BRUINS ON THE MOVE TO OREGON — UCLA (5-1, 2-1 ranked #12 in the Associated Press and 11th in the USA Today Coaches Poll/ 12th in BCS) will remain on the road to take on #2/2 (3rd in BCS) Oregon (7-0, 4-0) on Saturday, Oct. 26. It will mark a matchup against the highest ranked opponent the Bruins have faced since a 2010 contest at then #1-ranked Oregon on Oct. 21. The game will kickoff at 4:00 p.m. PT and be televised by ESPN with Brent Musburger (play by play), Kirk Herbstreit (color) and Heather Cox (field reporter) calling the action. The Bruin IMG Radio Network (Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook) will air the contest on am 570 Fox Sports Radio. The game will also be aired on SIRIUS (Ch. 91), XM (Ch. 91).
BRUINS VS. DUCKS — The Bruins lead the series, 39-26.
In 2004, UCLA earned its last win over Oregon in Eugene. The Bruins pulled off the win despite playing without leading rusher Maurice Jones-Drew and the fact that receivers Craig Bragg, Tab Perry and Marcedes Lewis did not record a reception. The Bruins jumped out to a 21-10 halftime lead in the contest. After a Bruin field goal early in the second half, Oregon scored the game’s next 10 points to get to within 24-20. Quarterback Drew Olson then connected with Junior Taylor on a slant pass which turned into an 83-yard scoring play with 2:57 remaining in the third quarter. Oregon returned a punt for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, but UCLA answered with a 50-yard field goal by Justin Medlock to finish the scoring. True freshman running back Chris Markey registered 238 all-purpose yards (131 rushing, 84 receiving) that day for the Bruins.
In UCLA’s last win over the Ducks, the Bruins blanked the ninth-ranked Ducks 16-0 in 2007 at the Rose Bowl. The Bruin defense limited the visitors to just 148 total yards (43 rushing) on 78 plays as the Ducks were forced to utilize three different quarterbacks during the contest due to injury. UCLA earned just 10 first downs in the game and quarterbacks Osaar Rashaan and Ben Olson completed a total of only four passes for 64 yards, but it was enough.
The schools last met in the 2011 Pac-12 Championship Game, a 49-31 Duck win in Eugene.
BRUINS IN BRIEF
**Team Ranking Highlights - The Bruins are ranked 9th in the nation in 3rd down conversion defense (0.29), 9th in the nation in third down conversion % (.520), 15th in the nation in total offense (500.2), 18th in the nation in scoring defense (19.2)
**Indiv. National Ranking Highlights - LB Anthony Barr is 4th in the nation in forced fumbles at 0.5/g; Barr is ranked 5th in TFLs 1.8/g; DE Keenan Graham is 19th in sacks 0.8/g; DB Ishmael Adams is 17th in interceptions/g (0.5); QB Brett Hundley is 16th in total offense/g (324.7)
**UCLA is 12-2 under Coach Mora when scoring first, 8-0 when doing so at home
**UCLA is 12-0 under Coach Mora when ahead at the half
**UCLA has outscored its opponents 74-14 in the third quarter of its first five games.
**LB Anthony Barr has at least 0.5 TFL in each of his games played on defense (20) at UCLA...1.0 last week v. Stanford
**UCLA is 6-3 in true road games (2-1 in ‘13) under Coach Mora...Last year, the Bruins won as many as four road games in a season for the first time since 2002 (4-2 on road in 2012)
**PK Ka’imi Fairbairn has connected on 16 straight FG attempts from 35 yards and in and last 8 attempts from any distance.
**WR Shaquelle Evans has caught at least one pass in last 21g and a scoring pass in five of this season’s first six games
**Soph safety Randall Goforth’s 19 tackles at Stanford were the most since safety Dennis Keyes recorded 19 vs. USC in 2007; the last player with more was LB Reggie Carter who totaled 20 vs. BYU in 2008
**The last time UCLA opened a season by holding its first six opponents all under 30 points was in 2001 with a defense that featured future NFL players Robert Thomas, Ryan Nece, Ricky Manning, Kenyon Coleman, Dave Ball, Matt Ware, Rodney Leisle, Brandon Chillar, Marques Anderson and others
**The last time UCLA was ranked as high as 12th in AP poll heading into last game played in October was 2005 (8th)
**Frosh DE Eddie Vanderdoes’ 11 tackles at Stanford were the most by a D-lineman since 1992 (Bruce Walker-12 v. ASU)
**This is the first time UCLA has opened in and remained ranked by AP through the first 8 listings of a season since 2001
**UCLA started five freshmen and eight sophomores at Stanford (OG Alex Redmond, OT Caleb Benenoch, Y Thomas Duarte, DE Eddie Vanderdoes, LB Myles Jack; sophs OT Simon Goines, C Jake Brendel, QB Brett Hundley, WR Devin Lucien, DE Ellis McCarthy, CB Fabian Moreau, CB Ishmael Adams, S Randall Goforth----15 additional freshmen saw action at Stanford and 8 more sophomores also took the field
**In recent years, UCLA has opened a season with at least five straight wins in ‘05 (8-0), ‘01 (6-0), ‘98 (10-0)
**UCLA started two true freshmen O-linemen (OG Alex Redmond, OT Caleb Benenoch) for the first time ever in the win over Cal
**In records dating back to 1960, no UCLA player had ever previously run for a score, thrown for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass in a single game as Brett Hundley did at Utah
