UCLA in National, Pac-10 Stats

Quarterback Kevin Craft and wide receiver Terrence Austin move up in some conference stat categories, and with UCLA allowing just 51 yards passing by Stanford, the Bruin defense moved up to 22nd in the NCAA in pass defense...



Kevin Craft
-- completions per game: 2nd in Pac-10 (21.00);  total offense: 5th in Pac-10 (224.14); passing yards: 5th in Pac-10 (216.86); passing efficiency: 10th in Pac-10 (112.99 rating)

Terrence Austin
-- all-purpose running: 14th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (162.00); receptions per game: T-4th in Pac-10 (5.14); kickoff returns: 44th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (23.96); punt returns: 5th in Pac-10 (8.79) receiving yards: 9th in Pac-10 (51.86)

Ryan Moya
-- receptions per game: 9th in Pac-10 (4.14)

Taylor Embree
-- receptions per game: 15th in Pac-10 (3.57); receiving yards: 13th in Pac-10 (46.29)

Aaron Perez
-- punting: 14th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (43.62)

Kai Forbath
-- field goals: T-24th in NCAA, 1st in Pac-10 (1.43); scoring: 9th in Pac-10 (6.43); kick scoring: 5th in Pac-10 (6.43). **Named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week.

Reggie Carter
-- tackles: T-8th in Pac-10 (7.14); fumbles forced: T-7th in Pac-10 (0.29)

Bret Lockett
-- tackles: 4th in Pac-10 (7.50)

Korey Bosworth
-- TFL: 12th in Pac-10 (0.93); sacks: T-6th in Pac-10 (0.50)

Brian Price
-- TFL: T-7th in Pac-10 (1.00)

Alterraun Verner
-- passes defensed: T-22nd in NCAA, 4th in Pac-10 (1.29); interceptions: T-9th in Pac-10 (0.29); tackles: 12th in Pac-10 (6.71)

Michael Norris
-- passes defensed: T-32nd in NCAA, 7th in Pac-10 (1.14)


Rushing Offense:  115th in NCAA, 9th in Pac-10 (90.86)
Passing Offense:  54th in NCAA, 6th in Pac-10 (216.86)
Total Offense:  103rd in NCAA, 9th in Pac-10 (307.71)
Scoring Offense:  92nd in NCAA, 7th in Pac-10 (20.43)
Rushing Defense:  97th in NCAA, 8th in Pac-10 (182.57)
Pass Defense: 22nd in NCAA, 3rd in Pac-10 (175.43)
Total Defense: 62nd in NCAA, 6th in Pac-10 (358.00)
Scoring Defense: 90th in NCAA, 8th in Pac-10 (29.14)
Third Down Conversion Offense: 5th in Pac-10 (40.54%)
Third Down Conversion Defense: 7th in Pac-10 (38.61%)
Red Zone Offense: 6th in Pac-10 (81.48)
Red Zone Defense: 5th in Pac-10 (85.19)
Turnover Margin: 7th in Pac-10 (-0.57)
Kickoff Returns: 25th in NCAA, 2nd in Pac-10 (23.68)
Punt Returns: 47th in NCAA, 6th in Pac-10 (10.44)
Sacks Allowed: 9th in Pac-10 (3.00)
Sacks: 6th in Pac-10 (1.71)


-- In 2008, UCLA is 22 for 27 in the Red Zone (81.48) with 14 touchdowns (seven rushing, seven passing) and eight field goals for 121 points. Against Tennessee, UCLA was three of three in the Red Zone with two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) and one field goal for 17 points. At BYU, the Bruins were zero for two (blocked field goal, missed field goal) in the Red Zone. Against Arizona, UCLA scored a field goal on its only Red Zone opportunity. In the Fresno State game, UCLA converted five of seven opportunites for 26 points -- three touchdowns (two rushing and one passing) and two field goals. The other possessions ended on downs and with a fumble. Against Washington State, UCLA converted all four opportunities with four touchdowns (two rushing, two passing) for 28 points. At Oregon, UCLA converted all four Red Zone trips, scoring three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) and one field goal for 24 points. Against Stanford, UCLA converted five of six opportunities with two passing touchdowns and three field goals for all 23 points. The other possession was an interception.

