Football Notes

UCLA releases notes, records and statisticis on the outstanding season that not only indidividual players are having, but the 8-0 2005 Bruins...


Maurice Drew's 299 all-purpose yards against California are the second-most
in an NCAA game this season.

Maurice Drew already holds the UCLA career record for all purpose yards
with 4,299. He passed former No. 1 Gaston Green, 1984-87, (4,283 yards) on
a 10-yard fourth-quarter punt return at Stanford.

Maurice Drew  already ranks No. 9 in UCLA career scoring with 222 points
and No. 10 in career rushing with 2,276 yards.

Drew Olson (currently with 23) needs one more touchdown passe this season
to move into a tie for second (Cade McNown/Troy Aikman) on the all-time
school season list. He will move into a tie for first (Cade McNown) with
two more scoring passes.

Marcedes Lewis (currently with 17) will move into a tie for second (Craig
Bragg/Danny Farmer) on the all-time UCLA TD reception list with three more
scoring grabs.

Marcedes Lewis (currently with 105) will tie for 10th on the all-time
school list for receptions with three more catches.

Justin Medlock (currently with 39) needs three more field goals to move up
to a tie for No. 4 (Chris Griffith) on the all-time made field goals list
at UCLA.

Spencer Havner (currently with 373) needs two more tackles to pass Kenny
Easley and move into third on the all-time career tackles list at UCLA.

Quarterback Drew Olson has been named one of seven finalists for the Unitas
Award (top senior quarterback) with the winner to be announced on Nov. 30.
Spencer Havner has been named one of the 12 semifinalists for the Rotary
Lombardi Award (four finalists announced on Nov. 15, award presented Dec.
7) and one of 10 semifinalists (three finalists announced on Nov. 10, award
presented Dec. 10) for the Butkus Award. Havner is also one of 15
quarterfinalists for the Lott Trophy (semifinalists announced Nov. 11,
trophy presented Dec. 11).

Maurice Drew is averaging 25.4 yards on his 18 touchdown this season. In
the first game of the 2005 season, Drew scored three touchdowns (averaging
45.6 yards in length). On UCLA's first offensive play of the year, he raced
64 yards for a score. He also hit paydirt on a one-yard run in the second
quarter. Later in the same period, he returned a punt 72 yards for a
touchdown. Against Rice, he scored on a four-yard run and a 66-yard punt
return (35.0-yard avg). He had one touchdown (nine yards) versus Oklahoma
and one touchdown (one yard) versus Washington. Against California, he
scored five touchdowns for the second time in his career -- 12-yard run,
one-yard run, 81-yard punt return, 28-yard reception and two-yard run (24.8
yards avg). At WSU, he scored two touchdowns -- a 45-yard reception and a
one-yard run -- (23.0 yard avg). Against Oregon State, he scored on
receptions of 43 and 20 yards, an average of 31.5 yards per score. At
Stanford, he scored on runs of six and one yard (3.5 average).

Drew Olson, currently with 23 scoring passes in eight games (2.88 average),
is on track to shatter the school record for touchdown passes. Olson has
thrown at least one scoring pass in 16 of his last 17 games (only miss was
at San Diego State in the season opener). Only three other quarterbacks in
UCLA history have thrown for 23 or more scores in a season - 25 Cade
McNown-1998; 24-Troy Aikman 1988; 24-Cade McNown-1997; 21-Tom Ramsey -

Drew Olson has led four fourth-quarter comebacks this season (Washington,
10 points;  Cal, 12 points; Washington State,17 points; Stanford, 21
points). In those four games, he completed 45 of 61 passes (.738) for 539
yards and six touchdowns in the fourth quarter/overtime. In the fourth
quarter/overtime of all games this season, Olson is 53 of 73 (.726) for 666
yards, eight touchdowns and no interceptions. In the second half of all
games this season, Olson is 91 of 127 (.717) for 1,087 yards, 12 touchdowns
and no interceptions.

Spencer Havner's four defensive touchdowns are the most ever by a UCLA
player (records date back to 1957). Havner has three interception returns
for scores and one fumble return. Havner's fumble return for a score
against Oklahoma pushed him past Abdul McCullough ('93-96) who had two
interception returns and one fumble recovery; Jerry Robinson ('75-78) who
had three interception returns; Marcus Turner ('85-88) who had three
interception returns and Tommy Bennett ('92-93, 95) who had three fumble
returns. NOTE: (Darryl Henley ('85-88) had three punt returns and one
fumble return for touchdown; Maurice Drew has six kick returns for scores,
four punts / two kickoffs).


