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Post-Game Notes
By: UCLA Athletics

Sept. 13, 2003

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  • This win marks the 500th win in UCLA Football history.

  • UCLA has won six consecutive home openers since 1998.

  • UCLA has won 11 of its last 13 non-conference games dating back to 1999.

  • The series between Illinois and UCLA, dating back to 1947, is now tied at 5-5.

  • The win also marks the first for first-year Head Coach Karl Dorrell.

  • Tonight's game marks the first time since 1997 that UCLA has held an opponent without a touchdown (last time: Sept. 13, 1997 vs. 11th-ranked Texas).

  • The 6-3 final score is the first time both UCLA and its opponent had been held to single digit scoring since November 13, 1993. (9-3 loss to Arizona State)

  • Tonight's game marked the lowest scoring UCLA game since December 31, 1991, when UCLA defeated Illinois 6-3 in the John Hancock Bowl.

  • The 6-3 final marks the lowest scoring UCLA home opener since 1959, when it tied 11th-ranked Purdue, 0-0.

  • Sophomore linebacker Wesley Walker and senior cornerback Keith Short made their first collegiate starts today.

  • Redshirt freshman Justin Medlock made his first career field goal, a 28-yarder, in the first quarter. His 48-yarder in the second quarter was a career-high and marked his first multiple field goal performance.

  • Junior Tim Warefield's fumble recovery in the second quarter was the first of his career.

  • UCLA's 6-0 advantage at halftime marked the first time it has held an opponent scoreless at the half since September 29th, 2001. (17-0 vs. Oregon State)

  • Sophomore linebacker Justin London recorded his first career interception in the third quarter.

  • Junior wide receiver Craig Bragg has caught a pass in 25 straight games and at least two passes in 20 straight games.

  • Junior fullback Manuel White Jr. rushed for a career-high 102 yards. His previous career-high was 85 yards. (12/1/01 vs. Arizona State)

  • Senior linebacker Brandon Chillar recorded a career-high 14 tackles in the win. His previous career-high was 13, set last week at Colorado.

  • The last time UCLA faced a top-ranked opponent was September 6th, 1986 at Oklahoma. The Bruins were ranked fourth and lost 38-3.


  • Senior safety Marc Jackson recorded his second interception of his career in the third quarter. It was the first of the season for the Illini.

  • This is the first game since the 1998 season that an Illinois squad has failed to score a touchdown.
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