Oct. 13, 2001
UCLA's record improves to 5-0, 2-0. Washington drops to 4-1, 2-1.
UCLA has won 14 of its last 18 games versus ranked opponents dating back to 1997. The Bruins are 4-0 versus ranked teams this season.
UCLA running back DeShaun Foster finished the game with a career-high 301 yards rushing to record the 11th 100-yard game of his career and the fourth in five games this year. Foster now ranks tied for sixth with Theotis Brown on the all-time school list for most career 100-yard games.
Foster becomes the first Bruin ever to rush for 300+ yards in a game.and only the eighth Bruin to rush for 200 yards, joining Theotis Brown (twice), Gaston Green (twice), Karim Abdul-Jabbar (three times), Freeman McNeil, Chris Alexander, Eric Ball and Kevin Williams.
Foster's 301 yards rank third on the all-time Pac-10 single-game rushing list. First is 357 (WSU's Rueben Mayes, 1984).
With four rushing touchdowns, Foster ties his own school record for rushing touchdowns in a game (set in 1998 vs. USC), and he moves into sole possession of third place on the all-time school list with 39 career touchdowns. He trails only Skip Hicks (55) and Gaston Green (40).
The first-quarter rushing touchdown by Foster was the first rushing touchdown Washington has allowed in 2001. Foster scored the last regular-season rushing touchdown allowed by Washington, in 2000.
Foster's 92-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was the second-longest rushing play from scrimmage in UCLA history (school record is 93 yards by Chuck Cheshire in 1934 vs. Montana). Skip Hicks also had a 92-yard run in 1997 vs. Washington State. Foster's 92-yard run was the longest run ever allowed by Washington (previous record was 88 yards by Brian Brown of UCLA in 1990 and Tyrone Wheatley of Michigan in 1993).
Foster also set Washington opponent single-game records for rushing yards, shattering Charles White's 243 yard game in 1979, and rushing touchdowns, previously three.
After catching four passes for 69 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter with a sprained left shoulder, Brian Poli-Dixon moved into ninth place on the career receiving yards list with 1,948 yards and moved up to fifth on the all-time school receptions list with 129 receptions.
Jibril Raymo's touchdown from a Marcus Reese blocked punt in the first quarter was the first by a Bruin since DuVal Hicks scored on a blocked punt against Cal on Oct. 25, 1997.
The blocked punt was also the first by a Bruin since Tod McBride blocked one in the first quarter of the Oct. 31, 1998 Stanford game.
UCLA scored 21 points in the first quarter of the game, equaling its first-quarter scoring total for the season.
The Bruin defense continued its streak of scoreless third quarters to five. UCLA has not allowed any points in the third quarter this year.
Craig Bragg's 26-yard punt return in the second quarter was a season long for any Bruin punt returner.
Washington true freshman Tui Alailefaleula started at defensive end for the Huskies. He joins wide receiver Reggie Williams as the second true freshman to start for UW this season.
After catching four passes for 61 yards, Reggie Williams set a new UW record for true freshmen with 436 receiving yards.
Washington's second-quarter touchdown reception by Todd Elstrom kept alive Washington's scoring streak. The Huskies have played in 232 consecutive games without being shut out, the best streak among Pac-10 schools.
The Bruins have won their first five games for the first time since 1998 and for only the eighth time since 1954. Other 5-0 starts were in 1998, 1988, 1980, 1969, 1967, 1966 and 1954.
Paus has not thrown an interception in 175 straight passes dating back to the 2000 Washington game.
UCLA has held five straight teams to 20 or less points for the first time since 1984 (Oct. 20-Nov. 17) and to under 20 points for the first time since 1977 (Oct. 15-Nov. 12).
UCLA's defense has allowed just 60 points this year, the second-lowest total in school history after the first five games. The school record is 49 in 1980.
UCLA's defense allowed just 16 rushing yards, thelowest since allowing 34 against Stanford in 1997.
The loss snapped Washington's 12-game overall unbeaten streak and its nine-game conference unbeaten streak.
Washington turned the ball over three times today. The Huskies entered the game having lost only four turnovers in 2001. However, Washington running backs still have not lost a fumble in 2001.
Today's attendance was 70,377, UCLA's third consecutive 70,000+ home crowd and fourth consecutive 60,000+ home crowd.