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Bye Week Notes: No. 23/25 Bruins Prepare for Pac-10 Opener
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  09/19/2005

Sept. 19, 2005

Dorrell Monday Press Conference

Depth Chart

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KEY DATES
Mon., Sept. 19 - Coach Dorrell Weekly News Conf. (1:30 p.m.)
Tues. Sept. 20 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Wed. Sept. 21 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Thu., Sept. 22 - practice 4:00-5:45 p.m.
Mon., Sept. 26 - Coach Dorrell Weekly News Conf. (1:30 p.m.)
Tues., Sept. 27 - Last day to interview Bruin quarterbacks
Wed., Sept. 28 - Last day to interview all other players
Thu., Sept. 29 - Coach Dorrell meets with media post-practice (first day of classes)
Sat., Oct. 1 - Washington at UCLA (7:15 p.m. on FSNW2)

GAME 4: UCLA (3-0, ranked No. 23 by USA Today/Coaches, No. 25 by AP) welcomes Washington (1-2 prior to this week's game against Notre Dame) to the Rose Bowl on Oct. 1. This is UCLA's 87th season of football. The 2005 season is UCLA's 24th in the Rose Bowl. Since moving to Pasadena for the 1982 season, the Bruins are 95-43-2 on their home field, 10-4 under coach Dorrell.

HONORARY TEAM CAPTAIN
Former UCLA wide receiver Cormac Carney (1980-82) will serve as the honorary team captain for the Washington game. The Bruins posted 26 wins in Carney's three seasons at UCLA, which culminated with a win over Michigan in the 1983 Rose Bowl game. He was UCLA's career leader in receptions (108) and receiving yardage (1,909) at the conclusion of his career and still ranks 10th, tied with Karl Dorrell, and 11th, respectively, in those two categories.

In July, Carney, a federal judge in Orange County, was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

HALL OF FAME WEEKEND
Football standout (1953-55) Hardiman Cureton, a member of the national championship team from 1954, heads a class of eight Bruins being inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned around the game on Oct. 1 against Washington. Also in the class are Dawn Dumble (women's track and field), Allen Fox (tennis), John Godina (track and field), Ed O'Bannon (basketball), Mike O'Hara (volleyball), Art Shurlock (gymnastics), Kenny Washington (basketball).

The new class will be inducted during an on-campus dinner on Friday night (Sept. 30) and will be introduced at halftime of the Washington game.

2005 PRE-SEASON AWARD WATCH LISTS
Maurice Drew, RB - Maxwell Award as nation's outstanding player ... Doak Walker Award as nation's top running back
Spencer Havner, LB - Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker; Walter Camp Player of the Year Award; Lott Trophy as nation's top defensive player; Nagurski Trophy as nation's top defender... Bednarik Award as nation's top defender; Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman
Justin Hickman, DL - Hendricks Award as nation's top defensive end
Marcedes Lewis, TE - Walter Camp Player of the Year Award ... Mackey Award as nation's top tight end ... Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman
Justin London, LB - Lott Trophy as nation's top defensive player; Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman; Butkus Award as nation's top linebacker
Mike McCloskey, C - Rimington Trophy as nation's top center; Lombardi Award as nation's top lineman
Justin Medlock, PK - Groza Award as nation's top place kicker Kyle Morgan, DL - Hendricks Award as nation's top defensive end
Drew Olson, QB - Unitas Award as nation's top senior quarterback
Jarrad Page, DB - Thorpe Award as nation's top defensive back

SERIES NOTES
UCLA leads the series with Washington by a count of 34-28-2. The Bruins have won the last four meetings and are 7-1 in the last eight matchups. The teams have met in each of the last 12 seasons and UCLA owns an 8-4 record (5-1 in the Rose Bowl) in those meetings. The Bruins won last year's contest by a 37-31 score in Seattle, rallying from a 24-7 first quarter deficit. Maurice Drew rushed for a school-record 322 yards and set another school mark with five touchdowns. Drew had 169 yards in the first quarter and 235 yards at the half. He scored on runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards. The Bruins rushed for 424 yards, their best effort since producing 446 yards in a 1979 game against Oregon.

In the last meeting in the Rose Bowl (2003), the Bruins recorded a 46-16 win. UCLA spotted the Huskies a 13-0 lead before storming back and outscoring the visitors 39-0 over the final 30 minutes of the contest. The game turned around in the first seconds of the second half when Dave Ball sacked the Husky quarterback in the end zone and Rodney Leisle recovered for a touchdown. With 4:19 remaining in the third quarter, the Bruins took the lead for good on a Manuel White one-yard run.

NOTING THE HUSKIES
Head Coach Tyrone Willingham was 3-4 in games versus UCLA while at Stanford (1995- 2001). He was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 1999 after leading Stanford to its first Rose Bowl appearance (2000 game) since the 1972 game. Willingham was selected the National Coach of the Year following the 2002 season when he led Notre Dame to the Gator Bowl.

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