Sept. 27, 2004
KEY DATES TO REMEMBER --
Mon., Sept. 27 - Coach Dorrell Media Briefing (1:30 p.m.)
Tue., Sept. 28 - Coach Dorrell on Pac-10 Teleconference (10:30
a.m.); Last day to interview Bruin quarterbacks
Wed., Sept. 29 - Last day to interview UCLA players
Sat. Oct. 2 - UCLA vs. San Diego State on Fox Sports Net
West 2 (4:00 p.m. PDT).
GAME 4 -- UCLA begins a two-game homestand in Game No. 4 when it hosts San Diego State on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Bruins are 2-1 overall and 1-0 in Pac-10 play. They have won two straight on the road -- 35-17 at Illinois and 37-31 at Washington. The Aztecs are now 2-1, having defeated Nevada last Saturday, 27-10.
XTRA Sports 690/1150 and the Bruin Radio Network broad-casts all of the Bruin games with Chris Roberts and Matt Stevens in the booth. Wayne Cook will work the sidelines. The game can also be heard nationally on Sirius Satellite Radio.
Fox Sports Net West 2 will televise the game in Southern California with Bill Macdonald and Mike Sherrard in the booth and Lindsay Soto on the sidelines.
HONORARY CAPTAIN -- Fred McNeill, All-America defen-sive end in 1973, is this week's honorary captain. McNeill, who wore #92, played defensive end in 1971-72-73. In addition to earning All-America honors in 1973, he was selected All-Coast in 1972-73. He was a first-round pick of the Minnesota Vikings in the 1974 NFL draft. He played with the Vikings from 1974-1985 and appeared in two Super Bowls.
AT THE GAME -- The two-time NCAA defending champion UCLA softball team will be introduced between the first and second quarters of the game. The first 10,000 fans in attendance will receive a UCLA team card (team photo).
DID YOU KNOW? --Maurice Drew rushed for 322 yards and five touchdowns at Washington, setting UCLA records in both categories. Only two players in Pac-10 history (ReubenMayes of Washing-ton State and Ricky Bell of USC) ever rushed for more yards in a single game.
Maurice Drew is averaging 44.3 yards on each of his six rush-ing touchdowns this season (47, 47, 62, 58, 15, 37 for 266 yards).
UCLA is one of just two schools (Minnesota is the other) to have two players averaging over 100 yards rushing per game. Craig Bragg has moved into second on UCLA's career reception list with 169. He needs just 11 to move to the top of the list. He has scored 20 career touchdowns and 11 have measured at least 40 yards. Already the only player to record two seasons of at least 50 receptions, Bragg will become the first Bruin ever to record three straight 1,000-plus all-purpose yardage seasons should he reach that level in 2004.
Bragg had 1,388 yards last season and 1,194 yards in 2002. At the end of his first two seasons of play, linebacker Spencer Havner had totaled 178 tackles, 18.5 tackles for loss and six interceptions to rank with some of UCLA's best ever players.
|James Washington, `84-85||228||3||10|
|Kenny Easley, `77-78||181||1||13|
|Matt Darby, `88-89||174||10||3|
|Jerry Robinson, `75-76||160||8||2|
|Don Rogers, `80-81||138||0||3|
|Donnie Edwards, `92-93||124||13||3|
Spencer Havner's 17 tackles against Illinois were the most by a Bruin since Robert Thomas made 18 at Washington State in 2001. He has made 46 tackles in the first three games of the 2004 season (16 vs. Oklahoma State, 17 at Illinois, 13 at Washington) and leads the Pac-10 Conference (15.3 per game).
Justin Medlock's 52-yard field goal against Oklahoma State is the longest by a Bruin since 1997 and tied for fourth-longest in school history.
The 546 yards of total offense gained at Washington is the highest total under head coach Karl Dorrell. bettering the previous high of 481 yards in the previous game at Illinois. The last time the Bruins totaled more yards was Oct. 5, 2002, when they piled up 625 yards at Oregon State. The last time the Bruins had at least 400 yards in three straight games was in 2001 (496 at Oregon State, 453 versus Washington, 531 versus California).
UCLA's 424 yards rushing at Washington is its best effort since November 17, 1979, when it ran for 446 yards at Oregon in a 35-0 victory.