UCLA Hosts USC Saturday Night At The Rose Bowl
Nov. 29, 2010
BRUINS HOST TROJANS
GAME 12 -- UCLA (4-7, 2-6) will host Southern California (7-5, 4-4) on Sat. Dec. 4 for a Pacific-10 Conference game. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Pacific time and the contest will be televised across the nation by FSN with Barry Tompkins and Petros Papadakis in the booth and Rebecca Haarlow on the sideline.
Prime Ticket will air one-hour pre- and post-game shows, featuring James Washington, J.J. Stokes, Lindsay Soto, Jay Schroeder, John Jackson and Rebecca Haarlow.
The UCLA ISP Radio Network and AM 570 (KLAC) will radio broadcast the battle with Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens and Wayne Cook calling the action and it will be aired nationally on SIRIUS XM (127 SIRIUS, 102 XM). In addition, ISP produces a Spanish-language broadcast of all UCLA home games which can be heard on the Bruins website at uclabruins.com with Armando Aguayo and Mario Amaya.
ESPN Radio will also broadcast the game nationally.
Tickets for the game are available by visiting www.uclabruins.com or by calling the UCLA Ticket Office at 310/UCLA-WIN.
FINAL HOME GAME FOR 17 BRUIN SENIORS -- Seventeen UCLA seniors will suit up for their final home game on Saturday --- DL David Carter, DE Greg Casciaro, RB Justin Fareed, PK Kai Forbath, LB Frank Guzman, DL Andy Keane, OL Micah Kia, F-back Christian Ramirez, P Danny Rees, OL Darius Savage, LB Mike Schmitt, OL Sean Sheller, DL Reginald Stokes, OL Ryan Taylor, F-Back Tobi Umodu, OL Eddie Williams, LS Christian Yount. All 17 seniors are on schedule to graduate by the end of Spring Quarter.
PARKING -- General day-of-game parking at the Rose Bowl will be available after 9:30AM on Saturday (game day). Day of game parking is $15 per vehicle.
Persons with reserved passes can enter their lots after 6:00AM on game day.
Please note that for this game, Lot H was sold in advance to UCLA season ticket holders on a reserved basis and will open to permit holders at 6:00AM.
RV parking is available to the general public on a limited basis, beginning at 4:00PM on Friday, December 3. The fee for overnight RV parking is $300 per vehicle and is available on West Drive only (west side of stadium). Day of game RV parking, on a space available basis will commence at 7:00AM and the fee will be $40 per vehicle.
The shuttle from downtown Pasadena (Parsons Engineering Company, Fair Oaks and Walnut Avenues in Pasadena) begins on 4:30PM. There is a fee of $12 per vehicle to park at the Parsons Lot. There is no fee to ride the shuttle. Shuttles will run every 5 minutes and will return after the game for approximately 90 minutes.
HONORARY CAPTAIN -- Cade McNown quarterbacked the Bruins from 1995-98. He started 44 of his 47 career games, including the final 43. McNown earned consensus All-America honors in 1998, winning the Unitas Golden Arm Award and placing third in the vote for the Heisman Trophy. Cade compiled a 30-14 record as a starter and led UCLA to a school-record 20 consecutive victories during his junior and senior campaigns. He piloted UCLA to four straight wins over the Trojans during his record-setting career.
McNown finished his career as UCLA's all-time leader in total offense (11,285 yards, then a Pac-10 record), passing yards (10,708) and touchdown passes (68). He also set Bruin season records for passing yards (3,470 in 1998), touchdowns passes (25 in 1998, since broken), and total offense (3,652 in 1998).
Cade was selected in the first round (No. 12) of the 1999 NFL draft by Chicago and played for the Bears, Dolphins and 49ers.
THE SERIES WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA -- The Bruins and Trojans will meet for the 80th time in a series which dates back to 1929. UCLA trails in the series by a 28-44-7 count and has lost the last three meetings. Since the start of the 1980s, the series edge goes to USC by a 15-14-1 margin. The Bruins own an 8-6 mark in series games contested in the Rose Bowl.
USC recorded a 28-7 win last season in the LA Coliseum and won by the same score in 2008 in the last game played in the Rose Bowl. UCLA's last win in the series came by a score of 13-9 in the 2006 contest which was played in Pasadena. Rick Neuheisel is 1-3 overall vs. USC and is 0-2 as head coach of the Bruins.
