Quarterly Report

What follows is a quarter-by-quarter breakdown of UCLA's 19-15 defeat of Tennessee Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

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UT 0 Quarter 1 15:00 0 UCLA

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The Tennessee Vols got off to an ominous start when Chad Cunningham's opening kickoff squirted out of bounds at the UCLA 22-yard line, incurring a penalty which gave the Bruins the ball at their 40. They drove 51 yards to the UT 9-yard line, then Kai Forbath nailed a 26-yard field goal for a 3-0 Bruin lead. UT responded with a 66-yard drive that produced a 31-yard Daniel Lincoln field goal and a 3-3 tie. Willie Bohannon sacked UCLA's Kevin Prince, forcing a fumble that Gerald Williams recovered at the UCLA 11-yard line. Montario Hardesty scored on a run off left guard on the very next play, giving Tennessee a 10-3 lead.
KEY PLAY

Bohannon's fumble-causing hit on Prince. That set up a one-play TD drive that put Tennessee on top and appeared at the time to be a potential tide-turning play.

KEY PLAYER

Gerald Williams. He had a hurry and the fumble recovery that set up UT's touchdown.

KEY STAT

After gaining 51 yards on its first possession, UCLA gained just 16 on the next two combined.



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UT 10 Quarter 1 00:00 3 UCLA

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A fumbled snap by Jonathan Crompton was recovered by UCLA at the Vol 35-yard line. Seven plays later Kevin Prince hit Chane Moline with a 12-yard TD pass to tie the score at 10. Gerald Jones was running free in the Bruin secondary moments later but Crompton overthrew him and UCLA safety Rahim Moore intercepted. Crompton was intercepted moments later by Alterraun Verner, whose 26-yard return gave UCLA the ball at UT's 33-yard line. Forbath missed a 51-yard field goal on the final play of the half, however.
KEY PLAY

The fumbled snap. That gave UCLA a short-field touchdown and the momentum.

KEY PLAYER

Prince. The UCLA quarterback hit 4 of 7 passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in the period.

KEY STAT

Tennessee ran 17 plays in the period, gaining just 43 yards and going 0 for 3 on third-down conversions.



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UT 10 Quarter 2 00:00 10 UCLA

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Crompton was intercepted on the first scrimmage play of the quarter, Rahim Moore doing the honors again. UCLA could only advance from the UT 26-yard line to the 22 but Forbath nailed a 39-yard field goal to put the Bruins on top for good at 13-10. Forbath hit field goals of 31 and 47 yards later in the quarter, extending UCLA's lead to 19-10.
KEY PLAY

Moore's interception on the first play of the second half quieted the UT crowd and gave the Bruins a gift field goal.

KEY PLAYER

Forbath. He accounted for all of the period's scoring with field goals of 39, 31 and 47 yards.

KEY STAT

Tennessee ran 14 plays in the quarter and gained a paltry 25 yards.



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UT 10 Quarter 3 00:00 19 UCLA

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Tennessee drove to the UCLA 11-yard line before stalling, then Lincoln hit a 28-yard field goal that narrowed the gap to 19-13. Tennessee drove to the UCLA 1-yard line in the final minutes but Hardesty was stopped on a fourth-and-goal. Vol safety Dennis Rogan sacked Prince for a safety on third down, closing the deficit to 19-15 and forcing UCLA to make a free kick with 1:41 to play. UT's final possession began at the 40-yard line but ended with three incompletions and a sack.
KEY PLAY

The fourth-and-goal stop of Hardesty. As awful as Tennessee's passing attack was, one rushing yard in that situation probably would've won the game.

KEY PLAYER

UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price. His four-yard sack of Crompton doomed UT's final possession.

KEY STAT

Tennessee kept the ball 12:34 to UCLA's 2:26 but managed just a field goal and a safety in the period.



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UT 15 Quarter 4 00:00 19 UCLA

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Game #: 1157
Site: Knoxville
Date: Sep. 12
Conference: PAC10
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Kiffin and for the Bruins - Neuheisel


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