From UCLA's Release:
HALL OF FAME WEEKEND — Outland trophy winner Jonathan Ogden, one of the top left tackles in collegiate history, heads a class of eight Bruins being inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned around the game on Oct. 7 against Arizona. Also in the class are Carol Bower (rowing), Herb Flam (tennis), Monte Nitzkowski (swimming/water polo), Annette Salmeen (swimming), Dennis Storer (soccer/rugby), John Vallely (basketball) and Elaine Youngs (volleyball). The new class will be inducted during an on-campus dinner on Friday night (Oct. 6) and will be introduced at halftime of the Arizona game.
UCLA PLAYER / COACH NOTES —
Chris Markey ranks 13th nationally and second in the
Pac-10 in rushing (113.00).
Justin Medlock ranks first nationally in field goals (2.50 per game) and 12th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in scoring (10.25).
Justin Hickman is fourth nationally and second in the Pac-10 in sacks (1.38 per game - 5.5 total) and 14th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in tackles for loss (1.75).
Bruce Davis is 18th in the NCAA and third in the Pac-10 in sacks (0.88 per game - 3.5 total)
Terrence Austin is second in the NCAA and the Pac-10 in punt returns (21.25).
Junior running back CHRIS MARKEY finished 57th in the nation and eighth in the Pac-10 in kickoff return average (22.53). He ranked 14th in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (101.92) in 2005. He was second on the team in rushing with a career-high 561 yards, second with 1,223 all-purpose yards and fourth with five touchdowns. His 1,223 all-purpose yards tied for No. 25 in school history for one season.
In three games in 2006, he ranks 13th nationally in rushing (113.00) and 18th in all-purpose yards (133.75). He ranks second in the Pac-10 in rushing and is third in all-purpose yards. His 208 yards rushing against Rice were a career high and the most by a Bruin since Maurice Drew ran for 322 at Washington in 2004. He has rushed for over 100 yards in three of his last five games.
True senior defensive end JUSTIN HICKMAN has started 19 straight games, including all 12 games in 2005. Last year, he ranked second among the Bruin defensive linemen with 31 tackles and led the team with 5.5 sacks. He already has 5.5 sacks and 7.0 tackles for loss in 2006.
Redshirt junior safety CHRIS HORTON has made an interception in each of the last two games. Against Stanford, he made five tackles and recovered a fumble in addition to his pick. He is tied for the team lead with 20 tackles.
Senior kicker JUSTIN MEDLOCK is third on UCLA's career field goal list with 52. He also ranks fourth on the career scoring list with 285 points. Medlock is the only Bruin in history to make six field goals of at least 50 yards in a career.
He currently leads the nation in field goals per game (2.50) and 12th in scoring (10.25).
TEAM NOTES —
UCLA is starting only three seniors -- wide receiver
Junior Taylor, center Robert Chai and defensive end Justin Hickman and has just
nine scholarship seniors (seven position players, one place kicker and one long
UCLA currently ranks third in the nation in total defense (221.50) and has held all four opponents to less than 300 yards.
The UCLA defense has allowed just four Red Zone opportunites in the season's four games and opponents have scored just two touchdowns.
UCLA has held Stanford and Washington to 49 net rushing yards in back to back games (the Huskies average 196.5 in their other four games). The last time UCLA held a team to fewer yards on the ground was Oregon (11/15/2003) with 45 yards.
The Bruins have held their last three opponents to fewer than 60 yards rushing (Rice 53, Washington 49, Stanford 49). The last time that happened was in 1993, when they held Stanford to 33, San Diego State to 30 and BYU to 25 yards.
UCLA leads the nation in third-down conversion defense (19.2%), having allowed its first four opponents to convert just nine of 47 third-down opportunities. Utah was zero for 11, Rice was two of 13, Washington was three of 10 and Stanford was four of 13 on third down.
UCLA ranks third in the NCAA and first in the Pac-10 in total defense (221.50) and also ranks ninth in the NCAA and first in the Pac-10 in rushing defense (65.75).
UCLA has allowed just six offensive touchdowns this season (one rushing, five passing) -- one by Utah, two by Rice and three by Washington. Only Washington has scored more than 16 points this season.
UCLA has held Utah (287), Rice (184), Washington (249) and Stanford (166) to less than 300 yards total offense. The last time the Bruins held four straight oppoents under 300 yards was in 1992 (five in a row - SDSU, Arizona, Stanford, WSU and ASU).
UCLA's nine-game home winning streak is its longest since 1997-1999, when it won 13 consecutive home games.
UCLA is 15-1 when it wins the turnover battle under head coach Karl Dorrell, including 2-1 this year (wins over Utah and Stanford, loss at Washington). It is 10-15 when it ties or loses the turnover battle, including 1-0 this season (Rice).
