Dec. 2, 2006
UCLA's victory raised its overall record to 7-5, 5-4 in the Pac-10. USC finished the regular season with a 10-2 record, 7-2 in the Pac-10. The Trojans won their fifth straight league title, the Bruins finished fourth.
UCLA's 13-9 victory at the Rose Bowl snapped USC's seven-game winning streak in the series. USC leads the series 41-28-7. The victory raised UCLA's record against USC at the Rose Bowl to 8-5. UCLA's win over its cross-town rival was its first this century.
UCLA's victory marked the first time since a 25-22 win at Washington in 1990 that the Bruins have defeated a No.2 ranked team. The last time UCLA defeated a ranked team was last season vs. California (47-40).
USC's nine points scored was the fewest it had scored in the series since a 7-7 tie in 1971. Those nine points scored snapped a USC streak of 63 games in which the Trojans had scored 20 or more points. The last time the Trojans scored fewer points was in the 2001 Las Vegas Bowl when they lost 10-6 to Utah.
UCLA senior All-American place kicker Justin Medlock kicked two field goals and made one extra point for a total of seven points, He has scored 104 points this season to become the 11th player in UCLA history to score 100 or more points in a season. For his career, he ranks second in scoring with 348 points.
Marcus Everett's 15-yard reception in the second quarter for a first down marked the 17th straight game he has caught at least one pass. He has caught at least one pass in 21 of the last 22 games.
Pat Cowan's 29-yard first quarter run was the longest of his UCLA career and the third longest run for UCLA this season. Cowan's subsequent one-yard plunge for a touchdown was his second rushing TD of the season. On the drive, Cowan gained 55 yards on four carries.
The Bruins' 91-yard, 12-play scoring drive in the first quarter was their longest of the season.
The safety allowed by the Bruins in the second quarter was the first of the season. It was the first safety allowed by the Bruins since 1998.
Aaron Perez's 63-yard punt late in the fourth quarter was the longest of his career. His 62-yarder in the third quarter was his previous long..
The 24-yard punt return by redshirt sophomore Ryan Graves was the longest of his career and the second longest of the season for the Bruins.