Nov. 28, 2005
KEY DATES --
Mon., Nov. 28 - Coach Dorrell Weekly News Conf. (1:30 p.m.- Morgan Center Press Room) NOTE -- At 1 p.m. three senior players will be made available in the Press Room Practice: 4-6 p.m. (Players and coaches available after practice on Spaulding Field)
Tues., Nov. 29 - Practice 4-6 p.m. (Players and coaches available after practice on Spaulding Field) NOTE -- Last day this week to interview all players
Wed., Nov. 30 - Practice 4-6 p.m. (only coaches will be available after practice)
Thu., Dec. 1 - Practice 3:50-5:30 p.m. (Coach Dorrell only will meet briefly with media post-practice)
Sat., Dec. 3 - UCLA at USC (1:30 p.m. PT on ABC)
GAME 11: UCLA (9-1, 6-1, ranked No. 11 by USA Today/ Coaches and Associated Press) will play at No. 1 USC (11- 0, 7-0) on Dec. 3 at the Los Angeles Coliseum. It will be the 75th meeting between the two schools. Game time is 1:30 p.m.
The game will be televised nationally by ABC Sports. Keith Jackson and Dan Fouts will call the action from the booth and Todd Harris will work the sidelines.
XTRA Sports 570 and the Bruin Radio Network broadcasts all of the Bruin games with Chris Roberts and Matt Stevens in the booth and Wayne Cook on the sidelines.
The game will also be broadcast nationally by Westwood One with Joel Meyers and former UCLA All-America tight end Rick Walker calling the action. USC will also originate a broadcast on 1540 AM.
BOWL SCENARIOS -- If UCLA defeats USC, it will clinch a share of the Pac-10 title with USC and Oregon. USC would have the Pac-10's automatic BCS berth due to the league's tie-breaking procedures and UCLA and Oregon would be eligible for a BCS at-large berth. If neither UCLA or Oregon is selected for an at-large berth, the Holiday Bowl (Dec. 29) would have its choice of the two schools due to a tie in the standings. The team not selected would play in the Sun Bowl (Dec. 30).
If UCLA does not defeat USC, it will finish in third place and will play in the Sun Bowl, unless Oregon earns a BCS at-large berth. In that case, UCLA would play in the Holiday Bowl.
SENIOR SALUTE -- Fifteen Bruins will be suiting up for their last regular season game and last game in Los Angeles -- OT Ed Blanton, QB/H Brian Callahan, CB Marcus Cassel, OG Robert Cleary, DE Marko Dragovic, LB Spencer Havner, QB David Koral, TE Marcedes Lewis, LB Justin London, C Mike McCloskey, DE Kyle Morgan, QB Drew Olson, S Jarrad Page, TE Matt Raney, LB Wesley Walker.
2005 IN-SEASON AWARD LISTS --
Marcedes Lewis, TE - One of three finalists for the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end.
Drew Olson, QB - One of seven finalists for the Unitas Award as the nation's top senior quarterback; one of 15 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award.
Maurice Drew, RB - One of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award as the nation's top running back, one of 12 semifinalists for the Maxwell Award as nation's outstanding player.
Spencer Havner, LB - One of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker; one of 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman; one of 12 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award as the nation's top defender; one of 15 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy for nation's top defensive player.
Karl Dorrell, head coach - One of 12 semifinalists for the Maxwell Club's George Munger Award as the nation's outstanding coach.
UCLA IN THE POLLS -- Week 1: NR; Week 2: NR; Week 3: NR; Week 4: USA Today 23, AP 25; Week 5: USA Today 20, AP 20; Week 6: USA Today 16, AP 20; Week 7: USA Today 12, AP 12; Week 8: AP 8, USA Today 9, BCS 9; Week 9: AP 8, USA Today 8, BCS 6; Week 10: AP 7, USA Today 7, BCS 5; Week 11: AP 14, USA Today 14, BCS 15; Week 12: USA Today 11, AP 12, BCS 11; Week 13: USA Today 11, AP 11, BCS 12; Week 14: USA Today 11, AP 11.
INDIVIDUAL UCLA NOTES -- Drew Olson has shattered the school record for touchdown passes. He has 30 this season, breaking the mark of 25 set by Cade McNown in 1998. Drew Olson leads the nation in touchdown passes per game (3.0) and is tied for second overall with 30 TD passes. He also leads the nation in passing efficiency (172.47), interception percentage (0.93) and points responsible for (18.60).
Drew Olson's efficiency rating of 301.26 for the Arizona State game was the second highest in NCAA Division IA history for quarterbacks with between 25 and 49 pass attempts.
Maurice Drew is the only player in school history to score five touchdowns in a game and he has now done it twice (2004 at Washington and 2005 versus California).
Maurice Drew already holds the UCLA career record for all purpose yards with 4,478. He passed former No. 1 Gaston Green, 1984-87, (4,283 yards) on a 10-yard fourth-quarter punt return this season at Stanford.
Maurice Drew ranks No. 9 in UCLA career scoring with 228 points and No. 10 in career rushing with 2,405 yards.
Marcedes Lewis leads the nation's tight ends with 10 touchdown receptions and his average of 5.5 receptions per game ranks second.
Marcedes Lewis (currently with 21) ranks second on the alltime UCLA TD reception list. He trails only J.J. Stokes (28) on that list.
Marcedes Lewis (currently ninth with 123) will tie for eighth on the all-time school list for receptions with one catch and for seventh with five receptions.
Spencer Havner (currently with 387) moved into third place ahead of Kenny Easley (374) on the career tackles list at Arizona. He needs 13 tackles to become the third Bruin in history with 400 or more tackles for a career.
Drew Olson's 30 touchdown passes this season tie him for seventh on the Pac-10 Conference season list. His 63 career touchdown passes rank 11th on the all-time Pac- 10 list (10th is Kyle Boller of Cal - 64, 9th is Jake Plummer of ASU - 65, 8th is Cade McNown of UCLA - 68).
Maurice Drew, currently with 114 points, needs one more touchdown to move into the Top 10 of the Pac-10 single season scoring list (tie for No. 9 at 120 points).
Quarterback Drew Olson has been named one of seven finalists for the Unitas Award (top senior quarterback) with the winner to be announced on Nov. 30. He was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award. Spencer Havner was one of the 12 semifinalists for the Rotary Lombardi Award. He was one of 10 semifinalists for the Butkus Award. Havner was also one of 12 semifinalists for the Bednarik Award (nation's top defender) and one of 15 quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy.
Maurice Drew is averaging 24.11 yards on his 19 touchdowns this season. In the first game of the 2005 season, Drew scored three touchdowns (averaging 45.6 yards in length). On UCLA's first offensive play of the year, he raced 64 yards for a score. He also hit paydirt on a one-yard run in the second quarter. Later in the same period, he returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown. Against Rice, he scored on a four-yard run and a 66-yard punt return (35.0-yard avg). He had one touchdown (nine yards) versus Oklahoma and one touchdown (one yard) versus Washington. Against California, he scored five touchdowns for the second time in his career -- 12-yard run, one-yard run, 81-yard punt return, 28- yard reception and two-yard run (24.8 yards avg). At WSU, he scored two touchdowns -- a 45-yard reception and a oneyard run -- (23.0 yard avg). Against Oregon State, he scored on receptions of 43 and 20 yards, an average of 31.5 yards per score. At Stanford, he scored on runs of six and one yard (3.5 average). He did not score at Arizona and had a oneyard touchdown run versus Arizona State.
In 2004, Drew averaged 40.63 yards on each of his eight rushing touchdowns in 2004 (47, 47, 62, 58, 15, 37, 57, 2) for 325 yards. He also had scoring receptions of 27, 43 and three yards and a punt return for 68 yards.
Maurice Drew's 43-yard scoring reception versus Oregon State was the 16th time in his career he has scored on a play which measured at least 40 yards. Drew's 81-yard scoring punt return against California tied the UCLA and Pac-10 single-season (three) and career (four) records for punt return touchdowns. He had a 65-yard scoring return against Washington erased by penalty.
Drew's 81-yard scoring punt return against Cal was his sixth 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; 81 PR v. California, 2005; 68 PR v. Stanford, 2004).
Against Oregon State, Drew Olson set a school record with six touchdown passes, breaking the record of five he had tied the previous week at Washington State. He also threw five touchdown passes against Arizona State, becoming the first Bruin to throw at least five in a game three times. Cade McNown threw five touchdown passes at Texas in 1997 and at Miami in 1998.
Drew Olson's 31 completions against Washington State rank No. 2 in school history, trailing only Troy Aikman's 32 versus USC in 1988.
In Drew Olson's last 18 games, he has completed 358 of 558 (.642) passes for 4,734 yards, 46 TDs and 11 interceptions.
Drew Olson has led four fourth-quarter comebacks this season (Washington, 10 points; Cal, 12 points; Washington State,17 points; Stanford, 21 points). In those four games, he completed 45 of 61 passes (.738) for 539 yards and six touchdowns in the fourth quarter/overtime. In the fourth quarter/ overtime of all games this season, Olson is 62 of 88 (.721) for 820 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions.In the second half of all games this season, Olson is 113 of 157 (.720) for 1,393 yards, 15 touchdowns and no interceptions. The 131 receiving yards by Marcedes Lewis at San Diego State and at Arizona are the most by a Bruin tight end since 2002, when Mike Seidman had games of 138 against Oregon State and 134 versus San Diego State. Rick Walker's 145 yards versus Oregon State in 1975 is the school record for tight ends.
Spencer Havner's four defensive touchdowns are the most ever by a UCLA player (records date back to 1957). Havner has three interception returns for scores and one fumble return. Havner's fumble return for a score against Oklahoma pushed him past Abdul McCullough ('93-96) who had two interception returns and one fumble recovery; Jerry Robinson ('75-78) who had three interception returns; Marcus Turner ('85-88) who had three interception returns and Tommy Bennett ('92-93, 95) who had three fumble returns.
NOTE: (Darryl Henley ('85-88) had three punt returns and one fumble return for touchdown; Maurice Drew has six kick returns for scores, four punts / two kickoffs).
By kicking field goals of 52 and 50 yards at Oregon in 2004, Justin Medlock became the first Bruin to kick two field goals of at least 50 yards in a game. He is the only Bruin ever to kick three field goals of 50 or more yards in the same season and is one of just two Bruins (John Lee is the other) to have four career field goals of 50 or more yards. Medlock is now fifth on UCLA's career field goal list with 40. UCLA senior quarterbacks have won 24 of the last 30 games (80.0%) in which they have started, including Drew Olson's 9-1 mark this season.