The Bruins ruined any Trojan national championship hopes in their 2006 win in the Rose Bowl. The defense made key plays when needed and limited USC to 55 yards on the ground. UCLA got on the scoreboard first on a one-yard run by quarterback Patrick Cowan. A safety and a short run put the Trojans on top at the half by a 9-7 count. A pair of Justin Medlock field goals, one in the third and one in the fourth quarter (8:49 left), closed out the scoring. Bruin linebacker Eric McNeal tipped and then caught a Trojan pass attempt, giving UCLA possession with 1:10 to play in the game, helping put the home team in position to close out the win.
WEAR BRUIN BLUE -- All Bruin fans attending Saturday night's game at the Rose Bowl are encouraged to arrive early and wear your Bruin Blue. Be sure to visit the Fan Zone in Area H.
HOME JERSEYS -- This will be the third straight year that the two schools will each wear their home jerseys for the game. In 2008, USC was charged with a timeout for not wearing its road jersey and UCLA immediately called a time out. The following summer, the rule was changed so both schools could wear the home colors if agreed to in advance. UCLA wore its `throwback" blue jerseys at the Coliseum last season. Prior to 2008, the last time both schools wore home jerseys was 1982, UCLA's first year at the Rose Bow. The NCAA changed its rules the following season.
BEAT `SC BONFIRE AND RALLY -- The annual Beat `SC Bonfire and Rally is scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 1. The event, which will take place at Wilson Plaza (near Janss Steps), is scheduled to begin at 7:30 pm.
BRUIN-TROJAN STAFF/PLAYER NOTES -- Bruin offensive coordinator/ QB coach Norm Chow was on the USC staff (2001-04) ... Running backs coach Wayne Moses served as an assistant coach at USC in the 2001 season ... Offensive line coach Bob Palcic was an assistant at USC in 1992 ... Bruin head football coach Rick Neuheisel earned his law school degree at USC in 1990 ... USC LB Michael Morgan is the brother of former Bruin DT Steve Morgan (1999-02) ... UCLA center Kai Maiava is the brother of former USC linebacker Kaluka Maiava ... UCLA RB Malcolm Jones is the brother of USC S Marshall Jones ... UCLA defensive back Tevin McDonald is the brother of Trojan DB T.J. McDonald and the son of former USC star Tim McDonald ... UCLA defensive back Brandon Sermons' older brother, Rodney, played at USC ... USC offensive coordinator Kennedy Pola was a graduate assistant at UCLA ... Bruin head baseball coach John Savage was an assistant at USC ... UCLA asst. equipment manager Phil Hollenbaugh was on staff at USC ... USC head rowing coach Zenon Babraj filled the same role at UCLA in the late 1980s and early 1990s ... USC head water polo coach Jovan Vavic was on the Bruin staff (1991) ... Football intern Pete Dalis was defensive administrative assistant at USC ... Former UCLA asst. athletic trainer Russ Romano is head trainer at USC ... Standout RB Wendell Tyler, fifth on UCLA's career rushing list, is the father of USC tailback Marc Tyler ... USC's Horton brothers - S Shane and DE Wes - are the sons of former Bruin OL Myke Horton ... Former Bruin LB Barry Markowitz is the father of USC OL Abe Markowitz ... UCLA Assistant Athletic Director - Academic and Student Services Dr. Christina Rivera worked in USC's student-athlete academic department ... Former UCLA decathlete John Henry Johnson is a member of the USC track and field coaching staff ... Former UCLA volleyball star Jeff Nygaard is an assistant at USC.
VICTORY BELL -- The winner of the UCLA-USC football game is awarded the Victory Bell. The 295-pound bell originally hung atop a Southern Pacific freight locomotive. It was given to the UCLA Alumni Association in 1939 and in 1941, it was taken by a group of USC students. A year later, the student body presidents of both schools signed an agreement that the winner of the football game would keep possession for the next year.
WATCH LIST US -- The following Bruins were listed as players "To Watch" for the 2010 major national post-season awards: junior FS Rahim Moore -- Lott Trophy (top defensive player), Naguski Trophy (best defensive player), Bednarik Award (best defensive player) Thorpe Award (top defensive back); senior LB Akeem Ayers--Lott Trophy, Naguski Trophy, Bednarik Award, Butkus Award (best linebacker), Rotary Lombardi Award (top lineman); senior PK Kai Forbath-Groza Award (top place kicker); junior C Kai Maiava-Rimington Trophy (best center); sophomore LB Patrick Larimore-Nagurski Trophy; sophomore P Jeff Locke-Ray Guy Award (best punter).
