Bruins Wrap Up Bye Week Practices

Oct. 18, 2012

Coach Mora addresses media after Thursday's practice

UCLA (5-2, 2-2) wrapped up a solid work week with a "young guys" scrimmage this morning on Spaulding Field. The Bruins will next play at 24th-ranked Arizona State on Saturday, Oct. 27. That contest will begin at Noon and be televised by FX.

UCLA owns the Pac-12 lead and ranks tied for fourth in the nation with 18 turnovers gained (11 interceptions and seven fumbles gained). The total of 11 interceptions ranks first in the conference and is tied for fourth nationally. The Bruins are ranked ninth in the nation in sacks with an average of 3.43 per game. Linebacker Anthony Barr tops the team with 7.5 sacks and is tied for 13th in the nation with a 1.07 per game average. Senior cornerback Sheldon Price is tied for fourth in the nation in interceptions with a 0.67 per game mark.

Senior running back Johnathan Franklin and offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo were named to the ESPN Midseason All-Pac-12 team. Franklin ranks ninth in the nation in rushing (125.4 yards per game). Franklin, with 878 yards rushing to date, is seeking to join seven other Bruin backs who have had multiple 1,000-yards seasons in their careers -- DeShaun Foster, 2001/2000; Skip Hicks, 1997/1996; Karim Abdul-Jabbar, 1995/1994; Gaston Green, 1987/1986; Freeman McNeil, 1980/1979; Theotis Brown, 1978/77; Wendell Tyler, 1975/1974. Franklin churned out 1,127 yards on the ground in the 2010 season. He came up just short of the 1,000-yard mark last year with a total of 976 yards.

Three more home contests in the Rose Bowl remain for the Bruins, including the Nov. 3 battle against Arizona. USC comes to Pasadena on Nov. 17 and Stanford is in the Rose Bowl on Nov. 24. For ticket information call 310-UCLA-WIN or visit

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Virginia
Pasadena, CA
W, 34 - 16
Saturday, Sep 12
Las Vegas, NV
W, 37 - 3
Saturday, Sep 19
vs. Brigham Young
Pasadena, CA
W, 24 - 23
Saturday, Sep 26
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 56 - 30
Saturday, Oct 03
vs. Arizona State
Pasadena, CA
L, 23 - 38
Thursday, Oct 15 - 7:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Thursday, Oct 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Oct 31 - TBA PST
vs. Colorado
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 07 - TBA PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Saturday, Nov 14 - TBA PST
vs. Washington State
Pasadena, CA
Saturday, Nov 21 - TBA PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. Pac-12 Championship ...
Santa Clara, CA