FRESHMEN — Eight true freshmen played for the Bruins this year. Seven played in the opener against Utah -- (DB Alterraun Verner; DB Jeremy McGee; WR Terrence Austin; WR Dominique Johnson; DB Christian Ramirez; RB Chane Moline; OL Micah Kia). DL Jerzy Siewierski made his debut against Stanford.
In 2005, nine true freshmen played in the opener against San Diego State -- RB Kahlil Bell, LB Kyle Bosworth, LB John Hale, WR Gavin Ketchum, S Robert Kibble, S Bret Lockett, DL Chase Moline, TE Ryan Moya and TE Logan Paulsen.
Thirty four true freshmen have now played for the Bruins during Karl Dorrell's four years as head coach. A school-record 12 true freshmen played for the Bruins in 2004 and five in 2003.
BRUIN HEAD COACH KARL DORRELL — The 2005 Pac-10 co-Coach of the Year, Karl Dorrell is in his fourth season (25-16 overall, 15-11 in Pac-10 play) as the 15th head coach in UCLA history. He is 13-3 in his last 16 games and 2-1 versus Arizona.
CHRIS MARKEY -- A member of the Doak Walker Award Watch List, Markey enjoyed a career night against Rice on Sept. 9. The junior rushed for a career-high 208 yards on 23 carries, the 14th highest total in school history. He had four runs of at least 20 yards -- 43, 36, 31 and 20 -- and three others of at least 10 yards. His previous career high was 161 yards versus Northwestern in the 2005 Sun Bowl. The last time a Bruin ran for more yards was in 2004, when Maurice Drew set a school record with 322 yards at Washington.
At Washington, he rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries, including UCLA's first rushing touchdown of the year. His 63-yard first-quarter run was the longest of his career and set up a field goal. He also made three receptions (minus four yards).
In the win over Stanford, he led the team in rushing for the third straight game, finishing with 88 yards on 18 carries and a long run of 24 yards. He also made three receptions for 33 yards.
He currently ranks second in the Pac-10 and 13th nationally in rushing yards (113.00) and 18th in the NCAA and third in the Pac-10 in all-purpose yards (133.75). He is averaging 6.6 yards per rushing attempt. He is also tied for second on the team with nine receptions.
Markey has now rushed for 1,363 yards in his career. He also has 2,612 career all-purpose yards and ranks 21st on that UCLA list.
True senior defensive end JUSTIN HICKMAN , on the Lombardi Award Watch List, started against Utah and helped hold the Utes to just 287 yards of total offense. He was credited with one tackle (a loss of one yard). Against Rice, he made five tackles, including three sacks. At Washington, he was credited with four tackles (three solos), one sack and one forced fumble.
Against Stanford, he recorded three tackles (two solos), including 1.5 sacks as the Bruins held the Cardinal to just 166 total yards.
He is fourth nationally with 1.38 sacks per game and 14th in tackles for loss (1.75). He ranks second in the Pac-10 in both categories. On the year, he has made 13 total tackles, seventh (tied) on the squad, and leads the Bruins in sacks (5.5) and tackles for loss (7.0).
Redshirt junior BRUCE DAVIS -- At Washington, he started and made five tackles (four solos), including two for losses. One was a third-quarter sack on which he caused a fumble. In the win over Stanford, he made 2.5 sacks among his six tackles (five solos), accounting for 21 yards in losses. He also caused a fumble in the first quarter.
On the year, he has made 15 tackles, fifth on the squad. He also ranks second on the team with 3.5 sacks and 6.0 tackles for loss. His average of 0.88 sacks per game is 18th (tied) in the NCAA.
Redshirt junior cornerback TREY BROWN has started the last 21 games at cornerback. Against Utah, he was credited with two solo tackles and made the fourth interception of his career. His coverage helped hold Rice to just 184 yards of total offense. At Washington, he made three solo tackles, including one for loss.
In the win over Stanford, Brown made four solo tackles, including a seven-yard sack. He also made a nice play at the goalline to intercept a pass and returned it 19 yards. On the year, he is tied for third in the Pac-10 in interceptions (0.50 per game) and tied for the team lead.
Redshirt junior strong safety CHRIS HORTON made his debut as UCLA's starting strong safety and ranked second on the squad with five solo tackles and also broke up one pass. Against Rice, he made seven tackles, including four solos. At Washington, he made three tackles (two solos) and also his first interception of the year.
Against Stanford, he made five tackles, including four solos. He also recovered a fumble and made his second interception in as many weeks which led to a fourth-quarter touchdown. After four games, he is tied for the team lead with 20 tackles and two interceptions and is tied for third in the Pac-10 in the latter category.
