Sept. 18, 2006
Conference Openers - Karl Dorrell's Bruins are 3-0 in Pac-10 openers, with each win coming against Washington (2003: 46-16 in Rose Bowl; 2004: 27-21 at UW; 2005: 21-17 in Rose Bowl). Overall, UCLA has won its last five Pac-10 opening games. The last loss in a conference opener came at Oregon in the 2000 Season.
UCLA In The Polls In 2006 - Week 1: USA Today 33, AP NR; Week 2: USA Today 27, AP 28; Week 3: USA Today 29, AP T-29; Week 4: USA Today 28, AP 29.
Vs. Washington - For the fourth straight season, the Bruins will open conference play against the University of Washington. The Bruins have won the last five series meetings (8-1 in the last nine) and own a 35-28-2 lead in the all-time series which began with a game in the 1932 season. UCLA has won the last two meetings played in Seattle (2002, 2004) and three of the last four contests played in the Northwest (2000-L, 1998-W). Overall, UCLA has posted a 13-18-1 mark in games versus the Huskies played in Seattle.