Running back Maurice Drew's 120 rushing yards against Oregon State marked the ninth time in his career he has topped the century mark. Drew's total of nine 100-yard games ranks tied for eighth on the all-time school list. (114 vs. San Diego St., 2005; 109 v. Washington St., 2005; 120 v. Oregon St., 2005; 142 v. Illinois, 2004; 322 v. Washington, 2004; 161 v. San Diego St., 2004; 105 v. Stanford, 2004; 126 v. Wyoming, 2004; 176 v. Arizona St., 2003)
Tight end Marcedes Lewis has set a school record for tight ends with 10 touchdown catches in 2005, breaking the mark of seven he set last year. He also holds the career mark with 21. Lewis ranks ranks second on the overall school career touchdown reception list, seven shy of J.J. Stokes' record of 28.
TEAM NOTES -- UCLA's 660 yards of total offense against Arizona State ranks No. 5 on the all-time list and were the most since UCLA had 670 at Miami in 1998.
UCLA's 510 yards passing against Arizona State ranks No. 2 all-time, trailing only the 513 yards at Miami in 1998.
UCLA has won six regular season games in the Rose Bowl just twice -- 2005 and 1982, finishing 6-0 in both seasons.
UCLA has won 10 games in six previous seasons -- 1946 (10-1), 1982 (10-1-1), 1987 (10-2), 1988 (10-2), 1997 (10-2) and 1998 (10-2).
UCLA has won 10 regular-season games twice -- 1946 (10- 0, lost Rose Bowl for 10-1) and 1998 (10-1, lost Rose Bowl for 10-2).
UCLA is 4-9 against the No. 1 ranked team in the country. This is the third straight season in which UCLA will have played the nation's AP No. 1 ranked team - 2003 Oklahoma, 2004 USC.
UCLA has started the season 8-0 five times -- 2005; 1998, when it started the year with 10 straight wins and went to the Rose Bowl; 1954, when it earned a National Championship; 1952 and 1946 (Rose Bowl).
UCLA has compiled an eight-game winning streak during the season eight times --2005 (won first eight), 1998 (won first 10), 1997 (won last 10), 1987(won eight in a row mid-season), 1973 (won nine in a row mid-season), 1954 (won all nine), 1952 (won first eight), 1946 (won first 10). Two teams went on to play in the Rose Bowl game (1998, 1946). One won the national championship (1954).
UCLA's win over No. 9/10 California was its first over a Top 10 team since UCLA defeated No. 10 Washington, 35-13, in the 2001 season.
UCLA's No. 7 ranking by AP and USA Today/Coaches on Oct. 30 was its highest since Oct. 21, 2001 when the 6-0 Bruins were ranked No. 4 by the polls.
In 10 games, UCLA's offense has produced 33 touchdown drives of 64 yards or longer -- three vs. San Diego State, four vs. Rice, one vs. Oklahoma, two vs. Washington, four vs. California, five vs. Washington State, five vs. Oregon State, three vs. Stanford, one vs. Arizona and five versus Arizona State.
Five have measured between 64 and 69 yards, 13 between 70 and 79 yards, 12 between 80 and 89 yards and three have measured at least 90 yards, including the game-tying drive at Washington State (96 yards).
In its last seven games, UCLA has outscored its opponents 81-27 in the fourth quarter and 12-6 in overtime, including 71-13 in the four come-from-behind wins. Against Washington, UCLA trailed by 10 points in the fourth quarter and outscored the Huskies, 14-0. Against California, UCLA trailed by 12 points in the fourth and outscored the Golden Bears, 19-3 (the last 19 points). At Washington State, UCLA trailed by 17 entering the fourth and outscored the Cougars 17-0 in the fourth quarter and 6-3 in overtime. At Stanford, UCLA trailed by 21 points in the fourth quarter and outscored the Cardinal 21-10 (the final 21) and 6-3 in overtime.
Overall, UCLA has outscored its opponents 129-41 in the fourth quarter with the only touchdowns being scored by San Diego State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Stanford and Arizona State.
UCLA's defense has given up an average of 4.1 yards per play (191 plays - 775 yards) this season in the fourth quarter and overtime periods. Overall, the Bruin defense has yielded an average of 5.9 yards per play (734 plays - 4,354 yards). It has given up an average of 6.7 yards per play in the first half (376 plays - 2,532 yards) of games this season. In the second half, including overtime, of games, the defense has given up an average of 5.1 yards per play (358 plays - 1,822 yards). In the Stanford game, the defense allowed the Cardinal an average of 2.73 yards per play in the fourth quarter and overtime (22 plays - 60 yards). In the Washington State contest, the defense allowed the Cougars an average of 3.06 yards per play in the fourth quarter and overtime (17 plays - 52 yards).
UCLA's win over Washington on October 1 was its first as a ranked team since defeating California in the sixth game of the 2001 season. UCLA was ranked No. 4 by AP entering that contest.
When UCLA moved into the Top 25 on Sept. 18, it was the first time since 2002, when it was No. 24 on the USA Today/ Coaches poll and No. 25 on the AP poll entering USC week (Nov. 18).
UCLA is 13-0 in games in which it has won the turnover battle under head coach Karl Dorrell, including 5-0 this season (SDSU, Rice, Oklahoma, Oregon State, Arizona State).
UCLA's eight straight wins to open the 2005 campaign marked the first time the Bruins had compiled an eight-game winning streak under head coach Karl Dorrell.
California entered its game with UCLA having allowed just 53 points in five games (10.6 average). UCLA scored 47 versus the Golden Bears.
UCLA is 6-1 all-time in overtime, including this year's 30-27 single overtime win at Stanford and the 44-41 single overtime win at Washington State. Head coach Karl Dorrell is 3-0 in overtime, defeating California in 2003 and Washington State and Stanford this season.
Opponents have scored just six touchdowns on UCLA's nine turnovers this season. UCLA has scored 74 points this season off of 17 opponent turnovers.
UCLA scored at least 40 points in each of its first three games and has scored at least 40 in seven of 10.
All-Time Comeback Stories--
(21 points in 4th quarter) UCLA trailed Stanford 24-3 when the Cardinal scored with 8:26 remaining in the fourth quarter of this season's game. (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 7:04 to play in the fourth quarter) The Bruins rallied to tie the game with 46 seconds left in regulation and went on to win, 30-27, in the first overtime.
(21 points in 2nd quarter) UCLA trailed Arizona State 21-0 after the Sun Devils scored with 11:54 remaining in the 2nd quarter (2000) before rallying for a 38-31 win (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 2:38 remaining in the 2nd quarter).
(21 points in 2nd quarter) UCLA trailed at Washington State 28-7 after the Cougars scored with 5:36 remaining in the 2nd quarter (2005) before rallying for a 44-41 win in overtime (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 26 seconds remaining in the 2nd quarter).
(21 points in 2nd quarter) UCLA trailed at Michigan 21-0 after the Wolverines scored with 9:56 remaining in the 2nd quarter (1982) before rallying (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 4:34 remaining in the second quarter) for a 31-27 win.
(17 points in fourth quarter) UCLA trailed USC 38-21 after the Trojans scored with 11:06 remaining in the 4th quarter (1996) and rallied (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 6:12 remaining in the fourth quarter) to win 48-41 in the second overtime.
(17 points in fourth quarter) UCLA trailed at Washington State 38-21 early in the fourth quarter (2005) and rallied (UCLA began its comeback with a score with 14:32 remaining in the 4th quarter) to win, 44-41 in the first overtime.
The Sept. 17 win over Oklahoma (No. 17 USA Today/No. 21 AP) was UCLA's first over a ranked opponent (AP) since a 46-16 win over No. 18 Washington at the Rose Bowl in 2003.
UCLA's 51 points against Oregon State was the highest point total by a Bruin team in a Pac-10 game since defeating Arizona State, 52-42 on Dec. 1, 2001.
The win at San Diego State was UCLA's first in an opener since a win over Colorado State began the 2002 season.
UCLA's 63 points against Rice is its highest total of the Karl Dorrell Era and the most points by a Bruin team since a 66- 10 win over Houston on Oct. 4, 1997.
UCLA is 42 for 48 in the Red Zone (35 touchdowns, seven field goals, one end-of-game kneeldown, three possessions turned over on downs, one missed field goal and one fumble) in 2005.
In 10 games, UCLA has committed nine turnovers while forcing 17 (15 on defense and two on special teams).
In 2005, UCLA has produced 79 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), 11 versus Rice (six passes, three runs, one kickoff return and one punt return), five against Oklahoma (three passes and two runs), five versus Washington (three passes, two kickoff returns), 11 versus California (five passes, three kickoff returns, two punt returns and one run), seven versus Washington State (five passes, two kickoff returns), 13 against Oregon State (five passes, three kickoff returns, three runs, one punt return and one interception), six at Stanford (five passes, one run), two at Arizona (both passes) and nine versus Arizona State ( all passes). Seventeen have resulted in touchdowns. Maurice Drew has 23 plays of at least 20 yards (six runs, five punt returns, 11 receptions and one kickoff return) and eight have resulted in touchdowns. Drew Olson has 45 completions of at least 20 yards and Marcedes Lewis has 11 receptions of at least 20 yards.
In 2004, UCLA had 100 plays of at least 20 yards (44 passes, 22 runs, 23 kickoff returns and seven punt returns, four interception returns), including 21 for touchdowns.
In 10 games this year, UCLA is averaging 6.48 yards per play, 444.4 yards of total offense and 40.0 points. UCLA has averaged 40.0 or more points in a season just twice - - 1973 (42.7) and 1954 (40.8). Its average of 6.48 yards per play ranks third on that list.
With the win at Washington State, the Bruins qualified to play in a bowl game following the 2005 season. The Bruins have now qualified to play in a bowl game in eight of the last nine seasons. UCLA entered the 2005 season having played in 17 bowl games in the last 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 in the Pac-10. Only Florida State, Tennessee, Penn State, Alabama, Miami and Michigan have won more bowl games in that span.
UCLA has more bowl wins (10) in the last 23 years than any other school in the Pac-10 conference. In fact, only eight schools (Florida State, Miami, Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan, Auburn, Alabama, Penn State) have won more bowl games than the Bruins in that span.
SERIES NOTES -- UCLA trails in the series with USC, 27- 40-1. The series dates back to 1929. From 1991 to 1998, UCLA captured eight straight wins in the series. The Trojans have won the six games played since 1998.
