action in nine games lastyear and totaled 27 stops. Against Illinois, Horton made seventackles and a fourth-quarter interception that led to UCLA'sfinal touchdown. At Washington, he made eight tackles.
Against Arizona, he accounted for the first two points of thegame when he blocked a punt out of the end zone for a safety.
At Arizona State, he made two tackles before leaving the gamewith a sprained right foot. He returned to action against USCand blocked a punt.
Redshirt sophomore Dennis Keyes has done a fine job inhis first three games as the Bruins' starting free safety. In theopener at San Diego State. he made the first start of his careerat free safety and tied for second on the team with acareer-best seven tackles and also broke up a pass. AgainstRice, Keyes made six tackles (five solos), tied for second onthe squad.
In the win over Oklahoma, he made five tackles, includingone quarterback sack. On that play, he separated quarterbackRhett Bomar from the football, which Spencer Havnerreturned 13 yards for a touchdown to give UCLA a 20-10lead on the first possession of the second half. He alsocaused a fumble in the first quarter that led to a field goal.
After two games, his 18 tackles rank second on the teamand he leads with two forced fumbles.
In 2004, Keyes appeared in eight games off the bench and recorded10 tackles.
Redshirt junior Eric McNeal has played well off the bench.Against San Diego State, McNeal playing strong safety, recordedtwo tackles (one solo). Against Rice, McNeal cameoff the bench to make four solo tackles. He had one tackleassist versus Oklahoma.
In 2004, McNeal saw action in all 12 games as a reserve safetyand special teams player. He finished with 28 tackles andone interception and was named the defensive winner ofUCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most ImprovedPlayer.
True sophomore Rodney Van played well off the benchagainst San Diego State and finished the night with threesolo tackles. Against Rice, he also had three solos, includingone for loss, and broke up a pass off the bench.He made oneoutstanding open field tackle against Oklahoma.
In 2004, he saw action in 12 games and made 12 tackles andforced one fumble. Last year at Cal, he saw his most significantaction at cornerback, playing most of the second halfand making four tackles. He also was a standout throughoutthe season on special teams.
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Redshirt sophomore cornerbackMichael Norris made the first interception of his career(11 yards) and one tackle versus San Diego State. He alsoplayed against Rice. In the win over Oklahoma, he recovereda fumbled punt to set up UCLA's first touchdown and alsomade three solo tackles.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Byron Velega made hisdebut versus San Diego State and had one solo tackle andadded a solo stop versus Rice. Against Oklahoma, Velegamade three solo tackles.
True freshman safeties Robert Kibble (three tackles, twosolos) and Bret Lockett also made their debuts againstSan Diego State. Kibble had two assists against Rice. Bothplayed on special teams versus Oklahoma.
KICKERS -- Redshirt junior Justin Medlock is consideredone of the premier kickers in the nation. A year ago, he wasone of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award and is on thepre-season list in 2005.
In the opener against San Diego State, he converted three offour field goal attempts (missed from 48 and made from 23,48 and 40) and added five PATs for 14 points.
Against Rice, he tied school records for PATs made (nine) andattempted (nine). Zenon Andrusyshyn (1968 vs. Pittsburgh)and Efren Herrera (1973 vs. Utah) held the record for PATsmade and attempts and Herrera also attempted nine versusWashington in 1973. Medlock missed a 52-yard field goalattempt in the third quarter.
Against Oklahoma, he made two of three field goals and all fivePATs for 11 points. Late in the second quarter, he made a 51-yard field goal, the fourth field goal of his career of over 50yards, tying John Lee's school record.
Medlock ranks T-20th nationally and is third in the Pac-10 infield goals (1.67) and sixth in the league in scoring (11.33).Medlock is now fifth on UCLA's career field goal list with 34.Medlock's career percentage (.723) is third among Bruinswith at least 21 career field goals. He also ranks 11th onthe career scoring list with 189 points. Medlock has made21 of his 29 field goal attempts (.724) from 40 yards andout.
He is the first UCLA player to kick two field goals of at least 50yards in the same game (at Oregon, 2004). He is also thefirst Bruin to kick three field goals of 50 or more yards in aseason (52 v. Oklahoma State, 50 at Oregon, 52 at Oregon)and the second to kick four field goals of 50 ore more yardsin a career. Only John Lee made as many field goals (four) ofat least 50 yards in a career. Against San Diego State in 2004,Medlock set a career high with four field goals (22, 40, 43,44) on four attempts, the most by a Bruin since Nate Fiksekicked five against Stanford in 2002.
In 2004, he was selected first-team All-Pac-10 after making 15of 20 field goals and 42 of 43 PATs. He was the team's leadingscorer (87 pts.) and ranked second in the Pac-10 with a .750field goal percentage, fourth in kick scoring (7.25), sixth inscoring (7.25) and fourth (31st in NCAA) in field goals (1.25).Medlock made his debut as the team's place kicker in 2003and was named to The Sporting News Pac-10 All-Freshmanteam. He ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in field goals per game(1.08) and field goal percentage (.737).