UCLA has started the season 8-0 in four previous seasons. The last time was
in 1998 when it started the year with 10 straight wins and went to the Rose
Bowl. The other eight-win starts include 1954 (National Champs), 1952 and
1946 (Rose Bowl).

UCLA is ranked No. 7 by AP and USA Today/Coaches. The last time UCLA was
ranked higher was October 21, 2001 when the 6-0 Bruins were ranked No. 4 by
the polls.

In eight games, UCLA's offense has produced 27 touchdown drives of 64 yards
or longer -- three vs. San Diego State, four vs. Rice, one vs. Oklahoma,
two vs. Washington, four vs. California, five vs. Washington State, five
vs. Oregon State and three vs. Stanford. Five have measured between 64 and
69 yards, 12 between 70 and 79 yards, nine between 80 and 89 yards and one,
the game-tying drive at Washington State, measured 96 yards.

UCLA is 6-1 all-time in overtime, including this year's 30-27 single
overtime win at Stanford and  the 44-41 single overtime win at Washington
State. Head coach Karl Dorrell is 3-0 in overtime, defeating California in
2003 and Washington State and Stanford this season.

Comeback Stories--UCLA trailed Arizona State 21-0 with 5:28 remaining in
the 2nd quarter (2000) before rallying for a 38-31 win. UCLA trailed at
Washington State 28-7 with 5:36 remaining in the 2nd quarter (2005) before
rallying for a 44-41 win in overtime. UCLA trailed at Michigan 21-0 with
12:57 remaining in the 2nd quarter (1982) before rallying for a 31-27 win.
UCLA trailed USC 38-21 with 11:06 remaining in the 4th quarter (1996) and
rallied to win 48-41 in the second overtime. UCLA trailed at Washington
State 38-21 in the fourth quarter (2005) and rallied to win, 44-41 in the
first overtime.
UCLA trailed Stanford 24-3 when Stanford scored with 8:26 remaining in the
fourth quarter, rallied to tie the game with 46 seconds left in regulation
and won, 30-27, in the first overtime.

UCLA is 35 for 38 in the Red Zone (29 touchdowns, six field goals, one
end-of-game kneeldown, one possession in fourth quarter turned over on
downs and one missed field goal) in 2005.

In eight games, UCLA has committed just six turnovers while forcing 14 (12
on defense and two on special teams). The Bruins rank 17th nationally and
second in the Pac-10 in turnover margin (+1.00).

In 2005, UCLA has produced 68 plays of at least 20 yards -- 10 versus San
Diego State (three passes, two punt returns, two runs, two kickoff returns
and one interception return), 11 versus Rice (six passes, three runs, one
kickoff return and one punt return), five against Oklahoma (three passes
and two runs), five versus Washington (three passes, two kickoff returns),
11 versus California (five passes, three kickoff returns, two punt returns
and one run), seven versus Washington State (five passes, two kickoff
returns), 13 against Oregon State (five passes, three kickoff returns,
three runs, one punt return and one interception) and six at Stanford (five
passes, one run). Fifteen have resulted in touchdowns.
Maurice Drew has 21 plays of at least 20 yards (six runs, five punt
returns, nine receptions and one kickoff return) and eight have resulted in

LAST GAME - UCLA's 'Cardiac Kids' did it again at Stanford, rallying from a
21-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Cardinal, 30-27, in overtime.
It was UCLA's fourth double-digit, fourth-quarter comeback in the last five

When Stanford converted a Bruin fumble into a touchdown, it led 24-3 with
just 8:26 remaining in the game. But once again, the Bruins caught fire.
They traveled 65 yards in just 1:22 and when Maurice Drew scored from six
yards out, they trailed just 24-10. UCLA's defense forced Stanford to punt
without a first down, and this time, it took Drew Olson just 34 seconds to
drive 72 yards, hitting Drew for 22 yards, Marcus Everett for 19 and Joe
Cowan for a 31-yard touchdown.

This time, UCLA's defense allowed just first down and following Drew's
10-yard punt return, UCLA had the ball on its own 34-yard line with 2:30
remaining. On third-and-five, Olson found Marcedes Lewis for 20 yards to
the Stanford 41-yard line. Two consecutive pass interference calls moved
the ball to the Cardinal 14-yard line. On fourth-and-one at the six, Olson
found Cowan at the one for a first down and Drew scored on the next play.
When Justin Medlock converted the PAT, the game was tied with 46 seconds
remaining.  Stanford had one last chance but Justin Hickman's sack ended

In overtime, Stanford kicked a 42-yard field goal after Hickman recorded
his third sack on third-and-three at the 18-yard line. On the second play
of UCLA's possession, Olson found Brandon Breazell in the left dorner of
the end zone for a 23-yard touchdown and the victory.

