Sept. 10, 2011
Sept. 10, 2011
- Saturday's game was UCLA and San Jose State's first meeting on the gridiron.
- The Bruins have won six of their last seven home openers.
- UCLA has won 21 of its last 25 non-conference games at the Rose Bowl.
- UCLA is now 16-3 all-time against Western Athletic Conference teams.
- The Bruins are 11-0 over the last three-plus seasons when holding their opponent under 20 points.
- Senior Derrick Coleman produced his second-career, 100-yard game (Washington State, Oct. 2, 2010) with 135 rushing yards.
- The 275 rushing yards by the Bruins marked the second time this season they have posted over 200 yards rushing and the sixth time in the last two years.
- Senior Sean Westgate, who is on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List (national college lineman of the year), recorded his first career interception in the third quarter.
- Junior cornerback Sheldon Price notched his first career pick in the fourth quarter.
- Redshirt freshman Kip Smith made his first career field goal, a 38-yarder, in the third quarter. He added a 20-yarder in the fourth quarter.
- Senior Taylor Embree caught his 124th career pass in the fourth quarter, tying him with Mike Farr for ninth on UCLA's all-time list for receptions.
- Making the first starts of their UCLA careers were redshirt freshman running back Jordon James and redshirt sophomores guard Alberto Cid and wide receiver Shaq Evans.
- Senior safety Tony Dye started his 27th-straight game.
- Redshirt junior offensive tackle Jeff Baca saw his first action since 2009.
San Jose State Notes
- Starting Lineup Adjustments: Ray Rodriguez is listed as the number-one tight end in place of Ryan Otten, who suffered an ankle injury in the opener at Stanford. Peter Tuitupou is expected to see action this week at tight end. Tuitupou did not play last week at Stanford.
- Andrew Moeaki started at one defensive tackle position in place of Joe Nigos. Both seniors are expected to see action in the UCLA game.
- Dasmen Stewart made his first start at quarterback for San Jose State. In the 2011 opener, Stewart was 3-of-7 for 26 yards with no interceptions and no touchdowns. Stewart replaced Matt Faulkner, 14-of-26 for 184 yards without an interception nor a touchdown.
- Changing Quarterbacks: For the second time in four seasons, San Jose State has a different starting quarterback in each of its first two games. In 2008, Myles Eden started against UC Davis and Kyle Reed was the Spartan starter at quarterback the following week at Nebraska.
- David Freeman scored San Jose State's first touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run. The Spartans' 16-play, 7:53 drive is the most time-consuming drive in at least the last six-plus seasons.
- The Spartans showed a much greater spark with their ground game against UCLA. San Jose State gained 202 yards on 29 carries. Against Stanford, the Spartans rushed for 27 yards on 32 tries. The 202 rushing yards are the most gained by San Jose State since a 242-yard effort in the September 19, 2009 win against Cal Poly.
- Blake Jurich saw his first major college action at quarterback. He replaced Dasmen Stewart, who was experiencing cramps, in the third quarter during the Spartans' field goal drive and threw an incomplete pass in the end zone.
- Linebackers Tiuke Tuipulotu and Vince Buhagiar were credited with second-half fumble recoveries.