Gameday: Pac-12 Football Championship
UCLA (6-6) at OREGON (10-2)
Eugene, Ore. • Autzen Stadium (54,000)
Kickoff: 5:20 p.m. PT • TV: FOX • Radio: ESPN
Series: UCLA leads 39-25. Last: ORE, 60-13 (2010). Streak: ORE 3
Bruin Notes: The Bruins enter the Pac-12 Championship Game having won three of their last five games, including a victory over then-No. 20 Arizona State . . . The Bruins have churned out six 200-yard plus rushing games this season topped by the 328 against Colorado. UCLA was 5-1 in those games with wins against San Jose State, Oregon State, Cal, Arizona State and the Buffaloes. The lone loss came against Houston. UCLA has gone over 200-yards rushing nine times in the last two seasons. The Bruins have won 21 straight games in which it has rushed for at least 250 yards. . . Junior QB Kevin Prince's 424 rushing yards this season are the most by a UCLA quarterback since Jeff Dankworth ran for 815 in 1976. Prince had 309 yards of total offense (225 yards passing, 84 yards rushing) against Colorado for his first 300-yard total offense game since 2009 when he totaled 390 yards against Washington State. Prince also threw for four touchdowns against the Buffaloes, a personal best and the most by a Bruin since Ben Olson connected on five against Stanford in 2007. . . Senior WR Nelson Rosario became the seventh Bruin, and first since Craig Bragg in 2003, to reach the 1,000-yard receiving mark for a season with seven catches for 118 yards against USC. He now has 55 catches for 1,008 yards this year. He ranks seventh in the Pac-12 with 84 receiving yards per game. Rosario ranks fifth on UCLA's all-time list with 2,209 career receiving yards. He is the 10th Bruin to eclipse 2,000 yards receiving. His performance against the Trojans was his sixth career 100-yard receiving game and fourth this season. Rosario had a season-high 151 yards against Arizona State. He recorded back-to-back games with at least 100 receiving yards for the second time in his career. . . Senior RB Derrick Coleman's two touchdowns against Arizona State brought his season total to 11, the most by a Bruin since Maurice Jones-Drew had 20 (13 rushing) in 2005. . . Redshirt junior TE Joseph Fauria's six touchdown catches are the most by a Bruin receiver since Marcedes Lewis had 10 in the 2005 season. . . Redshirt junior P Jeff Locke is averaging 43.8 yards per punt this season and ranks 16th in the nation. . . Redshirt junior LB Patrick Larimore leads the team with 75 tackles, including 46 solo tackles. He has one sack for six yards and a forced fumble. Larimore ranks 17th in the Pac-12 with 6.2 tackles per game.
Duck Notes: Oregon has posted a 10-win season for the fourth consecutive season, the seventh such season in the last 12 years. This year's senior class has experience 42 victories since the start of 2008, which is the most in school history. . . Junior RB LaMichael James became Oregon's all-time scoring leader when he scored on a 1-yard run in the opening quarter against Oregon State. James broke former kicker Jared Siegel's mark of 323 (2001-04). The nation's leading rusher, James is averaging 142.7 yards per game. He was named a finalist for the Doak Walker Award and is bidding to become the third two-time winner of the award after winning it last season. James is Oregon's all-time leading rusher with 4,704 yards in his career. That ranks fourth all-time in the Pac-12 (he trails Marcus Allen who collected 4,810 yards from 1978-81). . . Junior QB Darron Thomas passed for a season-high 305 yards against Oregon State, completing 27-of-40 passes with four touchdowns and no interceptions. He extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 24. Thomas moved up to seventh on UO's career passing list with 5,423, passing Dennis Dixon (5,129 from 2004-07) and Akili Smith (5,148 from 1997-98). Thomas also ranks seventh on the career chart for total offense with 6,075 yards, passing Dan Fouts (5,871). . . Senior TE David Paulson had a career high eight receptions for 105 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown, in the win over Oregon State. He became the first Duck this season with 100 or more receiving yards. . . Freshman RB De'Anthony Thomas had 197 all-purpose yards in the Civil War, giving him 1,908 for the season. That mark ranks fifth in a single-season at Oregon. Thomas also had a career-high 10 receptions, leading all players in the game. Thomas extended his own UO freshman touchdown record with his 16th. . . With 12 tackles, junior LB Michael Clay matched his career high for a second straight game and fourth time overall. Clay ranks second in the Pac-12 with 9.2 tackles per game. He has 83 on the season. . . Junior P Jackson Rice, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award, is averaging 45.7 yards per punt to rank second in the Pac-12. Oregon ranks second in the nation in net punting at 41.8 yards per game. . . The Ducks ran 102 offensive plays, tying the school record set versus Washington State in 2004. . . The Civil War was Oregon's 81st straight sellout at Autzen Stadium, dating back to 1999.
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