Redshirt senior JUSTIN MEDLOCK is perhaps the top place kicker in the nation and a prime candidate for All-America honors. In 2004, he was one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award and is on the pre-season list again this season.
Thus far in 2006, he has made 10 of 11 field goals (10 straight after missing his first of the year) and all 11 PATs for a team-high 41 points. He ranks first nationally in field goals (2.50 per game) and 12th in the NCAA and second in the Pac-10 in scoring (10.25).
In the opener against Utah, he made one of two field goals and four PATs. Against Rice, he accounted for 14 points by making all four of his field goal attempts (32, 37, 51 and 34) and adding two PATs. The 51-yard field goal was the fifth of his career of at least 50 yards, a new UCLA record, while the four field goals tied his career best.
At Washington, he again tied his career best with four field goals (28, 23, 51, 22), including his sixth career field goal of 50 or more yards. Against Stanford, he converted his only field goal attempt (40 yards in the fourth quarter) and all four PATs for seven points. He has now made 10 straight field goals since missing his first attempt of the year.
Medlock is third on UCLA's career field goal list with 52. His career percentage (.776) is third among Bruins with at least 21 career field goals. He also ranks fourth on the career scoring list with 285 points, having passed DeShaun Foster and Alfredo Velasco at Washington. Medlock has made 27 of his 36 field goal attempts (.750) from 40 yards and out.
UCLA IN THE NCAA, PAC-10 STATS
Chris Markey -- rushing: 13th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (113.00); all-purpose yards: 18th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (133.75); total offense: 12th in Pac-10 (113.0)
Justin Medlock -- field goals: 1st in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (2.50); scoring: 12th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (10.25); kick scoring: T-1st in Pac-10 (10.25).
Ben Olson -- passing efficiency: 61st in NCAA, 7th in Pac-10 (124.47); total offense: 8th in Pac-10 (191.25); passing offense: 6th in Pac-10 (199.00; completions: 3rd in Pac-10 (19.00)
Terrence Austin -- punt returns: 2nd in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (21.25)
Kahlil Bell -- rushing: 13th in Pac-10 (53.25)
Aaron Perez -- punting: 9th in Pac-10 (37.38)
Justin Hickman -- sacks: 4th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (1.38) tackles for loss: 14th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (1.75)
Bruce Davis -- sacks: T-18th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (0.88); tackles for loss: 20th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (1.50)
Trey Brown -- interceptions: T-31st in NCAA, T-3rd in Pac-10 (0.50).
Chris Horton -- interceptions: T-31st in NCAA, T-3rd in Pac-10 (0.50).
Alterraun Verner -- interceptions: T-8th in Pac-10 (0.25).
Chris Taylor -- interceptions: T-8th in Pac-10 (0.25).
Rushing Offense: 29th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (173.25)
Passing Offense: 62nd in NCAA, 8th in Pac-10 (200.00)
Total Offense: 41st in NCAA, 6th in Pac-10 (373.25)
Scoring Offense: 52nd in NCAA, 7th in Pac-10 (26.75)
Rushing Defense: 9th in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (65.75)
Pass Efficiency Defense: 25th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (104.44 rating)
Pass Defense: 18th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (155.75)
Completion Percentage Defense: 2nd in Pac-10 (52.29)
Yards Per Pass Attempt Defense: 2nd in Pac-10 (5.72)
Total Defense: 3rd in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (221.50)
Scoring Defense: 19th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (13.75)
Punt Returns: 23rd in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (13.75)
Third Down Conversion Offense: 6th in Pac-10 (40.0%)
Third Down Conversion Defense: 1st in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (19.2%)
Red Zone Offense: 4th in Pac-10 (78.9%)
Red Zone Defense: 1st in Pac-10 (50.0%)
Turnover Margin: T-14th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (+1.00)
Sacks: 11th in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (3.50)
Tackles for Loss: 23rd in NCAA, 4th in Pac-10 (7.25)
Turnovers Gained: T-10th in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (13 overall)
Time of Possession: 2nd in Pac-10 (33:13)
Fumbles Lost: T-3rd in Pac-10 (4 overall)
Fumbles Recovered: T-1st in Pac-10 (7 overall)
RED ZONE — In four games, UCLA is 15 of 19 on Red Zone opportunities, with eight touchdowns (five passing, three rushing) and seven field goals, for 77 points.
In four games, the Bruin defense has allowed opponents inside the Red Zone just four times, resulting in two touchdowns (15 points).
TURNOVERS — In four games, UCLA has caused a Pac-10 best 13 turnovers -- (six interceptions and seven fumbles) and has converted them into 31 points.
UCLA has committed nine turnovers (four fumbles and five interceptions) and they have been converted into 10 points (one defensive touchdown and one field goal).