Last season, the Bruins became the first team in 25 starts to hold Matt Leinart without a touchdown pass, but dropped a 29-24 decision to the nation's top-ranked team. UCLA's Maurice Drew had only two carries in thecontest due to an ankle injury he suffered against Washington State earlier in the season. Craig Bragg's 96-yard long punt return brought the Bruins back from a 10-0 first quarter deficit, but UCLA trailed 20-10 at the break. Three second half Trojan field goals helped stake USC to a 29-17 lead midway through the fourth quarter. A Marcedes Lewis touchdown grab with 2:20 left made it 29-24. A USC fumble gave the Bruins one more chance, but the UCLA hopes ended after an interception. Justin London tied for the team lead in tackles with eight and also made an interception.
In the last game played in the Coliseum (2003), the Bruins lost a 47-22 decision to the No. 2 ranked Trojans. UCLA trailed 21-0 with 11 minutes to play in the first half and was down 33-2 at the break. The Bruins limited the Trojan attack to 98 yards and 14 points after the half. In the second half, Drew Olson threw two scoring passes and Maurice Drew returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown. Olson finished with a then career-best 266 yards for the game. Justin London led UCLA with nine tackles.
LAST GAME -- UCLA scored on its first play from scrimmage and never trailed en route to a 45-35 victory over Arizona State before 84,983 fans on Nov. 12 at the Rose Bowl. The win improved its record to 9-1 and 6-0 at the Rose Bowl.
On the first play from scrimmage, Drew Olson hit Joe Cowan on a short slant and the wide receiver did the rest, racing the length of the field for a 91-yard touchdown, the fourth-longest pass play in school history. Less than five minutes later, Olson found Chris Markey over the middle and he raced the length of the field for a 56-yard touchdown.
After ASU cut the lead to 14-7. Olson drove the Bruins 80 yards and gave his team a 21-7 lead with a six-yard scoring pass to Marcedes Lewis.
Maurice Drew's one-yard run with 11:45 left in the first half gave UCLA a 28-14 lead but a turnover on a punt gave the Devils a six-yard drive for a score and they tied the game at 28-28 with 51 seconds left in the half, scoring at the end of a 63- yard drive.
On ASU's second possession of the second half, Marcus Cassel forced a fumble and Jarrad Page recovered at the UCLA 18- yard line. The Bruins moved 82 yards for the go-ahead score, a diving seven-yard catch by Brandon Breazell that was originally ruled no catch and was called a touchdown by the replay official. On ASU's second play of its next possession, Cassel forced another fumble and Dennis Keyes recovered at the Sun Devil 35-yard line. Five plays later, Olson threw his fifth touchdown pass of the game, a 13-yard strike to Lewis.
ASU closed to within seven points (42-35) with 7:14 remaining, but UCLA ate up over 5:00 of clock on its ensuing drive, cashing in with a 27-yard Justin Medlock field goal with 2:06 remaining. On that drive, Lewis' diving 17-yard reception enabled Olson to become only the second Bruin to throw for 500 yards in a game.
The Sun Devils could not progress past midfield on its final possession, turning the ball over on downs with 33 seconds remaining to seal the UCLA victory.
On the evening, UCLA racked up 660 yards of total offense, the fifth-highest total in school history. UCLA's 510 yards passing also ranked No. 2 on that single-game list.
Drew Olson led the attack by completing 22 of 27 passes for 510 yards and five touchdowns with no interceptions. His 510 passing yards were just three shy of Cade McNown's record of 513, set at Miami in 1998, and his 501 yards of total offense also rank No. 2 on that list. In the first quarter, he completed eight of 10 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns and he was 12 of 12 for 195 yards and two touchdowns in the second half.
For the first time in school history, three Bruin receivers broke the 100-yard barrier. Chris Markey (three catches) had 120 yards and one touchdown, Joe Cowan (three) had 109 yards and one touchdown and Marcedes Lewis (seven) had 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Maurice Drew added 113 all-purpose yards -- 88 rushing and 25 receiving -- and one touchdown and Markey had 147 allpurpose yards.
Defensively, UCLA held the Sun Devils to just one touchdown and 52 yards rushing in the second half (six possessions).
The Bruins forced two fumbles in the second half and three in the game and also recorded five quarterback sacks.
Jarrad Page led the team with 10 tackles and recovered one fumble. Spencer Havner made eight tackles, including two for losses, and recovered a fumble. Chris Horton, Christian Taylor and John Hale each made six tackles while Marcus Cassel (two forced fumbles), Brigham Harwell (one sack) and Trey Brown made five tackles each. Justin Hickman recorded 1.5 sacks.
DID YOU KNOW? -- The football team had 29 players listed on the Athletics Director's Honor Roll for the Spring `05 quarter. To qualify, student-athletes had to post at least a 3.0 grade point average. Sixteen of the 19 members of Karl Dorrell's first recruiting class (2003) are still in the program and on track to graduate.
The UCLA football program has produced 16 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship winners, 14 first-team Academic All-Americans, eight National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Post-Graduate Scholarship recipients, one Rhodes Scholar and three members of the Academic All-America Hall of Fame.
Offensive guard Chris Joseph was selected to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District-8 team. Joseph and defensive tackle Kenneth Lombard were named to first-team Pac-10 All-Academic. Offensive guard Bob Cleary and defensive back Michael Norris were named to the second team while receiver Andrew Baumgartner and linebacker Dan Nelson earned honorable mention.
Two Bruins on the 2005 roster are the sons of former Bruin standouts -- DB Trey Brown (dad, Theotis, played running back from 1976-78 and rushed for 2,914 yards to rank No. 7 all-time at the school); LB Bruce Davis (dad, Bruce, played offensive 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 -- Troy Aikman, Steve Bono, Billy Kilmer, Tom Ramsey, Jay Schroeder -- to have played on a Super Bowl team. According to the NFL, the Bruins were first among Pac-10 schools with 25 active players on 2005 opening weekend National Football League rosters. UCLA ranked 15th among all universities.
During the last 23 years, UCLA has been ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 on 11 occasions, tied with USC for the most among Pac-10 schools.
In the last 23 seasons (1982-2004), UCLA has more Top 10 rankings (seven) than any other Pac-10 school. In fact, only eight schools (Florida State, Nebraska, Miami, Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Auburn) have been ranked in the AP Top 10 more often than UCLA during this period.
2005 FIRSTS -- Five Bruins made their first career starts against San Diego State -- offensive linemen Chris Joseph and Brian Abraham, defensive linemen Nathaniel Skaggs and Nikola Dragovic and safety Dennis Keyes. In addition, punter Aaron Perez and holder Brian Callahan started at their respective spots for the first time.
Against Rice, tight end J.J. Hair and defensive tackle Chase Moline made their first career starts.
In the win over California, redshirt sophomore defensive end William Snead and redshirt junior wide receiver Andrew Baumgartner made the first starts of their careers. True freshman Gavin Ketchum made his first career start at Washington State. Redshirt sophomore Noah Sutherland made his first career start against Oregon State. Robert Chai made his first start of the year at center against Stanford. Kyle Morgan made his first start of the year against Arizona State.
Nine true freshmen played in the opener against San Diego State -- RB Kahlil Bell, LB Kyle Bosworth, LB John Hale, WR Gavin Ketchum, S Robert Kibble, S Bret Lockett, DL Chase Moline, TE Ryan Moya and TE Logan Paulsen. Thirty-six true freshmen have now played for the Bruins during the last four seasons (2002-2005). A school-record 12 true freshmen played for the Bruins in 2004.
Twenty-one Bruins played in a game for the first time against SDSU. In addition to the nine true freshmen, others who made their 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 Kearney and P Aaron Perez. In addition, Noah Sutherland, who played defensive tackle a year ago, made his debut at offensive tackle. QB Pat Cowan made his debut against Rice.
He returned to Westwood, where he played on teams that won five consecutive bowl games, after serving as an assistant coach at both the collegiate and professional levels.
He is the first UCLA coach to go to bowls in each of his first two seasons and has qualified for a bowl in 2005. Dorrell came to UCLA after working the previous three seasons for Mike Shanahan's Denver Broncos as an assistant coach in charge of wide receivers. Prior to his arrival in Denver, Dorrell coached 12 years on the collegiate level, including seven seasons as an offensive coordinator.
During his career as a collegiate player and coach, Dorrell has participated in 14 bowl games, including three Rose Bowls, two Fiesta Bowls and two Cotton Bowls. He played on teams that won three Pacific-10 titles and defeated USC four times in five seasons. His 108 receptions still rank in the all-time school career Top 11and his total of 1,517 receiving yards ranks No. 14.
Dorrell's previous collegiate coaching experience includes six seasons at Colorado, two years at Northern Arizona, and one year each at UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and Central Florida.
He earned his bachelor's degree from UCLA following the 1986 season and began his coaching career in the 1988 season as a Bruin graduate assistant.
He became receivers coach at Central Florida the next season and moved on to Northern Arizona for the 1990 and 1991 seasons as offensive coordinator and receivers coach. He then embarked on the first of two stints at Colorado. Dorrell served as receivers coach in the 1992-93 seasons. During that tenure, receivers Charles Johnson and Michael Westbrook, became just the fourth pair of wideouts on the same team in NCAA history to accumulate more than 1,000 yards in the same season.
Dorrell returned to the Pac-10 for the 1994 season as receivers coach at Arizona State before going back to Colorado for the 1995-98 campaigns as offensive coordinator and receivers coach. The Buffaloes won three bowl games in that fouryear span and were victorious in 33 of 47 games. He spent the 1999 season at Washington, serving as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach.
The former Bruin then moved to the professional ranks and served as receiving coach with the Broncos from 2000 until the time he took the UCLA job on December 18, 2002.
#14 QB Drew Olson -- The Bruin quarterback has played himself into Heisman Trophy consideration with his fabulous senior season. He is also on the list of 10 "Players to Watch" for the Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year award. In addition, he is one of seven finalists for the Unitas Award (nation's top senior quarterback) and was one of 15 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award and has led the Bruins to a 9-1 record, including four fourthquarter double-digit comebacks.
On the year, he has completed 218 of 322 passes (67.7) for 2,909 yards and 30 touchdowns with three interceptions. His passing efficiency rating of 172.47 ranks first nationally, as do his 3.0 touchdown passes per game (he is tied for second with 30 TD passes) and his interception percentage of 0.93. He also leads the nation in points respon7 sible for with 18.60 per game. He ranks second in the Pac- 10 in passing yards (290.90) and second in the league and 17th in the nation in total offense (284.80). His 30 touchdown passes also rank seventh (tied) on the Pac-10 singleseason list.
Olson's 30 touchdown passes have shattered the old school record of 25, set by Cade McNown in 1998 (12 games). In his last six games, Olson has thrown 22 touchdowns and just one interception. He has a current streak of 163 passes without an interception.