On the day, Drew Olson completed 24 of 35 yards for 293 yards and two
touchdowns (no interceptions). In the fourth quarter and overtime, he
connected on 15 of 20 passes for 206 yards and two touchdowns -- 31 yards
to Cowan and 23 yards to Breazell.

Maurice Drew accounted for 175 all-purpose yards despite bruising his right
knee in the fourth quarter. He rushed for 82 yards, including touchdowns of
six and one yard, made six receptions for 87 yards and returned two punts
for 10 yards. On his fourth-quarter punt return, he became UCLA's career
all-purpose yards leader.

Marcus Everett and and Drew each made six receptions while Joe Cowan made
five. The offensive line, playing without center Mike McCloskey, protected
Olson and opened the holes for Drew when it counted.

Defensively, UCLA allowed just 309 yards and only one drive of more than 45
yards. During the comeback in the fourth quarter, the Bruins allowed just
one first down and 11 net yards on three possessions. In overtime, Stanford
netted zero yards on its three scrimmage plays.

Spencer Havner led the team with 12 tackles (one for loss), including nine
solos. Brigham Harwell (one sack, one tackle for loss) and Christian Taylor
made six tackles each. Justin Hickman added five solo tackles, including
three sacks -- one on the last play of regulation and one on Stanford's
third-and-three play in overtime. Chase Moline (1.5 tackles for loss) and
Jarrad Page (one for loss) also made five tackles.


#21 RB MAURICE DREW - One of the top players in the nation, junior tailback
Maurice Drew has played himself into Heisman Trophy consideration. He is on
the Watch List for the 2005 Maxwell Award, given to the nation's
outstanding player and for the Doak Walker Award, presented to the nation's
best running back.

In eight games this season, he has accounted for 1,474 all-purpose yards
(184.25 average) and is averaging 8.57 yards every time he touches the
football. He leads the Bruins in rushing (85.88). He has scored 18
touchdowns, No. 3 on UCLA's single-season list, and is averaging 25.4 yards
on those touchdowns, including four of at least 60 yards. He is fourth on
the squad with 23 receptions and is averaging 15.7 yards per catch.

In UCLA's wins over Washington, California and Washington State, all
come-from-behind victories, he scored the winning touchdown. Against
Washington, he scored the winning touchdown with 1:08 remaining. Against
California, his 28-yard reception with 1:35 remaining gave UCLA the lead
for good and he iced the game with a touchdown on the last play of the
game. Against Washington State, he scored the winning touchdown in
overtime. In the come-from-behind win at Stanford, he scored the tying
touchdown on a one-yard run with 46 seconds left in regulation.

Drew leads the nation in punt return average (29.07) and has scored on
returns of 72, 66 and 81 this year. He also has non-scoring returns of 69
and 59 yards and had a 65-yard touchdown return negated by penalty. His 407
punt return yards have already set a new UCLA single-season record while
his three punt return touchdowns have tied the UCLA and Pac-10
single-season records.

Drew is third in the NCAA in scoring, averaging 13.50 points per game. He
has scored a career-high 18 touchdowns - 11 running, four receiving and
three on punt returns. Drew ranks fourth nationally in all-purpose yards
(184.25) with only 20 yards on kickoff returns.
He is averaging 25.4 yards per touchdown this season and scores every 9.56
times he touches the football.

This season, Drew has 21 plays of at least 20 yards (six runs, five punt
returns, nine receptions and one kickoff return) and eight have resulted in
In his 32-game career, he has scored 37 touchdowns, including seven
receptions, four punt returns and two kickoff returns. Sixteen scores have
measured at least 40 yards. His 4,299 all-purpose yards are a new school
record, his 37 touchdowns rank No. 4 in school history, his 222 points rank
ninth and his 2,276 rushing yards rank 10th on that UCLA career list.

In the 21-point comeback win at Stanford, he accounted for 175 all-purpose
yards on 26 touches. He rushed for 82 yards and two touchdowns on 18
attempts, tied for the team lead with six receptions for a team-high 87
yards and netted six yards on two punt returns. He scored UCLA's first
touchdown on a six-yard run with 7:04 remaining in the fourth quarter and
tied the game with 46 seconds remaining in regulation on a one-yard run.

