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Game Week: UCLA v. OSU Facts and Factors

Nov. 8 -- The Oregon State Beaver come to the Rose Bowl Saturday -- pitting two teams against each other with only two conference wins so far this season...

• The Oregon State Beavers come to the Rose Bowl Saturday to face the UCLA Bruins. 

• The game will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks at 6:00 p.m., with Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth and Cindy Brunson calling the action.

• UCLA is 3-6 and 1-5, while the Beavers are 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

• UCLA is currently fifth place in the Pac-12 South, and Oregon State is sixth -- last -- in the Pac-12 North. 

• UCLA leads the all-time series, 42-16-4, that goes back to 1930.  In the last six games, going back to 2008, the match-up is 3-3. 

• Last year, UCLA dominated OSU in Corvallis, 41-0, with UCLA running for 284 yards in that game.  Soso Jamabo ran 9 times for 90 yards and Nate Starks 3 times for 48 yards.  

• The last time the two teams played in the Rose Bowl, in 2012, the Beavers upset #19-ranked UCLA, 27-20.  UCLA's record against OSU in Los Angeles is 23-8-3 and 9-4 at the Rose Bowl. 

• In 1980, UCLA played Oregon State in Tokyo, Japan, in the Mirage Bowl, which was a regularly-scheduled game played in Japan from 1977 to 1993.  The 14th-ranked Bruins, led by Terry Donahue, beat OSU 34-3 to finish the season 9-2. 

• UCLA’s relationship with OSU for the last 21 years is probably one of the weirdest with any Pac-12/10 opponent.  UCLA hasn’t played OSU last year, but then didn't play them the previous two seasons, and didn’t play them in 2004 and 2003; UCLA played the Beavers two straight years at home (2005, 2006), and then two straight years in Corvallis (1998, 1999); and UCLA is 6-2 in Corvallis, but 4-3 at home against the Beavers in that time.

• The Oregon State game marks the 20th consecutive year UCLA will hold Military Appreciation Day at the Rose Bowl.  All active members of the U.S. Armed Forces can receive one free bench ticket to the game by showing military ID to the Rose Bowl ticket office on game day. 

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•  UCLA will dress out in alternate uniforms in honor of U.S. service personnel. 

• In fact, UCLA went three years in a row without playing OSU (81-83). 

• Oregon State has a second-year head coach in Gary Andersen (52).  Andersen spent just two years in Wisconsin before making the semi-curious jump to Corvallis last season, which many felt was a lateral move, at best.  He was 19-7 at Wisconsin, and had the Badgers finish both seasons in the AP top 25.  He is now 4-17 at OSU, in two and 2/3s seasons, and will almost certainly finish his second season in a row in last place in the Pac-12 North.  He had to, in fact, pay a $3 million buyout for departing within the first two years of his contract.  Andersen admitted publicly that he left Wisconsin because he was frustrated with the school’s high academic standards for athletes. It’s also been rumored that he didn’t get along with micro-managing AD and former head football coach, Barry Alvarez.  Before Wisconsin, Andersen made a name for himself as the head coach at Utah State – in 2012 finishing the season 11-2 and ranked 16th in the nation.  He’s considered a good defensive coach that has gotten his teams to over-achieve.

• The combined records of teams that have beaten UCLA this season is 39-15.  

LB Jayon Brown (Photo by Steve Cheng)

• The 19 tackles recorded by UCLA linebacker Jayon Brown against Colorado is the most by a Pac-12 player this season.  He currently leads the Pac-12 and is 11th in the nation in total tackles, averaging 10.1 per game, and is 4th in the nation in solo tackles (6.4 per game). 

• UCLA defensive end Takkarist McKinley ranks first in the nation in tackles for loss (2.0 per game) and second in the nation in sacks (1.13 per game). 

• UCLA is favored by 12 points. 

• The weather forecast calls for a high of 80 degrees in Pasadena, with a game-time temperature in the mid-70s. 


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