Aug. 22, 2009
UCLA's annual Fall Football Scrimmage held Saturday evening at Drake Stadium was highlighted by several big plays.
Over 6,500 fans saw redshirt freshman tailback Johnathan Franklin break around left end and race for a 60-yard touchdown. Redshirt freshman quarterback Nick Crissman hit sophomore tight end Joseph Fauria, a transfer from Notre Dame who is redshirting this year, down the right sideline and Fauria ran the rest of the way for another 60-yard score.
Defensively, sophomore free safety Rahim Moore scored the first touchdown of the day on a 37-yard interception return. The defense also recorded several sacks and junior tackle Brian Price had two tackles for loss and a pass deflection in limited action.
On special teams, freshman Damien Thigpen had a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown and a non-scoring 61-yard kickoff return while redshirt sophomore Courtney Viney returned a punt for a 94-yard touchdown. Redshirt freshman place kicker Jeff Locke, subbing for Kai Forbath (quad) made field goals of 53, 23 and 35 yards.
Franklin led all rushers with 99 yards, including his 60-yard touchdown, on six carries. Thigpen ran seven times for 41 yards and redshirt freshman Milton Knox accounted for 34 yards on nine carries.
At quarterback, redshirt freshman Kevin Prince completed nine of 19 passes for 77 yards and one interception (he was hit by Damien Holmes on the play). He also had two passes dropped. Freshman Richard Brehaut completed three of six for 29 yards, redshirt senior Kevin Craft completed one of three for six yards, Crissman was one for four for 60 yards (the touchdown) and freshman Ted Landers was two of two for 12 yards.
Redshirt freshman wide receiver Jerry Johnson led the Bruins with three receptions for 29 yards. Redshirt sophomore tight end Nate Chandler made two catches for 22 yards while senior fullback Chance Moline also made two receptions for 13 yards.
The Bruins return to Spaulding Field on Monday with practices at 9 am and 4 pm.
HIGHLIGHTS ****Redshirt freshman running back Johnathan Franklin totaled 99 yards on six carries, including a 60-yard scoring run
****Sophomore safety Rahim Moore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown
****Redshirt freshman Jeff Locke booted three field goals from 53, 23 and 35 yards out
****True freshman running back Damien Thigpen had a kickoff return for 61 yards and a 70-yard punt return for a touchdown...He also ran seven times for 41 yards
****Redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Prince completed 9 of 19 passes for 77 yards
****Redshirt sophomore defensive back Courtney Viney had a 94-yard punt return for a touchdown
SCRIMMAGE STAT HIGHLIGHTS: (Approx. 85 plays)
Kevin Prince------ 9-19 for 77 yards, 1 interception, no tds, one rushing touchdown
Richard Brehaut-----3-6 for 29 yards, no interceptions, no tds
Kevin Craft-----1-3 for 6 yards, no interceptions, no tds
Nick Crissman----1-4 for 60 yards, 1 td, no interceptions
Ted Landers----2-2 for 12 yards, no tds, no interceptions
Johnathan Franklin-----6 rushes for 99 yards and one td
Milton Knox------9 rushes for 34 yards and no td
Derrick Coleman----5 carries for -6 yards and no td
Damien Thigpen----7 carries for 41 yards and no td
Christian Ramirez----2 carries for -1 yards and no td
Jerry Johnson-----3 catches for 29 yards and no td
Nate Chandler---2 catches for 22 yards and no td
Chane Moline ---- 2 catches for 13 yards and no td
Joseph Fauria ---- one catch for 60 yards and 1 td
Taylor Embree---one catch for 12 yards
Cory Harkey---one catch for 11 yards
Ryan Moya----one catch for 4 yards
Scrimmage attendance: 6,500 est.