His 218 completions rank No. 2 in school history, trailing only Troy Aikman's 228 in 1998. His 2,909 yards rank No. 4 on that UCLA list, trailing only Cade McNown's 3,470 yards in 1998, McNown's 3,116 yards in 1997 and Tom Ramsey's 2,986 yards in 1982.
He has 11 completions of at least 40 yards this season and 45 of at least 20 yards.
His 510 passing yards against Arizona State rank No. 2 in school history behind only McNown's 513 at Miami in 1998. He has thrown at least five touchdown passes three times this season (McNown did it twice in his career), including a school-record six against Oregon State and five each versus Arizona State and Washington State.
His efficiency rating of 301.26 for the Arizona State game was the second highest in NCAA Division IA history for quarterbacks with between 25 and 49 pass attempts.
In his 43-game career (36 starts (23-13) / last 25 straight), Olson has 640 completions which rank No. 2 in UCLA history. In addition, his 8,283 career passing yards rank No. 2 and his career total offense of 8,022 yards also ranks No. 2. His 63 touchdown passes rank No. 2 on the UCLA career list.
His 63 touchdown passes rank 11th on the Pac-10 career list while his 8,243 passing yards rank 16th.
In his last 18 games, he has completed 358 of 558 (.642) passes for 4,734 yards, 46 TDs and 11 interceptions.
In the four fourth-quarter come-from-behind victories, he completed 45 of 61 passes (.738) for 539 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the fourth quarter and overtime. In the fourth quarter/overtime of all games this season, Olson is 62 of 86 (.721) for 820 yards, 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. In the second half of all games this season, Olson is 113 of 157 (.720) for 1,393 yards, 15 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Against Arizona State, he was virtually unstoppable. On the evening, he completed 22 of 27 passes for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions. In the first quarter, he completed eight of 10 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns (91 yards to Joe Cowan on the first play of the game, 56 yards to Chris Markey and six yards to Marcedes Lewis).
In the second half, he completed all 12 of his attempts for 195 yards and two touchdowns (seven yards to Brandon Breazell and 13 yards to Lewis). The 91-yard touchdown to Cowan was the fourth-longest pass play in school history. He became only the second Bruin to break the 500-yard plateau late in the game on Marcedes Lewis' diving 17-yard reception.
He engineered five touchdown drives of at least 79 yards. The 510 yards rank No. 2 on UCLA's single-game list (Cade McNown set the school record with 513 yards at Miami) as do his 501 yards of total offense (McNown's 515 yards at Miami is the record). The five touchdown passes were one shy of his school record and the third time this year he has thrown at least five TD passes.
He was selected the National Player of the Week by USA Today.com, Division IA National Offensive Player of the Week by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He was also the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season.
At Arizona, he completed 23 of 38 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. On UCLA's final scoring drive (91 yards), he completed five of six passes (last five) for 70 yards, including his second touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis (16 yards).
In the Oct. 29 21-point comeback at Stanford, he completed 24 of 35 passes for 293 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. In the fourth quarter and overtime, he completed 15 of 20 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns, a 31-yard strike to Joe Cowan in the fourth quarter and the game-winning 23-yard connection with Brandon Breazell in overtime.
In the fourth quarter, he led UCLA on touchdown drives of 65, 72 and 66 yards after Stanford took a 24-3 lead with 8:26 remaining. The three scoring drives took just 3:40. In overtime, he hit Breazell for the winning score after a two-yard run by Maurice Drew.
He was at his best in the Oct. 22 victory over Oregon State. That afternoon, he set a school record by throwing six touchdown passes -- two each to Maurice Drew and Marcedes Lewis and one each to Ryan Moya and Brandon Breazell.
On the day, he completed 16 of 24 passes for 262 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions while leading the Bruins to a 51-28 win. He moved into second place on UCLA's career touchdown passes list and was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts.
He also set a school record with 11 touchdown passes in two consecutive games, breaking the previous record of eight. He had 13 in a three-game span, breaking the record of 11 by Wayne Cook in 1993.
In the 2005 opener at San Diego State, he connected on 10 of 15 passes for 152 yards with a long of 40. In the first half, he completed six of nine passes for 103 yards.
Against Rice, he completed 18 of 25 passes (.720) for 296 yards and three touchdowns (39, 10, 11) with no interceptions.
He threw five completions of at least 20 yards and had 302 yards of total offense. He completed passes to eight different receivers. In the first half, he led the Bruins to touchdowns on all six of their offensive possessions, completing 15 of 20 passes for 263 yards and three scores.
In the victory over Oklahoma, Olson completed 28 of 38 passes for 314 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He completed passes to 10 different receivers and both times Oklahoma scored in the second half, he responded by leading a touchdown drive. When Oklahoma closed to within 20- 17 with 3:25 left in the third quarter, he responded by leading a 13-play, 83-yard drive, completing six of seven passes for 78 yards, including a 19-yard scoring strike to Marcedes Lewis. On UCLA's next possession, he drove the Bruins 45 yards for another touchdown, completing three of four passes for 42 yards, including a seven-yard score to Chris Markey.
Olson was named Sporting News National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against the Sooners.
Against Washington, he completed 29 of 44 passes for 287 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. The 44 attempts tied his career high. In the second-half comeback (down 10-0 at half), Olson connected on 20 of 26 passes for 210 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. In the fourth quarter, he completed 11 of 15 passes for 99 yards and one score, including his last six attempts for 72 yards on the winning drive.
In the third quarter, with UCLA starting on the UW 28-yard line following a fumble recovery, he hit Joe Cowan for 24 yards and after a run for no yards, he found Marcedes Lewis in the end zone for a four-yard touchdown.
After Washington made the score 17-7, he moved the Bruins 80 yards, hitting Michael Pitre for a one-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter. With 3:39 remaining in the game, he drove the Bruins 73 yards for the winning score, converting a key fourth-and-one from the Bruin 36-yard line. He completed six of seven passes (the final six) for 72 yards on the drive, which was capped by Maurice Drew's one-yard run with 1:08 remaining in the game.
Against California, Olson rallied the Bruins to victory for the second straight week. He brought them back from a 14-0 deficit less than three minutes into the game, pulling them into a 14-14 tie just 10 seconds into the second quarter. Trailing 40-28 with 12:55 remaining, he drove the Bruins 80 yards to make the score 40-35, scoring on a one-yard sneak. With 2:30 remaining, UCLA took possession on its own 25-yard line and Olson drove them 75 yards, completing passes of 38 and nine yards to Marcus Everett. On third-and-one at the 28-yard line, he found Maurice Drew in the right flat and he sped 28 yards for the winning score. UCLA regained possession with 1:01 remaining and Olson helped run the clock until Drew scored on the final play of the game.
On the night, Olson completed 17 of 33 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions and twice rallied his team from double-digit deficits for the win. He also moved into second place on the career total offense list.
At Washington State, he rallied the Bruins from deficits of 21 points in the first half and 17 points in the fourth quarter, tying school records in both categories. On the night, he completed 31 of 43 passes for a then career-high 338 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. His five touchdown passes tied the old school record held by Cade McNown (1997 at Texas, 1998 at Miami) and his 31 completions were one shy of Troy Aikman's school record of 32 (USC, 1998).
In the final three quarters, he hit on 28 of 34 passes (.824) for 310 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. In the fourth quarter, he connected on 13 of 16 passes for 132 yards and two scores.
UCLA trailed 28-7 near the end of the first half, but Olson drove the Bruins 80 yards, hitting Marcedes Lewis for four yards with 26 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 14 points.
Midway through the third quarter, his 45-yard touchdown pass to Maurice Drew completed a 73-yard drive and brought the Bruins to within seven points. However, UCLA still trailed by 17 entering the final quarter.
With 14:32 remaining in the game, Olson and Lewis hooked up for a nine-yard score to complete an 80-yard drive. UCLA trailed by seven points with 4:52 remaining when it took over on its four-yard line. He drove the Bruins 96 yards for the tying score, finding Marcus Everett in the back corner of the end zone with 44 seconds remaining in regulation. On the final drive, he was six of seven for 78 yards.
During the 2004 season, Olson ranked sixth in the Pac-10 (44th- NCAA) in total offense (222.58 yds.), sixth in the Pac-10 in passing (213.8 yds.), and fourth in the Pac-10 (43rd-NCAA) in passing efficiency (132.39 rating). In the Pac-10, his average of 13.09 yards per completion was first among players with at least 100 completions and his 57.48% was fourth. Olson's 2004 season ended in the second quarter of the Las Vegas (Dec. 23) Bowl, when he suffered a torn ligament in his left knee which required surgery.
In his last seven regular-season games of 2004, he completed 134 of 226 passes (59.29%) for 1,729 yards, 15 touchdowns and eight interceptions.
Olson began the 2003 season as the No. 2 quarterback, but found himself thrust to the forefront for the second straight year because of injury. He replaced an injured Matt Moore in the first half of the opener at Colorado and went on to appear in 12 games (nine starts). Olson became the fourth sophomore to pass for more than 2,000 yards in a season (2,067).
He began 2002 behind four-year starter Cory Paus. Olson started the final five games of the year after Paus suffered a season-ending ankle injury against Cal. Olson was also injured in that game and sat out the next contest against Stanford, before returning to start the season's last five games. Olson made his first career start at Washington and became the first Bruin true freshman since Tom Ramsey in 1979 to win his initial road start. He also became just the third UCLA true freshman quarterback to start the game against USC, joining Ramsey and Cade McNown.
#21 RB Maurice Drew -- One of the top players in the nation, junior tailback Maurice Drew has played himself into Heisman Trophy consideration. He was on the Watch List for the 2005 Maxwell Award, given to the nation's outstanding player. He was one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's best running back. He is also on the list of 10 "Players ot Watch" for the Walter Camp Foundation Player of the Year Award.
Drew leads the nation in punt return average (29.07, which would be a new NCAA record) and has scored on returns of 72, 66 and 81 this year. He also has non-scoring returns of 69 and 59 yards and had a 65-yard touchdown return negated by penalty. His 407 punt return yards have already set a new UCLA single-season record while his three punt return touchdowns have tied the UCLA and Pac-10 singleseason records.
Drew is fourth in the NCAA in scoring, averaging 11.40 points per game. He has scored a career-high 19 touchdowns -- 12 running, four receiving and three on punt returns. Drew ranks sixth nationally in all-purpose yards (165.30) with only 20 yards on kickoff returns.
He is averaging 24.11 yards per touchdown this season and scores every 11.16 times he touches the football.
