Sept. 22, 2001
UCLA vs. Ohio State September 22, 2001 Rose Bowl
Post-Game NotesUCLA improves its record to 3-0. Ohio State drops to 1-1.
The series between the two schools is now tied at 4-4-1.
Kicker Chris Griffith's 49-yard field goal in the second half was a career long, besting his previous career long (48 yards in 1999) by one yard.
That field goal moved Griffith into a tie for sixth place (with Louis Perez) on UCLA's all-time made field goal list with 29.
Cory Paus had 262 yards passing today, nearly equaling his season total of 283 coming into today's game.
Ricky Bryant's touchdown from a blocked punt in the first quarter was the first allowed by UCLA since USC's Bruce Luizzi did it in 1992.
With 121 yards allowed rushing and 45 yards allowed passing (166 total), the UCLA defense gave up the fewest yards since allowing 153 against Northeast Louisiana in 1996.
The 45 yards allowed passing were the least amount of passing yards given up by a UCLA defense since allowing 0 in a 1994 game against Oregon State.
After allowing just six points today, the Bruins have given up a total of 40 points after the first three games, the fewest since allowing 31 points after the first three games of 1992.
The six points allowed by the Bruin defense were the fewest in a game since giving up 3 at Texas in 1997.
For Ohio State, the six points scored were the fewest scored since being shut out 28-0 at Michigan in 1993.
UCLA student Tesz Milan sang "America the Beautiful" at halftime.
Today's attendance was 73,723.