UCLA now leads the all-time series with Rice, 3-0.
Rice has now lost seven consecutive road games. The Owls' last road game was a 49-14 victory at Louisiana Tech in the final game of the 2003 season.
The Owls are now 1-12-1 all-time in games played in California. The only win came in 1957, a 30-7 win at Stanford.
UCLA quarterback Drew Olson completed 18 passes tonight to increase his career pass completion total to 450, moving him into second place on UCLA's career list behind only Cade McNown (694).
With 302 yards of total offense tonight, Olson moved into fourth place on UCLA's all-time list with 5,620 career yards of total offense, passing Gary Beban and Tommy Maddox.
Justin Medlock's nine PATs increased his career scoring total to 178 points, moving him into 11th place on UCLA's all-time scoring list. The nine PATs made and attempted in the game tie the school record held by Zenon Andrusyshyn (vs. Pittsburgh, 1968) and Efren Herrera (vs. Utah, 1973)
UCLA scored 49 points in the first half, marking the first time the Bruins have scored 40+ points in the first half since scoring 40 vs. BYU in 1993
After scoring 44 points at San Diego State and 63 against Rice, UCLA has scored 40+ points in back-to-back games for the first time under head coach Karl Dorrell. The last time it occurred was in 2002 with a 43-7 win at San Diego State and a 43-35 win at Oregon State.
UCLA's 49 first-half points are the most points scored in a game by the Bruins in the Dorrell era. The previous high was 46 points in the 46-16 victory over Washington on Oct. 4, 2003.
UCLA's 63 points scored are the most scored by UCLA since it defeated Houston, 66-10, on Oct. 4, 1997.
Junior Taylor's first catch of the season resulted in a first-quarter 39-yard touchdown, the fifth of his career. The touchdown catch occurred on UCLA's third offensive play in the game. In the season opener against San Diego State, Maurice Drew ran for a touchdown on the Bruins' first offensive play.
Maurice Drew's first-quarter rushing touchdown was the 16th rushing TD of his career and third this season. He followed that up with a 66-yard punt return for a touchdown in the second quarter, which was his second of the season, tying the school record held by Darryl Henley (1988) for punt returns in a season. It was also the third punt return for a touchdown in his career, which also ties the school record held by Henley and Sam Brown.
This was only the second time a UCLA player has returned a punt for a touchdown in consecutive games. Darryl Henley was the only other player to do so, against San Diego State and Nebraska in 1988.
Drew has scored 24 career touchdowns - 16 rushing, three receiving, two on kickoff returns and three on punt returns. The total ranks 10th on UCLA's all-time touchdown list (8th- Kermit Johnson and Bob Davenport with 25, 7th - Eric Ball with 26; 6th - Theotis Brown with 27).
Drew rushed for 95 yards, increasing his career total to 1,798 to rank 18th on UCLA's all-time list.
Drew Olson threw for 172 yards in the first quarter alone, surpassing his final game total in the opener against San Diego State by 20 yards. He finished the game with 296 yards passing, the third-highest total of his career.
Olson's three first-half touchdown passes moved him into fourth on UCLA's all-time list with 36.
Michael Pitre's six-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the first rushing touchdown of his career on his fourth career carry.
Brandon Breazell recorded his first career touchdown in the second quarter, an 11-yard reception.
Kahlil Bell's fourth quarter touchdown run of 22 yards was his first career touchdown and his longest career run.
Nine different players caught a pass tonight - Junior Taylor, Brandon Breazell, Joe Cowan, Marcedes Lewis, Maurice Drew, Andrew Baumgartner, J.J. Hair, Ryan Moya and Logan Paulsen.
UCLA scored touchdowns on its first six possessions, all in the first half. The Bruins did not punt until a little over one minute remained in the third quarter.
UCLA raised $39,297.85 in donations for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief. UCLA student-athletes, athletic department staff and families, as well as University faculty and staff, volunteered to assist in collecting donations at the Rose Bowl.