In 10 games, he has accounted for 1,653 all-purpose yards (165.30 average) and is averaging 7.80 yards every time he touches the football. He leads the Bruins in rushing (81.60).
He has scored 19 touchdowns, No. 3 on UCLA's single-season list, and is averaging 24.11 yards on those touchdowns, including four of at least 60 yards. He is third on the squad with 28 receptions and is averaging 14.6 yards per catch, highest among players with at least seven receptions.
In UCLA's wins over Washington, California and Washington State, all come-from-behind victories, he scored the winning touchdown. Against Washington, he scored the winning touchdown with 1:08 remaining. Against California, his 28- yard reception with 1:35 remaining gave UCLA the lead for good and he iced the game with a touchdown on the last play of the game. Against Washington State, he scored the winning touchdown in overtime. In the come-from-behind win at Stanford, he scored the tying touchdown on a one-yard run with 46 seconds left in regulation.
This season, Drew has 23 plays of at least 20 yards (six runs, five punt returns, 11 receptions and one kickoff return) and eight have resulted in touchdowns.
In his 34-game career, he has scored 38 touchdowns, including seven receptions, four punt returns and two kickoff returns. Sixteen scores have measured at least 40 yards. His 4,478 all-purpose yards are a new school record, his 38 touchdowns rank No. 4 in school history, his 228 points rank ninth and his 2,405 rushing yards rank 10th on that UCLA career list.
In the 21-point comeback win at Stanford (Oct. 29), he accounted for 175 all-purpose yards on 26 touches. He rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 18 attempts, tied for the team lead with a career-best six receptions for a team-high 87 yards and netted six yards on two punt returns. He scored UCLA's first touchdown on a six-yard run with 7:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and tied the game with 46 seconds remaining in regulation on a one-yard run.
In the win over Oregon State (Oct. 22), he accounted for 250 all-purpose yards on 26 touches. He rushed for 120 yards on 21 attempts (his ninth career game over 100 yards) and he made three receptions for 67 yards, including UCLA's first two touchdowns on catches of 43 and 20 yards. He also returned two punts for 63 yards, including a return of 59 yards to set up his second scoring reception.
In the 21-point comeback win at Washington State (44-41 in overtime) on Oct. 15, he accounted for 187 all-purpose yards. He ran for 109 yards (career-high 29 carries), including 19 of UCLA's 20 yards in overtime, scoring the winning touchdown on a one-yard run, and made three receptions for 78 yards, including a 45-yard catch-and-run for a third quarter touchdown. He was at his best in the Oct. 8 victory over No. 10 (AP) California.
Drew dominated the game with 299 all-purpose yards - 162 on punt returns, 65 rushing, 52 receiving and 20 on a kickoff return -- and tied his own school record with five touchdowns -- three rushing, one receiving and one on a punt return. He averaged 14.24 yards on each of his 21 touches against the Golden Bears. His 299 all-purpose yards rank No. 5 in the NCAA this season.
In the first quarter, with UCLA trailing 14-0, he returned a punt 69 yards to give the Bruins a first down on the four-yard line and they scored on the next play. His first touchdown, a 12- yard run, allowed UCLA to tie the score at 14-14. His oneyard run with 21 seconds remaining in the half brought the Bruins to within six points (27-21).
In the third quarter, he gave the Bruins their first lead when he returned a punt 81 yards for his third touchdown of the night. It was the longest punt return of his career and the third longest scoring punt return in school history. It was also his third scoring punt return of the year and fourth of his career, tying UCLA and Pac-10 records in both categories.
In the fourth quarter, he took a swing pass from Drew Olson in the right flat, broke a tackle and raced down the sideline for a 28-yard touchdown to give the Bruins a 41-40 lead with just 1:35 remaining in the contest. Following Trey Brown's interception, Drew scored on a fourth-down run from the twoyard line on the game's final play for the margin of victory.
For his efforts, he was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National 1-A Offensive Player of the Week, The Sporting News National Player of the Week, the Cingular Wireless/ABC Sports All-America Player of the Week and the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week.
On UCLA's first offensive play of 2005, he broke through the line and sped 64 yards for a touchdown at San Diego State. In the second quarter, he scored on a one-yard run and then broke the game open by taking a punt back up the middle for a 72-yard score.
Despite touching the ball just once in the second half, he finished the night with 194 all-purpose yards, 114 on the ground on 11 carries and 80 on two punt returns. He averaged 14.92 yards each time he touched the ball and scored three times on those 11 opportunities.
Against Rice, he accounted for 168 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns. He rushed for 95 yards, including a four-yard touchdown that gave the Bruins the lead for good, on 11 carries.
He had one run of 42 yards. He also returned a punt 66 yards for a score and made two receptions for seven yards.
In the win over Oklahoma, he accounted for 100 all-purpose yards and one touchdown (a nine-yard run) one week after the death of his grandfather. He rushed for 69 yards on 15 carries, including a 38-yard run on the first play following an Oklahoma touchdown that cut the lead to 10 points (34-24).
Against Washington (Oct. 1), he accounted for 101 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 33 yards on 14 carries and scored the winning touchdown with 1:08 remaining on a one-yard blast. He also made five receptions for 43 yards and returned two punts for 25 yards. In the second quarter, he had a 65-yard touchdown on a punt return wiped out due to a penalty and was credited with a six-yard return.
At Arizona on Nov. 5, he had 15 touches (12 rushes, three receptions) and accounted for 66 all-purpose yards (41 rushing, 25 receiving).
Against Arizona State on Nov. 12, he accounted for 113 allpurpose yards and one touchdown. He carried 23 times for 88 yards, including a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and made two receptions for 25 yards.
In 2004, Drew averaged 8.19 yards every time he touched the football (1,606 yards on 196 touches). He averaged 6.3 yards per rush and five of his eight rushing touchdowns were at least 47 yards (40.63 avg., 325 yds.), including runs of 62, 58 and 57 yards. Overall, he scored 12 touchdowns -- eight rushing, three receiving and one punt return. Drew, with 1,007 yards in 2004, became the 10th Bruin to rush for at least 1,000 yards in a season. It was the 17th time in Bruin history 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 have led the league, but was two returns shy of qualifying.
At the time of his ankle injury against Washington State, Drew ranked second in the nation and led the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (179.75). He also ranked 16th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in rushing (111.50 avg.) and 13th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in scoring (9.00 points per game). Overall in 2004, he ranked third in the Pac-10 and 17th in the nation in all-purpose yards (146.0). Drew achieved that ranking despite leaving the WSU game in the first quarter (sprained ankle) and carrying twice against USC. His total of 384 all-purpose yards at Washington was the best in the nation.
Drew had nine plays of at least 40 yards in 2004 (five runs, two receptions, one kickoff and punt return) and scored on seven of them. He had 25 plays of at least 20 yards (13 runs, five receptions, one punt and six kickoff returns), including nine touchdowns.
His total of 1,606 all-purpose yards ranked No. 4 on UCLA's single-season list. He was the first UCLA player to have at least 100 yards in all four all-purpose categories in the same season.
Drew enjoyed the greatest rushing afternoon in UCLA history in the Bruins' 37-31 victory at Washington in 2004. UCLA rallied from a 24-7 first-quarter deficit on the legs of Drew who totaled a school-record 322 yards, breaking DeShaun Foster's mark of 301 yards, set in 2001 against Washington. Drew also scored a school-record (rushing and overall) five touchdowns on runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards. In the first quarter alone, he rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns on four attempts. He finished the first half with 235 yards and four 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 Washington State (1984) and Ricky Bell's 347 for USC (1976). He tied the Pac-10 record for rushing touchdowns, held by five players, and compiled a Pac-10 record 384 all-purpose yards (since broken).
In 2003, Drew led the team in rushing (582 yards) and returned two kickoffs for touchdowns (vs. Oklahoma and USC). He was named first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 as a kick returner by The Sporting News. Drew's 83-yard touchdown run from scrimmage against Arizona State was the longest of the 2003 season in the conference. His total of 176 yards rushing against the Sun Devils ranked as the second-best total ever by a UCLA true freshman.
#19 TE Marcedes Lewis -- The true senior has been selected one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented to the nation's top tight end, for the second straight year and is the only repeat finalist. Considered to be the finest player in the country at his position, he was also on several pre-season All-America teams. He was also on the watch lists of the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award and the Lombardi Award.
Lewis leads the Bruins with 55 receptions, 711 yards (12.9 average) and 10 receiving touchdowns -- all career highs and UCLA records for tight ends. His 55 catches shattered the old mark of 44, his 711 yards broke the old record of 631 and his 10 touchdowns broke the mark of seven he set last year.
In his last five games, he has made 32 receptions for 407 yards and eight touchdowns.
His average of 5.50 receptions is second nationally among tight ends and his 10 touchdown receptions rank No. 1. He ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with his average of 5.50 receptions, eighth with his average of 71.10 yards per game and third (tied) with his 10 receiving touchdowns. He ranks first in the league among tight ends in all three categories.
His 55 receptions rank No. 8 (tied) on UCLA's single-season list.
His 21 career touchdown catches stand as a UCLA record by a tight end and rank No. 2 overall, trailing only J.J. Stokes' record of 28. His 123 receptions rank No. 1 on UCLA's career tight end receiving list and ninth on the school career receptions list. His 1,541 yards also rank No. 1 among tight ends and 14th overall.
Lewis started the 2005 season in great form, making seven receptions for 131 yards -- both career highs at the time -- against the Aztecs. Five of his catches accounted for double figures in yards and first downs, including receptions of 22, 31 and 40 yards, the longest of his career. The 31-yard reception was a leaping, acrobatic grab that put the Bruins inside the one-yard line. Against Rice, he made two receptions for 27 yards, including one 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 the game that gave UCLA a 10-point lead (27-17).
Against Washington, he made eight receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown, a four-yard catch to begin UCLA's comeback.
Seven of his receptions came in the second half as UCLA rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit and three produced first downs. He was named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week. He made just one reception for six yards versus California but it produced a first down on UCLA's touchdown drive at the end of the first half.
At Washington State, he made five receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns (four and nine yards). His second touchdown, a nine-yard grab, started UCLA's 17-point fourth quarter comeback, cutting the deficit to 10 points. He was again named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week.
In the victory over Oregon State, he led the Bruins with six receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns (two and three yards). His TDs, one at the end of the half and one at the start of the third quarter, built UCLA's advantage from 10 to 24 points. He also had a spectacular one-handed leaping 21-yard reception that led to a third-quarter field goal. At Stanford, he made three receptions for 39 yards and two first downs. Two of his catches came in the fourth quarter, including a 20-yard reception on third-and-five on UCLA's game-tying drive. He also drew a pass interference call that gave UCLA a first down at the Stanford 14-yard line on that same drive.