#19 TE MARCEDES LEWIS - The true senior has been named to several
first-team pre-season All-America teams and is considered by most to be the
top tight end in the country. He was one of three '04 finalists, and the
lone returner in '05, for the John Mackey Award presented to the nation's
top tight end, and is also on the watch lists of the Walter Camp Player of
the Year Award and the Lombardi Award.

Lewis leads the Bruins with 37 receptions and 472 yards -- both career
highs -- and six receiving touchdowns. His 37 catches rank No. 4 on UCLA's
single-season tight end list (since 1965) while his 472 yards rank No. 5 on
that list. In the last three games, he has made 14 receptions for 168 yards
and four touchdowns.

He currently ranks eighth in the Pac-10 with his average of 4.63 receptions
and 10th with his average of 59.00 yards per game. He ranks first in the
league among tight ends in both categories.

His 17 career touchdown catches stand as a UCLA record  by a tight end and
No. 6 in school history overall. His 105 receptions rank No. 1 on UCLA's
career tight end receiving list and 12th (tied) on the school career
receptions list. His 1,302 yards also rank No. 1 among tight ends and 18th

#14 QB DREW OLSON - The senior, who was named one of seven finalists for
the Unitas Award (nation's top senior quarterback) the week of Oct. 17, is
playing like an All-American while leading the Bruins to a 8-0 start.

On the year, he has completed 173 of 257 passes (67.3) for 2,167 yards and
23 touchdowns with three interceptions. His passing efficiency rating of
165.34 ranks ranks fifth nationally and second in the Pac-10.

Olson has thrown 23 touchdown passes this season, putting him fourth on
that UCLA single-season list. Only Cade McNown (25 in 1998 and 24-1997) and
Troy Aikman (24-1988) have thrown for more scores in a season.

In his 41-game career (34 starts (23-12) / last 23 straight), Olson has 595
completions which rank No. 2 in UCLA history. In addition, his 7,501 career
passing yards rank No. 2 and his career total offense of 7,311 yards also
ranks No. 2. His 56 touchdown passes also rank No. 2 on the UCLA career

In the four come-from-behind victories, he completed 45 of 61 passes (.738)
for 539 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in the fourth quarter
and overtime. In the fourth quarter/overtime of all games this season,
Olson is 53 of 73 (.726) for 666 yards, eight touchdowns and no
interceptions. In the second half of all games this season, Olson is 91 of
127 (.717) for 1,087 yards, 12 touchdowns and no interceptions.

In the Oct. 29 21-point comeback at Stanford, he completed 24 of 35 passes
for 293 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. In the fourth
quarter and overtime, he completed 15 of 20 passes for 206 yards and two
touchdowns, a 31-yard strike to Joe Cowan in the fourth quarter and the
game-winning 23-yard connection with Bradon Breazell in overtime.

In the fourth quarter, he led UCLA on touchdown drives of 65, 72 and 66
yards after Stanford took a 24-3 lead with 8:26 remaining. The three
scoring drives took just 3:40. In overtime, he hit Breazell for the winning
score after a two-yard run by Maurice Drew.


#41 LB SPENCER HAVNER - The senior All-America inside linebacker is one of
the best in the nation. He has already been selected as a semifinalist for
the Butkus Award (10 players) and the Rotary Lombardi Award (12). In
addition, he is a quarterfinalist for the Lott Trophy (nation's top
defender). He was also on several other pre-season honors lists - Walter
Camp (player of the year); Nagurski Trophy (nation's top defender) and
Bednarik Award (nation's top defender) and was named a first-team
pre-season All-American by several publications.

He currently leads the Bruins with 70 tackles (7th in Pac-10), 11 tackles
for losses and two interceptions and is tied for second on the team 2.0
sacks. His average of 1.38 tackles for loss per game ranks fourth (tied) in
the Pac-10 and his average of 0.25 interceptions ranks 13th.

His 373 career tackles rank No. 4 on that all-time school list (one fewer
than No. 3 Kenny Easley). Havner has 10 career interceptions and has
returned three for touchdowns (52, 42 and 23 yards-31.6 avg.), including
one in 2004. He also scored on a fumble recovery against Oklahoma this
season for his school record fourth defensive touchdown.

At Stanford, he led the team for the fifth time, finishing with 12 tackles
(nine solos), including one for loss. He also broke up one pass. Seven of
his tackles came in the second half and overtime.

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