NUMBER CHANGES -- The following players havechanged numbers for 2005: WR #1 Brandon Breazell was#11; DB #3 Rodney Van was #12; WR #9 Marcus Everettwas #83; DB #11 Dennis Keyes was #22; DB #19 RobertKibble was #26; DB #20 Charlie Schuh was #45; DB #24Byron Velega was #25; RB #28 Chris Markey was #27; LB#31 Jamel Greer was #55; LB #33 Christian Taylor was #46;OL #50 Aaron Meyer was #63; OL #56 Philip Rauscher was#95; OL #64 Brian Rubinstein was #62; OL #66 ScottGlicksberg was #69; DL #74 Nathaniel Skaggs was #66; OL#74 Noah Sutherland was #90; #82 TE Ryan Moya was #15;TE #87 Tyler Holland was #15; WR #88 Matt Willis was #22;TE #92 Travis Martin was #78; DL #93 Brigham Harwell was#99.
Maurice Drew -- punt returns: 3rd in NCAA, first in Pac-10(30.20); all-purpose yards: 17th in NCAA, 5th in Pac-10(154.00); rushing: 33rd in NCAA, 5th in Pac-10 (92.67); scoring:T-7th in NCAA, T-2nd in Pac-10 (12.00); total offense:15th in Pac-10 (92.67).
Drew Olson -- passing efficiency: 6th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (179.24 rating); passing yards: 7th in Pac-10 (254.0);total offense: 35th in NCAA, 7th in Pac-10 (251.67)Marcedes Lewis -- receiving yardage: 8th in Pac-10 - mostamong tight ends (73.0); receptions: T-10th in Pac-10 - mostamong tight ends (4.67).
Chris Markey -- kickoff returns: 26th in NCAA, 4th in Pac-10(28.20); all-purpose yards: 8th in Pac-10 (115.67); scoring:11th in Pac-10 (8.00); rushing: 15th in Pac-10 (42.33).Justin Medlock -- field goals: T-20th in NCAA, T-3rd in Pac-10 (1.67); scoring: 17th in NCAA, 6th in Pac-10 (11.33);kick scoring: 2nd in Pac-10 (11.33).
Aaron Perez -- punting: 5th in Pac-10 (40.6)
Spencer Havner -- Interceptions: T-8th in Pac-10 (0.33); tackles:15th in Pac-10 (7.7 per game); Tackles for loss: T-6th inPac-10 (1.33 per game)
Michael Norris -- Interceptions: T-8th in Pac-10 (0.33)
Justin London -- Tackles: 17th in Pac-10 (7.3 per game).
Dennis Keyes -- Fumbles forced: T-1st in Pac-10 (0.67).
RED ZONE -- In 2005, UCLA is 14 for 14 in the Red Zonewith 12 touchdowns (seven rushing and five passing) andtwo field goals for 90 points.
In the 2005 opener at San Diego State, the Bruins were five forfive in the Red Zone with three rushing touchdowns and twofield goals for 27 points. Against Rice, UCLA was five for fivein the Red Zone with three rushing touchdowns and two passingtouchdowns for 35 points.
In the win over Oklahoma, the Bruins were four for four in theRed Zone with three passing touchdowns and one rushingTD, for 28 points.
In 2005, opponents are seven of nine in the Red Zone withsix rushing touchdowns and one field goal for 44 points.
San Diego State was two for three with two rushing touchdownsand one interception. Rice was two for two with tworushing touchdowns. Oklahoma was three of four with tworushing touchdowns, one field goal and one missed field goal.
In 2004, the Bruins were 29 of 37 (13 passing, 10 rushing TDsand six field goals) in the Red Zone for 178 points. UCLAfinished the season converting seven of its last eight RedZone possessions into points.
In 2004, opponents were 37 of 49 (13 rushing, nine passingtouchdowns and 15 field goals) in the Red Zone for 199 points.
TURNOVERS -- In three games, UCLA has forced seventurnovers (two interceptions and five fumbles), leading to34 points (four touchdowns and two field goals). The Bruindefense has scored twice on fumble returns (ChristianTaylor versus Rice and Spencer Havner against Oklahoma).
UCLA has not committed a turnover. UCLA rankssecond nationally in turnover margin (+2.33 per game).
Against San Diego State, the Bruins forced two turnovers (interceptionsby Spencer Havner and Michael Norris) and convertedthem into a field goal (the half ended after the otherturnover). UCLA did not commit a turnover.
Against Oklahoma, UCLA recovered three fumbles (SpencerHavner, William Snead and Michael Norris, two forcedby Dennis Keyes) and they led to two touchdowns (one byHavner) and one field goal. UCLA did not commit a turnover.
In 2004, UCLA forced 19 turnovers (five fumbles, 14 interceptions)and converted 11 of them into 65 points (eight touchdowns,three field goals). Opponents received 26 turnovers(13 interceptions, 13 fumbles) and converted 13 into 71 points(eight touchdowns, five field goals).
BRUINS IN THE NFL -- On Opening Weekend of the 2004National Football League season, 25 former Bruins were activeon NFL rosters. That total tied for No. 1 in the Pacific-10Conference and tied for 13th nationally.