MID-SEASON HONORS -- Junior linebacker Akeem Ayers has been named a Butkus Award finalist (five). He was also a Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist. Junior safety Rahim Moore was one of 10 semifinalists for the Thorpe Award. Senior place kicker Kai Forbath was one of 20 Groza Award semifinalists. Sophomore punter Jeff Locke is an ESPN Academic All-District-8 first-team selection. Ayers and Moore have been named to the Phil Steele first-team mid-season All-America team. Senior long snapper Christian Yount is on the second team.
FORBATH ON TARGET-- Redshirt senior kicker Kai Forbath had connected on 40 straight field goal attempts from a distance of inside 50 yards prior to missing earlier this season from 49 yards (wide right) against Stanford (he is now 49 of 54). After missing a 47-yard attempt in game 6 at Oregon in 2008, he made his last 12 from that range in 2008, sent all 25 kicks from that range of the 2009 season (misses from 51, 52 and 51) through the uprights and was three for three this year prior to his miss against Stanford.
MOORE ON INTERCEPTIONS -- Junior free safety Rahim Moore tallied his first interception of the 2010 season against Houston and moved into a tie for fourth on the all-time school list (14). In 2009, he picked off an NCAA-leading 10 passes in 2009 (3 v. SDSU, 2 at Tennessee, 2 at Arizona, 1 vs. Washington, 1 vs. WSU, 1 vs. Temple) in 13 games. He was No. 2 on UCLA's single-season list, one shy of the school record of 11 (Carlton Gray, 1991). His 10 interceptions in `09 were the most by a player in the Football Bowl Subdivision since 2003 and he was second (tied) in the country in passes defensed (1.31).
FRANKLIN ON THE RUN -- Redshirt sophomore tailback Johnathan Franklin ranks 32nd in the NCAA and fourth in the Pac-10 with his average of 92.55 yards per game. He has rushed for over 100 yards six times in his career and had a streak of three straight games earlier this season (158-Houston/118 Texas/ 216 Washington State), the first time a Bruin had done it since Maurice Drew in 2004 (Illinois, Washington and San Diego State).
FIRST ACTION -- Here is the breakdown of the 22 players who have made their UCLA debuts in 2010, by class:
FIRST STARTS -- Fourteen players have made their first career starts in 2010. Five positional players made their first career starts in the 2010 season opener -- DT Justin Edison, DT David Carter, DE Damien Holmes, LB Patrick Larimore and OT Sean Sheller. In addition, DE Nate Chandler made his first start on defense. Against Houston, DE Keenan Graham became the sixth player to record his first career start this season. At Texas, WR Ricky Marvray became the seventh player to make his first start. QB Richard Brehaut became the eighth player to make his first career start vs. Washington State. At Cal, DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa became the ninth player to make the first start of his Bruin career. F-back Anthony Barr (10th player) made his first start at Oregon. WR Jerry Johnson (11th player) made his first start against Arizona. Against Oregon State, WR Randall Carrol (12th player), DT Cassius Marsh (13th player) and LB Jordan Zumwalt (14th player) made the first starts of their careers.
TRUE FRESHMEN -- UCLA has played 10 true freshmen this season. Of those 10, four (F-back Anthony Barr, DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa, DT Cassius Marsh and LB Jordan Zumwalt) have started at least one game. Odighizuwa, Marsh and Zumwalt all started versus Oregon State, the most on defense since S Rahim More, S Tony Dye and DE Datone Jones all started the ninth game of the 2008 season. They also started at Washington and Arizona State.
THEN, NOW, FOREVER
UCLA FAN ZONE IN AREA H
What better way to experience the passion of college football than Saturday tailgating at the Rose Bowl! The UCLA Fan Zone caters to all football fans: families, sports fans, alumni and students.
The Pre-Game Huddle Tailgate Tent located in the Fan Zone, offers Bruin fans exclusive pre-game tailgate tent hospitality. Shallots will satisfy your hunger and beverages needs.
UCLA FAN ZONE REFRESHMENTS The Fan Zone also includes the Food Zone, which includes the following restaurants on a season basis: American Pretzel, Baja Grill, Carl's Jr., Teri & Yaki, Mar-Ley Drinks, Now You're Poppin', Pizza Square, Robin's Wood Fire BBQ and Bristol Farms. The following food trucks are committed for one game each: Frysmith. (12/4).
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