UCLA vs. Oregon Game Notes

Oct. 10, 2009

UCLA Game Notes

  • UCLA is now 39-24 in the series with Oregon.
  • Kai Forbath's 52-yard field goal in the 2nd quarter was the eighth 50+ yard field goal of his career and his 57th overall, moving him into a tie for third place with Bjorn Merten (1993-96) on UCLA's career field goals list with 57.
  • UCLA held Oregon scoreless in the first half, extending its shutout streak against Oregon in the Rose Bowl to eight consecutive quarters.
  • Oregon's Kenjon Barner scored on a 100-yard kickoff return to start the third quarter. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown by a UCLA opponent since USC's Reggie Bush in 2003 (96 yards).
  • Jeff Locke's 77-yard punt was the longest by a UCLA player since Chris Sailer had an 81-yard punt in 1995 at Washington State.
  • The interception by Akeem Ayers in the Oregon end zone was his first career interception and touchdown and UCLA's first interception return for a touchdown since Alterraun Verner vs. California in 2007 (76 yards).
  • Today's attendance of 77,819 was a season high.

    Oregon Game Notes

  • Oregon is 3-0 in Pac-10 play for the first time since 2001.
  • Chip Kelly's five-game winning streak is the most by a first-year head coach at Oregon since Jim Aiken won six straight to end the 1947 season.
  • The Ducks last won five straight in 2005, when they put together a seven-game string.
  • UO has held three straight opponents to 10 points or less for the first time since 1980, when they did it twice.
  • FR RB Kenjon Barner recorded the second longest kickoff return in UO history - 100 yards for a touchdown - to open the second half. Woodley Lewis (Oct. 15, 1949) has the longest at 102, back when the NCAA counted end zone yardage.
  • Oregon's scoreless string at UCLA ran to eight quarters before Barner's TD in the 3rd quarter. The Ducks had been shutout in the Rose Bowl since halftime of Oct. 4, 2003.
  • JR CB Talmadge Jackson III intercepted a pass for the second straight week, this time resulting in his first career touchdown (32 yards). It was his fourth career pick, third in Pac-10 play.
  • Oregon has scored five non-offensive touchdowns in six games to date: 2 INT, 1 FR, 1 PR and 1 KR.
  • SO LB Eddie Pleasant had his third career fumble recovery, all this season.
  • JR QB Nate Costa, making his first career start, tossed is first career touchdown pass on a 20-yarder to JR WR Jeff Maehl.
  • Maehl's TD catch was the first by an Oregon wide receiver this season.
  • Costa also threw the first interception of his career, resulting in UCLA's lone touchdown.
  • The Ducks scored 21 points in the first 3:54 of the 3rd quarter, including 14 in the first 26 seconds of the half.
  • FR RB LaMichael James eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the third time this season, equalling his own freshman record of 152 yards.
  • The 49-yard 1st-quarter run by James was his season high.
  • Barner had a 48-yard scamper in the 3rd quarter - a season best. •Oregon has allowed two touchdowns in three Pac-10 games, both resulting from a short field created by a turnover.
  • FR FS John Boyett made his second career interception, both coming in the fourth quarter of games when UO was protecting a lead.
  • SO CB Anthony Gildon made is first career start.
  • True freshman CB Cliff Harris made his collegiate debut.
  • SR WR Rory Cavaille played for the first time in 2009 after sitting out five games due to injury.
  • FR K Rob Beard attempted his first career field goal, a 51-yard attempt that was blocked.
  • FR P Jackson Rice had a season-high 57-yard punt in the 4th quarter.
  • Oregon is 2-1 in games when failing to score first.
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