August 31, 2013
Pasadena, Calif. – Rose Bowl

UCLA’s Game Notes

Team Notes
• UCLA finished with 647 total yards, the ninth-highest single-game total in school history. UCLA
registered 653 total yards of offense in a 36-30 win over Nebraska on Sept. 8, 2012 at the Rose Bowl.
• UCLA had 14 true freshmen play in Saturday’s game (13 of which played in the first quarter).
• The Bruins’ 58 points marked the most scored by UCLA in its home opener since Sept. 3, 1988, when the Bruins downed San Diego State, 59-6.
• UCLA recovered a blocked punt for a touchdown for the first time since Oct. 25, 2008 (at California). In tonight’s game, Kenny Orjioke blocked a punt (9:57, third quarter) and Phillip Ruhl recovered the ball on the 4-yard line, returning the blocked punt for a touchdown.
• Five UCLA players scored at least one touchdown.
• Saturday’s game marked the first-ever football meeting between UCLA and Nevada. • Tonight’s attendance was 60,562.

Player Notes
• Brett Hundley scored UCLA’s first points of the 2013 season with a 37-yard run in the first quarter (10:38). Hundley scored UCLA’s first points in 2012 with a 72-yard run on the game’s first play from scrimmage at Rice (Aug. 30, 2012).
• Brett Hundley rushed for two or more touchdowns for the third time in his career. Hundley also had two touchdown carries at Colorado (Sept. 29, 2012) and versus USC (Nov. 17, 2012).
• Jordon James finished with career highs in rushing yards (155) and rushing attempts (21). James previously had totaled 37 rushing yards versus Arizona in 2012 and seven rushing attempts against Houston in 2012.
• Jordon James’ registered his fourth career touchdown run (26 yards, 4:01 in third quarter). That also marked James’ longest career touchdown carry.
• Eric Kendricks finished with a team-high 11 tackles, recording his eighth straight game with double-digit tackles.
• Paul Perkins scored his first career rushing touchdown with 12:07 remaining in the fourth quarter.
• Jerry Neuheisel saw his first action at quarterback, completing 2-of-2 passes for 28 yards.
• Five UCLA players scored at least one touchdown.

Nevada’s Game Notes

With the 58-20 loss to the Bruins, Nevada fell to 0-1 on the season and to 524-453-33 overall in its history. UCLA leads the overall series 1-0 as this was the first meeting between the schools.

Brian Polian is now 0-1 overall as a head coach and 0-1 at Nevada.

OPENERS: Nevada is now 59-45-1 overall in season openers. This was the third straight year the Pack opened with a Pac-12 school on the road in an opener and is 1-2 in those games (win at Cal in 2012).

FAJARDO SHINES: Nevada junior quarterback Cody Fajardo had a strong performance in defeat. He completed 19 of 32 for 164 yards through the air. He also ran for 106 yards and two touchdowns. The 100-yard rushing effort was his seventh career game over the century mark.

ZUZO DELIVERS: True freshman Brent Zuzo won the kicking duties in training camp and had a strong night against UCLA. Zuzo connected on a pair of field goals in the first half (28 and 21 yards) and was perfect on extra-points.

DEBUTS: Nevada had more than a dozen players who saw their first action in Silver and Blue on Saturday night. That includes four true freshmen Zuzo, defensive backs Elijah Mitchell and Tere’ Calloway along with linebacker Travis Wilson, who played on special teams.

BLOCKED: UCLA blocked a Chase Tenpenny punt in the third quarter and the Bruins recovered for a touchdown. It was the first blocked punt of Tenpenny's career. It was the first time Nevada has had one blocked since 2011 Hawaii Bowl (Southern Miss.).

WIN STREAK: Senior wide receiver Brandon Wimberly extended his nation’s-best streak of consecutive games with a reception to 41 straight – all 41 games of his career.

EXTRA POINTS: UCLA won the opening coin toss and deferred to the second half. Nevada received the opening kickoff and UCLA defended the south to open … Kendall Brock started at running back (Don Jackson) and Dupree Roberts-Jordan started at defensive end (Lenny Jones) … Kolby Arendse matched a career high (2011 vs. Hawaii) with six catches.

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