Sept. 14, 2009
GAME 3 -- UCLA (2-0) returns to the Rose Bowl this week to host Big 12 opponent Kansas State (1-1) on Saturday, Sept. 19. Kickoff is slated for 7:15 p.m. on FSN (Prime Ticket in Los Angeles) with Barry Tompkins, Petros Papadakis and Michael Eaves calling the action. The UCLA /ISP Sports Radio Network (KLAC 570 AM, the Los Angeles flagship station) will broadcast the contest with Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook mikeside. That radio feed will also be carried live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio (Channel 91 on Sirius/Channel 102 on XM). In addition, ISP produces a Spanish-language broadcast of all UCLA home games which can be heard on the Bruins website at uclabruins.com with Armando Aguayo and Mario Amaya.
FIREFIGHTERS ADMITTED FOR FREE
In appreciation for all they have done for southern California, firefighters and their immediate families can receive complimentary tickets for Saturday's contest. To receive tickets, firefighters need to show ID at the UCLA Ticket Office during the week or at the Rose Bowl Ticket Office on Saturday.
PUBLIC SAFETY DAY
UCLA Athletics would like to thank all the California public safety officers that continue to keep us safe by offering them a special ticket discount to Saturday's game. To access this special ticket offer, please secure the promotional code from your public safety organization's leader and go to the football page at uclabruins.com and click on the Public Safety Day sidebar link.
SERIES WITH KANSAS STATE -- UCLA and Kansas State will be meeting for the first time in football this Saturday. The teams are scheduled to meet again next season in Manhattan, KS. The Bruins own a 22-19-1 record all-time versus the Big 12 conference. The Bruins' last game against a team from the Big 12 came in the 2005 season, a 41-24 UCLA win over Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl.
WATCH US -- The following Bruins are on the list of players "To Watch" for the major post-season awards: senior DT Brian Price -- Chuck Bednarik Award (nation's top defensive player), Bronco Nagurski Award (nation's top defensive player), Outland Trophy (top interior lineman), Rotary Lombardi Award (nation's top lineman); senior CB Alterraun Verner--Ronnie Lott Trophy (nation's top defensive player), Bednarik Award, Nagurski Award, Jim Thorpe Award (nation's top defensive back); senior LB Reggie Carter--Lott Trophy, Bednarik Award, Rotary Lombardi; senior DE Korey Bosworth-- Rotary Lombardi; senior LB Kyle Bosworth--Rotary Lombardi; senior TE Ryan Moya--John Mackey Award (nation's top tight end); senior TE Logan Paulsen--Mackey; junior PK Kai Forbath--Lou Groza Award (nation's top place kicker).
AUSTIN RANKS -- For his career, senior Terrence Austin ranks fourth in kickoff returns (51), fourth in punt returns (67), 18th in all-purpose yards (2,860) and 24th in receptions (79).
MOORE ON INTERCEPTIONS -- Sophomore safety Rahim Moore has picked off five passes (3 v. SDSU, 2 at Tennessee) in the first two games of the season. In 2007, Trey Brown led the Bruins with five interceptions and Matt Ware led the team with five in 2001. The last Bruin to make more interceptions in a season is Larry Atkins, who had six in 1997. Moore now has eight in 14 career games.
MOYA ON THE LIST -- Senior tight end Ryan Moya has 62 career catches which ranks as the sixth-most catches ever by a Bruin tight end.
PRICE FOR A LOSS -- Junior defensive tackle Brian Price has recorded 17 tackles for loss in his last 11 games, including 4.0 at Tennessee.
PRINCE OUT -- Redshirt freshman quarterback Kevin Prince, who had started the first two Bruin games of the 2009 season, is expected to be out three to four weeks after an x-ray examination on Sunday, Sept. 13 revealed he suffered a fractured jaw during the Tennessee game.
YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE -- 30 players with freshmen or sophomore class standing saw action in the opener against San Diego State. The Bruins played a total of 18 freshmen (eight true freshmen and 10 redshirt) and 12 sophomores (six true sophomores and six redshirt sophomores) in the 2009 season opener. Redshirt freshman linebacker David Allen saw his first action at Tennessee to up that number to 31 for the season.
POLLS -- Following its victory at Tennessee, UCLA is fifth on the list of others receiving votes (30th overall) on the latest Associated Press poll.
HONORARY GAME CAPTAIN -- Wide receiver Mike Sherrard (1982-85), a member of three Rose Bowl-winning Bruin teams, will serve as Saturday's honorary captain. Sherrard came to UCLA as a walk-on athlete and went on to earn All-America honors and rank among UCLA's all-time receiving leaders. He caught 128 balls (seventh on the all-time school list) in his career for 1,965 yards (10th on the school list) and scored 10 touchdowns. Sherrard went on the play in the NFL from 1986-96 for Dallas, San Francisco, New York Giants and Denver. He was a member of the 1990 Forty-Niner Super Bowl squad.