At Arizona, he made a career-high 11 receptions for 131 yards (ties his career high) and two touchdowns. The 11 receptions are tied for second on UCLA's single-game list (J.J. Stokes made 14 catches in the 1994 Rose Bowl) and the most ever by a tight end. Lewis was named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week for the third time in six games.
In the win over Arizona State, he again led the Bruins with seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns (six and 13 yards). Six of his catches produced first downs (five) or touchdowns (two) and his diving 17-yard catch late in the game enabled Drew Olson to become the second Bruin ever to break 500 yards passing.
His 131 yards against SDSU and Arizona are the most by a Bruin tight end since 2002, when Mike Seidman had games of 138 against Oregon State and 134 versus San Diego State. Rick Walker's 145 yards versus Oregon State in 1975 is the school record for tight ends.
Lewis led the Bruins with seven touchdown catches (a tight end record total at the time) in 2004. He caught 32 passes overall (tied for fifth-best among Bruin tight ends since 1980), for 402 yards. In addition, Lewis produced a team-best 25 first downs and averaged 12.6 yards per catch. His seven touchdown receptions ranked fifth (tied) in the Pac-10 while his 2.67 receptions/ game ranked T-22nd.
Lewis had a breakout game in the 2004 win over Arizona, making six receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns. His touchdowns measured 16, 12 and 18 yards. He also had catches of 23 and 21 yards on scoring drives. Dating back to 1965, his three touchdown receptions are the most by a Bruin tight end in a game. He was named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week.
WIDE RECEIVERS -- True junior Joe Cowan started the 2005 opener at San Diego State, but did not make a reception. Against Rice, he made two receptions for 38 yards. His 17-yard catch gave the Bruins a first-and-goal at the oneyard line.
Against Oklahoma, he made five receptions for 49 yards and produced four first downs. Against Washington, he made four receptions for 49 yards. His 24-yard reception gave the Bruins a first down at the four-yard line on their first touchdown drive.
Versus California, he scored UCLA's first touchdown on a fouryard reception. At Washington State, he led the Bruins with a career-high six receptions for 73 yards and three first downs. He made two receptions for 18 yards versus Oregon State.
At Stanford, he made five receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown. His 31-yard scoring catch brought the Bruins to within seven points (24-17) with 4:43 remaining and his fiveyard catch on fourth-and-one from the six-yard line set up Maurice Drew's game-tying touchdown. His 15-yard catch in the fourth quarter led directly to Drew's six-yard TD run. He made four catches for 32 yards at Arizona.
Against Arizona State, he made three receptions for a careerhigh 109 yards and one touchdown. On the first play of the game, he caught a short slant pass and outran the defense for a 91-yard touchdown, the fourth longest pass play in UCLA history.
Cowan is second on the squad with 32 catches for 443 yards (13.8 average) and three touchdowns. Twenty-one of his receptions have accounted for first downs (20) or touchdowns (three).
In 2004, he made two starts and totaled 13 catches for 228 yards, a team-high 17.5 average, and one touchdown. He led the team at California with five receptions for 95 yards and one touchdown, a 46-yarder. At Arizona State, he made three receptions for 71 yards, including a long of 33, and three first downs. In 2003, one of his catches was good for a touchdown versus USC.
True sophomore Marcus Everett suffered a sprained shoulder in practice on August 22 and did not suit up for the first two games against San Diego State and Rice.
Playing for the first time this year against Oklahoma, he came off the bench to lead the Bruins with six receptions, good for 66 yards and three first downs -- all in the first half. He started against Washington and made two receptions for 41 yards. On UCLA's final drive, he took a flat pass, made a couple of moves and raced 39 yards to the Bruin 20-yard line. UCLA scored the winning touchdown three plays later.
Versus California, he led the team with a career-high tying six receptions for a career-high 95 yards. Three of them produced first downs and two measured 38 and 26 yards. On UCLA's winning drive, he made an acrobatic 38-yard reception and made a nine-yard catch on the next play to set up UCLA's go-ahead touchdown.
At Washington State, he made five receptions for 39 yards, one touchdown and three first downs. His nine-yard touchdown catch in the back of the end zone with 44 seconds remaining in regulation completed UCLA's 17-point fourthquarter comeback and was the first TD of his career. Against Oregon State, he sprained his left knee early and played sparingly the rest of the way, not making a reception.
At Stanford, he tied for the team lead with six catches for 61 yards and four first downs. Three of his receptions came in the fourth quarter, including a 15-yard catch on the first touchdown drive and a 19-yard catch-and-run to set up the second fourth-quarter touchdown. He had one reception for two yards at Arizona. Against Arizona State, he had one catch for 44 yards.
On the year, Everett has made 27 receptions, fourth on the squad, for 348 yards in his eight games. In the fourth quarter of the Washington, California, Washington State and Stanford games, he made 10 catches for 158 yards and one TD.
Everett started four games in 2004 and finished with nine catches for 110 yards. He made his first career start against San Diego State and responded with two receptions for 49 yards and two first downs.
Against Arizona, he started and made four receptions 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 bench to contribute 40 all-purpose yards against San Diego State. He made one reception for 15 yards and ran a reverse for 25 yards to the one-yard line, setting up a touchdown.
Against Rice, he made four receptions, second-only to Junior Taylor, for 75 yards and the first touchdown of his career (11 yards). He also made a 48-yard reception on UCLA's third touchdown drive, the longest catch of his career.
He made two receptions for 13 yards against Oklahoma, including a big third down catch to pick up a first down on the touchdown drive which put UCLA up 27-17. He made two receptions for 26 yards in the win over Washington. Against California, he made two receptions for 33 yards, including a long of 24. At Washington State, he made four receptions for 21 yards and ran for 16 on a reverse.
Against Oregon State, he made two receptions for 53 yards, including a 46-yard touchdown. At Stanford, he made three receptions for 28 yards and one touchdown. His 23-yard overthe- shoulder touchdown grab in overtime gave the Bruins the victory. At Arizona, he made one reception for nine yards.
Against Arizona State, he made one reception for seven yards and a touchdown. His score, on which he just got his left foot down while diving for the catch, broke a 28-28 tie with 4:18 left in the third quarter and gave the Bruins the lead for good. On the year, his 22 receptions rank fifth on the squad while his four receiving touchdowns rank second (tied). In 2004, he made two receptions for 15 yards in 2004, both in the game at California. He made his first start against San Diego State.
True senior Junior Taylor will miss the remainder of the 2005 season after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee suffered on the second play (a 16- yard reception) of the Oklahoma game. His 76 career receptions at the time of his injury rank 20th on the all-time school list. In addition, he ranks 22nd on the career receiving yardage list.
In 2004, he tied for second on the team with 32 receptions and 463 receiving yards (14.5 avg.) while starting 11 games. He had 17 catches good for first downs.
OFFENSIVE LINE -- In 2004, the offensive line helped Bruin rushers average 184.9 yards on the ground (24th-NCAA/ second- Pac-10) and 410.0 yards overall (26th-NCAA/ fourth-Pac- 10).
Thru 10 games in 2005, UCLA is averaging 444.4 yards of total offense (18th in NCAA) and 40.0 points (fifth in NCAA).
Redshirt senior center Mike McCloskey, a Rimington Award candidate, returned to the starting lineup in 2004 after missing the last seven games of 2003 with a fractured left ankle.
McCloskey earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors after UCLA rushed for at least 200 yards in six of the 10 games in which he played in 2004. In 2005, he started the first seven games and played well. In the first quarter of the Oregon State game, he strained his right shoulder and did not return. He did not play against Stanford, Arizona or Arizona State due to the shoulder injury.
Redshirt senior Ed Blanton is in his third season as a starter and has been a key performer in all 10 games this year, playing virtually every snap while the game was on the line. In 2004, he started 11 games and played the entire contests against Oklahoma State, Illinois, Washington, San Diego State, California, Arizona State and Stanford at weak tackle and all but the final two snaps versus Arizona. He had a string of 22 straight starts snapped last year when he came off the bench versus Oregon.
True sophomore Shannon Tevaga is one of the top young linemen in the Pac-10. He has now started 16 straight games at strong guard, including all 10 this season. A year ago, he spent most of the first six weeks of the season playing on the PAT-field goal squad, started at strong guard against Arizona State and did a good job in his first extensive action (he had played two snaps against Arizona and four at tight end at Cal). He went on to start the final six games of 2004. Tevaga earned third-team Freshman All-America and first-team Freshman All-Pac-10 acclaim from The Sporting News.
True sophomore Chris Joseph made his first career start against San Diego State and helped the Bruins rush for 191 yards. He also played well versus Rice, Oklahoma and Washington. Against California, he suffered an injury to his left knee in the first quarter and is expected to miss the rest of the season. He has been selected first-team Academic All-District 8 and first-team Pac-10 All-Academic for his efforts in the classroom. In 2004, he saw action on the PATfield goal team in the first five games of 2004 before he suffered a partially torn knee ligament. He sat out the remainder of the season and had surgery in November of 2004. Joseph had played a couple of offensive snaps at the end of the Arizona contest.
True sophomore Brian Abraham also made his first career start at the strong tackle position against San Diego State.
He also contributed to the rushing attack against Rice and played well versus Oklahoma, Washington, California and Washington State. He did not start and saw limited action against Oregon State due to the flu. He returned to the starting lineup at Stanford and played the entire game. He also played virtually the entire Arizona contest and much of the game versus Arizona State. A year ago, he played on the PAT-field goal team and saw limited action on offense (couple of offensive snaps at the end of the Arizona contest and versus Stanford and Washington State).
Redshirt senior Robert Cleary played on offense or special teams as a reserve in each of the first five games this season and has started the last five contests. Against California, he came in during the first half in place of injured Chris Joseph and played very well. He started and played the entire contest at Washington State and virtually every snap against Oregon State and every snap at Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State.
He has been selected second-team Pac-10 All-Academic for his efforts in the classroom. A year ago, he made his first career start (weak guard) against Oklahoma State last season and played the entire contest. He also started against Illinois, Washington, San Diego State, Arizona and California. Against Arizona State, Stanford and Washington State, he came off the bench. He started and played extensively at weak guard at Oregon.
Redshirt junior guard Robert Chai has started the last three games (Stanford, Arizona and Arizona State) in place of injured Mike McCloskey and has done a solid job. He also played as a reserve versus San Diego State, Rice and Oregon State. Redshirt sophomore Noah Sutherland, who played defense a year ago, started at strong tackle against Oregon State in place of an ill Brian Abraham and did a fine job. He also played extensively versus Arizona State. Redshirt freshman center Aaron Meyer played virtually the entire Oregon State game at center and did a solid job. Redshirt freshman tackle/guard Scott Glicksberg has played against San Diego State, Rice and Oregon State.
