Havner and Drew Continue NCAA Lead

Oct. 4, 2004

Junior linebacker Spencer Havner and sophomore tailback Maurice Drew both rank at the top of at least one NCAA statistical category this week.

Havner, a candidate for All-America honors, is on the pre-season `Watch List' for the Butkus and Lombardi awards. The third-year starter has also been selected one of two season captains by a vote of his teammates.Havner, the nation's leading tackler, is off to a great start in the 2004 season. In four games, he has made 60 tackles and his average of 15.0 leads the nation by 2.0 tackles per game and the Pac-10 by 3.25.

Against San Diego State, he led the team for the fourth consecutive game, finishing with 14 (six solos), including one for loss. In addition, with the Bruins leading just 7-3 in the second quarter, Havner picked off a pass and returned it 52 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 lead. He was selected Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts.

Havner has now made seven interceptions in his career and has returned three for touchdowns. He averages 33.1 yards per interception and his touchdowns have measured 52, 42 and 23 yards.

Drew, the spectacular sophomore tailback, is having an outstanding season. On the year, he leads the nation in all-purpose yards at 229.5 per game. He also ranks fourth in the NCAA and first in the Pac-10 in rushing with his average of 167.2 yards per game and ranks 13th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in scoring (10.5 points per game).

Drew is averaging 10.27 yards every time he touches the football (965 yards on 94 touches). He is averaging 8.4 yards per rush and five of his seven touchdowns this season have been at least 47 yards (46.14 average), including runs of 62, 58 and 57 yards.

In his 17-game career, he has rushed for 1,251 yards (5.8 average) and 12 touchdowns. He has scored 14 touchdowns overall, including two kickoff returns, and eight of those 14 have measured at least 47 yards.

Against San Diego State, he led the Bruins in rushing with his third straight 100-yard game, finishing with 161 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He had four double-figure runs and just two for negative yardage. His touchdown, which measured 57 yards, gave UCLA a 7-3 lead and included a 360-spin, two broken tackles and a footrace to the end zone.

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