The following is the list of Bruins who were on NFL rosters forthe opening week of the 2005 season: Baltimore-JonathanOgden-OT; Buffalo-Ryan Neufeld-TE; Carolina-BenEmanuel-DB(practice roster), DeShaun Foster-RB, Mike Seidman-TE, RickyManning-DB; Chicago-Brendon Ayanbadejo-LB, Marcus Reese-LB (injured reserve); Cincinnati-Tab Perry-WR, Steven Vieira,OL(injured list); Dallas-Kenyon Coleman-DL; Denver -MarquesAnderson-DB; Green Bay-Craig Bragg-WR (practice roster), MikeFlanagan-C, Robert Thomas-LB; Houston-Jason Bell-DB; Indianapolis-Bryan Fletcher-TE; Minnesota-Chris Kluwe-P; New Orleans-Rodney Leisle-DL; NY Giants-Shaun Williams-DB; Philadelphia-Matt Ware-DB; Pittsburgh-Tommy Maddox-QB, TravisKirschke-DL; St. Louis-Brandon Chillar-LB; San Diego-DonnieEdwards-LB, Dave Ball-DL; Tampa Bay-Ryan Nece-LB; Tennessee-Drew Bennett-WR; Washington-Ryan Boschetti-DT, ManuelWhite-RB (injured reserve).
UCLA ON THE RADIO -- The 2005 season is UCLA's ninthwith Clear Channel and the games will air on XTRA SportsAM 570. The Los Angeles all-sports station broadcasts theBruins' games, including a two-hour pre-game show and apost-game show.
Chris Roberts, a four-time Golden Mike Award winner, is in his14th season as the voice of the Bruins. Former Bruin quarterbackMatt Stevens is in his eighth year on the broadcast teamand his fourth as the analyst in the booth. Former Bruin quarterbackWayne Cook is in his fourth season as sideline reporter.
Stevens and Cook host the one and one-half hour local pregameshow while Roberts, Stevens and Cook host the onehalfhour network pre-game and network post-game shows.
XTRA Sports 570 also provides ancillary programming, includingKarl Dorrell and player interviews during the week of thegames.Bruin games are also available nationally through an agreementwith Sirius Satellite Radio, the Official Satellite RadioPartner of UCLA Athletics. This week's game will be on Channel131.
Games can also be heard via the internet atwww.uclabruins.com (a UCLA All-Access pass is needed).
Fans can also hear the game for as little as 10 cents per minuteby dialing 1-800-846-4700 (ext. 5929) to listen to the broadcaston the phone.
UCLA ON TELEVISION -- Entering this week, 137 of UCLA'slast 145 games have been televised live. To date, sevengames have been selected to be televised this season, Sept.3 at San Diego State (ESPN2), Sept. 10 Rice (FSNW2), Sept.17 Oklahoma (ABC), Oct. 1 Washington (FSNW2), Oct. 8California (TBS), Nov. 12 Arizona State (ABC), Dec. 3 at USC(ABC).
ABC has up to 12 days prior to the date of a game to selectother UCLA contests for live television. The other Pac-10 televisionpartners, Fox Sports and TBS, will select their 'Game(s)of the Week' after ABC Sports makes its choice.Each week, Fox Sports Net produces a one-hour block of programmingon Monday nights (10:30 p.m.) highlighting Bruinfootball. One program (Bruin Rewind) takes a look back atthe previous week's game with additional footage shot byFSNW, and the other features Coach Karl Dorrell's weeklynews conference.
The UCLA Sports Magazine, also produced by Fox Sports NetWest 2, airs on a monthly basis.
UCLA ON THE WEB -- UCLA releases, player information andresults can be found on the school's official website --www.uclabruins.com.
FOOD ZONE -- For all Bruin home games fans should planon arriving in the Arroyo Seco early to avoid traffic andpicnic at the Rose Bowl. UCLA is again sponsoring theFood Zone in Area H, just south of the bowl. Participatingrestaurants include American Pretzel, Chandra Thai, FunnelCakes Etc, In-N-Out, Baja Grill, Now You're Poppin',PSI Drinks, Robin's Wood Fire BBQ & Grill and Sepi's GiantSubmarines.
THIS WAY TO THE ROSE BOWL -- Free shuttle buses areavailable at the Parsons Engineering parking lot in downtownPasadena (Walnut and Fair Oaks). There is a $6.00charge for parking at the Parsons Lot. Shuttle service beginsfour hours prior to kickoff and runs up to one hour afterthe game.
The Metro Gold Line will run from downtown Los Angeles(and points further) to downtown Pasadena (approx. oneblock from the Parsons Lot) on game days. Gold Line patronsare encouraged to use the free shuttle from the Parsonslot to and from the Rose Bowl.
DORRELL PRESS CONFERENCE -- Bruin head coach KarlDorrell will have his weekly press conference on Mondaysat 1:30 p.m. in the Morgan Center Press Room adjacent tothe Hall of Fame.
PAC-10 SATELLITE FEED -- The Pac-10 provides a weeklysatellite feed on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. PT containinginterviews with coaches and players and game highlightfootage. It begins on Wednesday, Sept. 7 and runs throughNov. 30. The coordinates are: Satellite IA5/C14.
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