MORE QUARTERBACK -- Redshirt freshman Ben Olson, who earned the backup quarterback role in Fall camp, made his debut late in the fourth quarter of the Oregon State game and threw his first career pass. He also played the final series at Arizona and completed two of three passes for 11 yards. He was sidelined for the first three games due to a small fracture in his left (throwing) hand. Olson entered UCLA in January of 2005 following his transfer from Brigham Young University.
Olson had been on a church mission the past two years after redshirting as a true freshman at BYU during the 2002 season.
He had not seen action in a competitive game since his senior prep season, in 2001, at Thousands Oaks, CA High School (played in an all-star game in January of 2002). During his prep career, he completed 421 of 702 passes for 6,401 yards and 54 touchdowns. As a prep senior, he threw for 2,989 yards and 32 touchdowns.
Senior David Koral, who entered UCLA in January of 2004 following a transfer from Santa Monica College, gained valuable experience coming off the bench for D. Olson in the Las Vegas Bowl. He completed seven of 12 passes for 89 yards, including a couple of touchdowns. The pass attempts and completions were the first of his UCLA career. He had seen action in earlier games against Stanford (three snaps) and Arizona (two), but had not attempted a pass.
He played in the fourth quarter of the 2005 opener at San Diego State, completing two of three passes for six yards. He played in the third and fourth quarters against Rice, completing one of two passes for 29 yards. He did not see action versus Oklahoma or Washington. Prior to the California game, he contracted mononucleosis and has just recently returned to practice in street clothes.
Redshirt freshman Patrick Cowan (brother of wide receiver Joe) spent the 2004 season running the scout team during practice. He has shown a rapid level of development during his time at UCLA. He saw his first action in the fourth quarter against Rice but did not attempt a pass.
MORE RUNNING BACK -- Redshirt sophomore MICHAEL PITRE and true sophomore Chris Markey each have made valuable contributions to the Bruins' offense.
Markey came off the bench to account for 175 all-purpose yards at San Diego State. He returned two kickoffs for 91 yards, including one for 71 yards. He also returned a punt 41 yards and carried the ball 15 times for 43 yards and two one-yard touchdowns.
Against Rice, he rushed for 69 yards on eight attempts, including one run of 51 yards and a two-yard touchdown. He also returned two kickoffs for 34 yards and one punt for seven yards, 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. He also rushed seven times for 15 yards and returned one kickoff for 16 yards. Against Washington, he rushed four times for 21 yards, made two receptions for 19 yards and returned two kickoffs for 47 yards. His 12-yard catch-and-run came two plays before the go-ahead touchdown.
Versus California, he accounted for 142 all-purpose yards -- 86 on four kickoff returns, 43 rushing yards and 13 yards on three receptions. His 18-yard run was the longest run by a Bruin back in that contest. At Washington State, he rushed for 59 yards on eight carries (7.4) and made two receptions for 13 yards.
Against Oregon State, he had 145 all-purpose yards. He rushed for 80 yards (6.2 average) on 13 attempts and added 65 yards on three kickoff returns. At Stanford, he had 34 total yards -- 14 on four rushes, 13 on one kickoff return and seven on one reception. At Arizona, he saw limited action after spending much of the week undergoing tests for illness. He gained just seven yards on three attempts and had one punt return for no yards.
Against Arizona State, he contributed 147 all-purpose yards. He made three receptions for a team-high 120 yards and one touchdown and added 27 rushing yards on eight attempts. He scored in the first quarter when he caught a short pass and raced 56 yards to give UCLA a 14-0 lead. Markey is T-44th in the nation and eighth in the Pac-10 in kickoff return average (23.47) and is 17th in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (98.10). He is second on the team in rushing with a career-high 378 yards and third with five touchdowns.
Markey was the team's third-leading rusher with 350 yards (5.3 avg.) in 2004. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with his 22.2 kickoff return average and was third on the team and 17th in the Pac-10 with 854 all-purpose yards (77.6 avg.). He was named to The Sporting News' Pac-10 All-Freshman team and 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 place of an injured Maurice Drew, he rushed for 131 yards and had five receptions for 84 yards. Including his 23-yard kickoff return, Markey accounted for 238 all-purpose yards and was the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week.
Pitre, an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection in 2004, appeared in 11 games and established himself as an outstanding blocking back.
In the 2005 opener against San Diego State, he blocked well for Maurice Drew and Chris Markey and made one reception for eight yards. Versus Rice, he carried twice for 11 yards, including the first rushing touchdown of his career (six yards) late in the first quarter. Against Oklahoma, he carried twice for one net yard and made one reception for two yards.
In the win over Washington, he scored on a one-yard touchdown reception on the opening play of the fourth quarter. On the night, he made four receptions for 20 yards and one score and carried once for one yard. In the victory over California, he had the first double-digit run of his career, gaining 16 yards on a first quarter run which led to UCLA's second touchdown.
At Washington State, he made one reception for eight yards. He carried once for one yard versus Oregon State. At Stanford, he did not touch the ball but blocked well. At Arizona, he carried seven times for 39 yards, more than his previous career total and made one reception for 11 yards.
He had one carry for zero yards versus Arizona State but made one reception for 13 yards.
#41 LB Spencer Havner -- The senior All-America inside linebacker is one of the best in the nation. He was a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award (nation's top defender, 12 players), the Rotary Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman, 12 players) and he Butkus Award. In addition, he was a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (nation's top defender).
In 2004, Havner earned first-team All-America acclaim from cbssportsline.com and collegefootballnews.com. He was selected second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. He was one of 12 semifinalists for both the 2004 Butkus and the Rotary Lombardi Awards.
He leads the Bruins with 84 tackles (8th in Pac-10), 15 tackles for losses and two interceptions and is tied for third on the team with 2.0 sacks. His average of 1.50 tackles for loss per game ranks first in the Pac-10 and his average of 0.20 fumble recoveries is T-3rd.
His 387 career tackles rank No. 3 on that all-time school list (he passed Kenny Easley at Arizona) while his 42 tackles for loss rank No. 3 on that chart. Havner has 10 career interceptions and has returned three for touchdowns (52, 42 and 23 yards-31.6 avg.), including one in 2004. He also scored on a fumble recovery against Oklahoma this season for his school record fourth defensive touchdown.
In the 2005 opener against San Diego State, he led the Bruins with 13 tackles, including six solos. He also made a careerhigh three tackles for losses, including one sack, and returned the ninth interception of his career 27 yards. He was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. Against Rice, he was credited with one tackle.
Versus Oklahoma, "UCLA's Tackling Machine" (Bruce Feldman, ESPN.com) tied for the team lead with nine tackles (six solos). In addition, he scored the fourth touchdown of his career just 1:47 into the second half when he scooped up a fumble caused by Dennis Keyes and returned it 13 yards to give UCLA a 10-point cushion (27-17).
Against Washington, he led the Bruins with 11 tackles (seven solos), including one for loss, and also broke up a pass. Versus California, he made nine tackles (eight solos), second on the squad. He was credited with three tackles for losses, including one sack.
At Washington State, he led the Bruins for the fourth time, finishing with 10 tackles (nine solos), including one for loss. In the win over Oregon State, he had five tackles (four solos), including one for loss, and his 10th career interception set up the field goal that gave UCLA the lead for good. At Stanford, he led the team for the fifth time, finishing with 12 tackles (nine solos), including one for loss. He also broke up one pass. Seven of his tackles came in the second half and overtime. At Arizona, he made six tackles (three solos), including two for losses.
In the win over Arizona State, he made eight tackles (six solos), including two for losses. He also recovered a fumble that led to UCLA's second touchdown and lost an interception on a penalty away from the play.
Havner's 15 career double-digit tackle games: 2002: 10-San Diego State, 11-Cal, 11-Stanford, 2003:13-Washington State; 2004:16-Oklahoma St., 17-Illinois, 13-Washington, 14-San Diego State, 11-Arizona, 16-Stanford, 12-Washington St., 2005: 13-San Diego State,11-Washington, 10-Washington State, 12-Stanford.
In 2004, he ranked second nationally in solo tackles (7.64) and seventh (tied) in total tackles (11.36) in 2004. In 11 games, he made 125 tackles (tied for No. 10 on the school single season list with Ken Norton, 1987) and his average of 11.37 led the Pac-10 by 1.2 stops per game. He also tied for the team lead with 8.5 tackles for loss and was tied for third with two interceptions.
He recorded 16 tackles in the 2004 opener against Oklahoma State and a career-high 17 tackles at Illinois, the most by a Bruin since Robert Thomas made 18 at Washington State in 2001. He also blocked a field goal for the third time in his career. Against San Diego State, Havner led the team with 14 tackles, including one for loss. He also picked off a pass and returned it 52 yards for a score. He was selected Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. In the shutout of Stanford, he led the Bruins with 16 tackles, had two tackles for loss and his second interception of the year (21 yards). He was again named Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Week. Against Washington State, he led the team in tackles for the seventh time on the season, finishing with 12.
In 2003, he ranked third on the team in tackles (82), tied for the team lead in interceptions (3) and was 25th in the Pac-10 in tackles per game (6.3).
In 2002, he started 13 games and ranked second on the team in tackles (96, second-most ever by a Bruin freshman behind James Washington,1984-119). He ranked 11th in the Pac-10 in tackles per game (7.4). His 12 tackles for loss were second on the team. He ranked third on the team with three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, tying an NCAA record for linebackers. Havner was selected first-team Freshman All-America and Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year by The Sporting News.
#4 S Jarrad Page -- Now a four-year starter at strong safety, Page was on the Watch List for the 2005 Thorpe Award, presented to the nation's top defensive back.
He currently ranks second on the squad with 57 tackles (42 solos), including one sack, seven tackles for loss and one forced fumble. He is tied for fifth on the team with his seven tackles for losses. His 5.7 tackles per game rank 25th in the Pac-10. In addition, he has 38 rushing yards on a key fake punt in the fourth quarter of the California game.
In the opener at SDSU, he made five tackles, including four solos. Against Rice, he made one solo tackle. Versus Oklahoma, the hard-hitting safety made eight tackles, one shy of the team lead, including seven solos. Two of those tackles accounted for losses, including the first sack of his career.