**Redshirt soph. QB Brett Hundley racked up a personal best 428 yards of total offense vs. Cal.
Most Career 300-yd total offense games- Cade McNown12, Hundley 9, Drew Olson 5, Tom Ramsey 5
**UCLA’s six interceptions at Utah were the most since it recorded a like total in a 1987 win over Stanford (record is 10)
**UCLA tied the school record for most true freshman playing in a season (17) in the NMSU contest ... It played 15 in the 2013 opener; 15 redshirt freshmen have also seen action. UCLA played 26 total freshmen in ‘12 -- 12 true / 14 redshirt freshmen.
**Junior LB Eric Kendricks’ 23 straight starts is the longest active streak on the team... His150 tackles in 2012 were the most by a Bruin since 1978 (Jerry Robinson 161 in 1978)
**Senior DE Cassius Marsh’s blocked FG vs. NMSU was 10th kick blocked by Bruins since Jim Mora became head coach
**UCLA has won 13 of its last 14 games when it limits the opponent to less than 100 rushing yards (1-0 in ‘13, 3-0 in ‘12)
** The win at #23/15 Nebraska earlier this season was the first on road against ranked opponent since win at No. 7 Texas in 2010
**Hundley topped the 400-yard passing mark for the first time at home vs. Cal. He is the first UCLA quarterback to ever throw for at least 300 yards in three straight games (305 Nebraska/320 Houston/372 Oregon St. in 2012).
Most 300-yd passing games in a season -- Cade McNown 6 -1998, Tom Ramsey 4 -1982, Hundley 4 - 2012
Most Career 300-yd passing games -- McNown11, Cory Paus 7, Hundley 5, Drew Olson 4, Tommy Maddox 4, Troy Aikman 4, Tom Ramsey 4
**The Cal game was the 20th straight game UCLA has won when holding the opponent under 20 points
**UCLA is wearing a No. 36 patch on its uniform to honor the memory of Nick Pasquale, a redshirt freshman receiver from San Clemente, CA, who passed away in a tragic accident on Sept. 8.
**UCLA has won 18 of its last 23 games when winning the turnover battle (78%) and owns a 16-32 record in its last 48 games (33%) when losing or tying the turnover ratio
**16 different receivers caught at least one pass v. New Mexico State and 12 different receivers accomplished the feat v. Nevada
**UCLA put up a school-record total of 692 yards of total offense against New Mexico State after racking up 504 yards of offense at Nebraska and recording 647 yards of offense vs. Nevada...It had not gained at least 500 yards of total offense in any three-game stretch during a season, prior to the 2012 season (complete records date back to 1965 season) ...Years in which UCLA has had at least three games, with at least 500-yards of total offense -- 2013 3 (Nevada=647/Nebraska=504/New Mex. St.=692); 2012 (4-Rice=646/Nebraska=653/Houston=567/Arizona=611); 2005 (3g); 1998 (5g); 1996 (3g); 1991 (4g); 1987 (3g); 1986 (4g); 1976 (5g); 1973 (5g) (dating back to 1965)
** UCLA erased an 18-point deficit to beat Nebraska in Lincoln. The 18-point deficit ties for the seventh largest deficit overcome in Bruin history. The most is a 22-point deficit against Northwestern in the 2005 Sun Bowl.
**Only one Bruin head coach won as many games in his first season at UCLA as Jim Mora (9) – Terry Donahue, 1976
**Hundley’s 410 passing yards vs. Cal was the third-highest total in school history and most since Drew Olson threw for 510 vs. Arizona State in 2005
**Hundley’s 428 yards of total offense vs. Cal was the fourth-highest total in school history and most since Drew Olson totaled 501 yards in 2005 vs. Arizona State
UCLA AND THE BCS — UCLA is ranked in the initial BCS rankings for the first time since it opened at No. 9 in the 2005 listing. The Bruins opened at No. 3 in the 2001 rankings and in the top spot in the 1998 poll.
UCLA was ranked No. 17 in the 2012 final BCS Standings. The last time UCLA was ranked in the BCS, prior to the 2012 season, was on Dec. 3, 2006, at No. 25. The Bruins have moved into the BCS rankings in the 1998, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2012 and 2013 seasons. The Bruins have been listed as high as No. 1 in the rankings and were No.1 in the very first BCS ranking released on Oct. 26, 1998.
BRUINS IN THE POLLS — UCLA has moved as high as 9th in the Associated Press rankings this season. The Bruins last were ranked as high during the first week of November in 2005 when it was listed 7th. It moved as high as 15th in the AP poll and 16th in the USA Today Coaches Poll last season.
UCLA was last in the top five of the Associated Press poll in the 2001 season when it spent two weeks at No. 4 after winning its first six games.
COMING UP — UCLA will return home to the Rose Bowl on Nov. 2 to host Colorado for Homecoming.