Against Washington, he made six tackles (four solos), including one for loss, forced a fumble and broke up one pass. Versus California, Page made five tackles (three solos), including three behind the line of scrimmage. With just over nine minutes remaining against California and the Bruins in punt formation with a fourth-and-two at their own 42-yard line, Page took a handoff, broke a tackle and raced 38 yards to set up the first of UCLA's three fourth-quarter touchdowns. At Washington State, he made six solo tackles and broke up two passes. Against Oregon State, he had three tackles (two solos) and also broke up one pass. At Stanford, he made five tackles (three solos), including his seventh of the year for a loss. At Arizona, he led the team with eight tackles, including six solos.
Against Arizona State, he led the team with 10 tackles (six solos), tying his career high. He also recovered a fumble at the Bruin 18-yard line that set up the go-ahead touchdown and broke up one pass.
In 2004, he ranked second on the team in tackles (79), tied for first in interceptions (3) and second in passes broken up (7). In 2003, Page ranked sixth on the team in tackles with 55 in 12 games. He tied for the team lead with three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown (Washington). In 2002, Page saw action in all 13 games and started the final 10 contests at strong safety to become the first Bruin safety since Kenny Easley in 1977 to start as many as 10 games as a true freshman. He finished sixth on the team in tackles (43). He was named first-team Freshman All-America and to the first-team Freshman All-Conference teams by The Sporting News.
#9 LB Justin London -- True senior Justin London was on the `Watch List' for the 2005 Lott Trophy, presented to the nation's top defensive player, the Butkus Award, for the nation's top linebacker, and the Lombardi Award, for the nation's top lineman.
On the year, he is fifth on the squad with 38 tackles and seventh with five tackles for losses. He has played in eight of 10 games, missing the Arizona and Arizona State games.
In the opener against San Diego State, he made five tackles (three solos) and broke up one pass. Against Rice, he led the team with eight tackles (six solos), including one for loss. Against Oklahoma, the emotional London was all over the field and tied for the team lead with nine tackles (eight solos), including two for losses. Versus Washington, he was credited with one solo tackle.
Against California, London made eight total tackles (five solos), including one tackle for loss. At Washington State, he made five tackles, including four solos. Against Oregon State, he saw limited action off the bench and had one tackle (for loss). At Stanford, he started and had one solo tackle. He did not play against Arizona and Arizona State due to his right ankle.
Last year, he was on the pre-season lists for the Lombardi and Butkus awards, but sprained his right ankle in practice on August 19, 2004. He did not see his first game action until the second contest of the year, at Illinois. He started game three at Washington, but played only three snaps before reaggravating his injured ankle.
London returned to action against Arizona (game five), coming off the bench. He was back in the starting lineup at Cal. In the Stanford 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).
He had a tackle for loss, forced one fumble and made an interception. In the Las Vegas Bowl, he led the team with seven tackles, including a sack and two others for losses. In his final five games of 2004, he totaled 44 tackles. For the season, he tied for fourth on the squad with 57 tackles, including two sacks and 7.0 for losses.
In 2003, he started 12 games, making his first career start at Colorado, and ranked second on the team with 98 tackles.
He ranked second with 8.5 tackles for loss and tied for the team lead with three interceptions. London ranked eighth in the Pac-10 with his average of 7.67 tackles.
He saw action in 12 games as a true freshman (linebacker and special teams) in 2002 and made five tackles.
#75 DT Kevin Brown -- Brown suffered a sprained left ankle in the August 20 pre-season scrimmage and underwent surgery on August 22, 2005. It is undetermined as to when he will be able to return to action.
In 2004, the true junior led the team with 5.0 sacks and tied for the lead with 8.5 tackles for loss. His 25 tackles ranked first among all defensive linemen. He earned UCLA's Donn Moomaw Award for Outstanding Defensive Player against USC (four tackles, two sacks). Brown made his first career start on the defensive line in the 2004 opener against Oklahoma State.
In his first year in the program, Brown saw action on both sides of the ball. After playing defense for the first seven games of the 2003 season, Kevin switched to the offensive line and started three games (Arizona State, Stanford, USC) at guard.
DEFENSIVE LINEMEN -- True junior Justin Hickman, who is on the Hendricks Award Watch List, leads the defensive linemen with 29 tackles. He leads the team with 5.5 sacks and is third (tied) on the squad with eight tackles for losses. His 5.5 sacks rank ninth (tied) in the Pac-10.
He started at defensive end against San Diego State and made a career-best six tackles (five solos), including one sack (seven yards). Versus Rice, he made one tackle but missed the second half with an injured left shoulder. Against Oklahoma, he made two tackles. Versus Washington, he made five tackles, including two solos. Against California, he made three tackles (one solo), including two for losses. At Washington State, he made two solo tackles and recovered a fumble. Against Oregon State, he had one solo tackle.
At Stanford, he made five solo tackles, including three quarterback sacks for 17 yards. He sacked Trent Edwards on the final play of regulation and again on third down in overtime, forcing a 42-yard field goal. At Arizona, he had one solo tackle.
Against Arizona State, he made three tackles (one solo), including 1.5 sacks and two tackles for losses.
In 2004, he played in 10 games and made 22 tackles, tied for fourth-most among defensive linemen, including 4.0 for losses, second among linemen. He was the only lineman to start in each of the first five games of 2004, the first two at left end, the rest at right end. He underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Oct. 15 and missed the Cal and Arizona State games. He returned to action against Stanford and started the final three games.
True sophomore Brigham Harwell started at defensive tackle against San Diego State and was credited with two solo 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 (11 yards) and two others for losses, and breaking up one pass. His sack came on a third and goal situation just before the half and helped UCLA hold on to the halftime lead. Versus Washington, he made three solo tackles, including two for losses.
Against California, he suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half after making one tackle and did not return. He saw limited action at Washington State. He started and broke up one pass versus Oregon State.
At Stanford, he made a career-best six solo tackles, including one sack and a second stop for loss. At Arizona, he made three solo tackles, including one for loss. Against Arizona State, he made five tackles (three solos), including one sack for eight yards.
On the year, Harwell has made 28 tackles, second among defensive linemen, and is second on the team with 9.0 tackles for losses.
In 2004, he played in all 12 games, starting four at defensive end. He made 22 tackles, tied for fourth-most among defensive linemen, including 2.5 for losses. He returned from arthroscopic knee surgery during 2004 Fall camp to see limited action in the season opener. At Illinois, he made five tackles, including one for loss. Harwell started for the first time at California and recorded five solo tackles.
MORE LINEMEN --Senior Kyle Morgan is on the Watch List for the Ted Hendricks Award, presented to the nation's top defensive end. He did not see action against San Diego State but made two tackles off the bench versus Rice. He also made two solo tackles against Oklahoma. He played but did not make any tackles against Washington, California and Washington State. He made two tackles (one solo) versus Oregon State and one solo stop at Stanford. Morgan made two solo tackles at Arizona. He made his first start of the year versus Arizona State and had three tackles (two solos), including one sack.
Morgan, who started the final 10 games of the 2004 season, made 24 tackles and his 3.5 for losses were tied for third among linemen. He underwent arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee during 2004 Fall camp. He returned to action against Oklahoma State, but was not credited with a tackle. Morgan made his first career start at Washington and made three tackles, including one for loss. In the Las Vegas Bowl, he made a career-high five tackles.
Redshirt sophomore William Snead appeared in all 12 games a year ago as a key reserve and made six tackles, including one sack. In the 2005 opener, he had one tackle assist and added an assist versus Rice. Against Oklahoma, his first-quarter fumble recovery led to the field goal that gave the Bruins the lead for good, 10-7. Versus Washington, he made four tackles (three solos), including one sack. He made his first career start versus California and made a career-high seven tackles, including five solos. He started at Washington State but was not credited with a tackle. Against Oregon State, he started and recovered a fumble. At Stanford, he made three tackles (two solos), including 0.5 tackle for loss.
He made one solo tackle at Arizona. He came off the bench against Arizona State and had one tackle assist, including one-half sack. His two fumble recoveries are third (tied) in the Pac-10.
Redshirt freshman Kenneth Lombard saw extensive action in the first three games last season, including starting assignments at Illinois and Washington, before being sidelined by a shoulder injury for the remainder of the year. At Illinois, he became the first true freshman to start on the defensive line since Ken Kocher and Anthony Fletcher did it in the 1999 Rose Bowl. However, he sprained his shoulder at Washington and did not play the rest of the season.
In the 2005 opener, he had one tackle assist. Against Rice, he recorded a solo sack. He also had a solo tackle versus Oklahoma. He made two solo tackles in the win over Washington. He made his first start of 2005 versus California and was credited with three tackles (one solo), including two for losses. At Washington State, he started and made three solo tackles. He started and had one tackle against Oregon State before spraining his left ankle in the first half. He saw limited action at Stanford and Arizona due to his ankle. He made one solo tackle versus Arizona State. He has been selected first-team Pac-10 All-Academic for his efforts in the classroom.
True freshman Chase Moline played extensively off the bench against San Diego State. He finished with two solo tackles. Moline started against Rice and made six tackles, tied for second on the squad, including four solos. He started versus Oklahoma and helped clog the middle but was not credited with a tackle. He also started in the victory over Washington and came off the bench versus California. He started at Washington State and made two solo tackles. He made two solo tackles, including a sack, off the bench versus Oregon State. He started at Stanford and made five tackles (four solos), including 1.5 tackles for losses (three yards). He started at Arizona and made six tackles (three solos), including one for loss. He started versus Arizona State and had one tackle assist. He is tied for third among defensive linemen with 24 tackles. He has 16 tackles in his last five games.
Redshirt sophomore Bruce Davis moved to outside linebacker from defensive end during the 2005 Spring practices and played both positions early this year before moving back to end due to injuries. Against San Diego State, he tied for second on the team with a career-high seven tackles, including one sack (eight yards). Against Rice, he made four tackles (two solos), including one for loss and also broke up a pass. Versus Oklahoma, he made two tackles, including one for loss. Against Washington, he made one solo tackle -- a nine-yard sack. Against California, he made one tackle assist. He had one tackle assist at Washington State. Against Oregon State, he made three tackles, including one for loss, and recovered a fumble. He made two solo tackles at Stanford. At Arizona, he made two tackles (one solo), including one for loss. He had one tackle assist versus Arizona State.
On the year, Davis has made 24 tackles, tied for third among the defensive linemen. He is tied for third on the team with two sacks and is sixth with six tackles for losses. He made his first career start versus Oklahoma State in 2004 and totaled three tackles. He also started at Illinois, before coming off the bench in the last 10 games of the season.
Redshirt freshman Nathaniel Skaggs had an outstanding Fall Camp and earned a starting job at defensive tackle against San D