-- In 2008, opponents are 23 of 27 in the Red Zone (85.19) with 18 touchdowns (nine rushing, nine passing) and five field goals for 141 points. Tennessee converted three of four Red Zone opportunities with two touchdowns (two rushing, one fumble, one field goal) for 17 points.  BYU was eight for eight with seven touchdowns (six passing, one rushing) and one field goal for 52 points. Arizona was three for five with three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) for 21 points. Fresno State converted three of four opportunities for 17 points -- two passing touchdowns and one field goal. Washington State did not have a Red Zone opportunity. Oregon converted all three opportunities (two rushing touchdowns, one field goal) for 17 points. Stanford converted all three opportunities (two rushing touchdowns, one field goal) for 17 points.


-- In 2008, UCLA has caused nine turnovers (five interceptions, four fumbles) which have led to 24 points (three touchdowns, one field goal).  The Bruins had one interception and one fumble versus Tennessee which led to no points. UCLA made one interception at BYU which led to no points. UCLA recovered one fumble for a touchdown (Korey Bosworth) against Arizona. The Bruins made one interception versus Fresno State and converted it into a field goal. UCLA made one interception against Washington State and converted it into a touchdown. UCLA did not cause a turnover at Oregon. UCLA forced two fumbles and made an interception against Stanford and coverted one of them into a touchdown.

* In 2008, UCLA has committed 13 turnovers (seven interceptions, six fumbles) for 48 points (six touchdowns, two field goals). UCLA threw four interceptions against Tennessee which led to seven points on a return for touchdown. At BYU, UCLA lost three fumbles and threw an interception and all four were converted into touchdowns. Against Arizona, UCLA fumbled a punt and it led to a field goal. Against Fresno State, UCLA lost one fumble and FSU ran out the clock following the fumble. UCLA did not make a turnover against Washington State. At Oregon, UCLA had one interception and it was converted into a field goal. Stanford made one interception and forced one fumble for seven points.


-- Oct. 18 - UCLA 23, Stanford 20
UCLA scored the winning touchdown with 10 seconds remaining in the game, overcoming an 11-point deficit to defeat Stanford at the Rose Bow, 23-20. It was UCLA's fifth straight win over Stanford and the sixth consecutive win over the Cardinal at the Rose Bowl.

UCLA trailed 20-16 with 2:23 remaining when it started its game-winning drive on its own 13-yard line with 2:23 remaining. Quarterback Kevin Craft drove the Bruins down the field, completing six of seven passes for 60 yards to five different receivers. He also ran once for two yards. On the game-winning play, he rolled to his right and found true freshman tight end Cory Harkey for a seven-yard touchdown with just 10 seconds left in the game.

Stanford led 14-3 late in the first half when the Bruins drove 88 yards and Kai Forbath kicked a field goal on the final play of the half. Craft's two-yard shovel pass to Terrence Austin midway though the second quarter made the score 14-13 and the Bruins still trailed 17-16 when the Cardinal started a drive at its own 20-yard line with 7:29 left. It used almost five minutes of the clock but had to settle for a field goal when the Bruin defense held on third-and-seven.

Craft and the Bruins started at the 13-yard line with 2:23 remaining on the clock and one timeout, which he never used.. Craft completed a 15-yard pass to Dominique Johnson and a nine-yard pass to Nelson Rosario. An incomplete made it third-and-one but the Bruins crossed Stanford up with a Chane Moline run that netted 17 yards.  Craft then ran for two yards and then completed consecutive passes to Rosario (16 yards), Moline (five yards) and Ryan Moya (eight yards) to give the Bruins a first down at the 15-yard line. Following a spike to stop the clock, a pass interference call gave UCLA the ball at the seven-yard line with 16 seconds remaining, setting up Craft's game-winning toss to Harkey.

On the day, UCLA outgained Stanford, 371 yards to 301 yards. Craft completed 23 of 39 passes for 285 yards with two touchdowns, including the game-winner, and one touchdown. He completed passes to 10 different receivers. In the second half, he was 13 of 17 for 172 yards and two scores. Austin led the team with five receptions for 50 yards and the first touchdown of his career while Taylor Embree (72 yards) and Rosario (71 yards) made four cacthes each. On the ground, the Bruins gained 86 net yards, including 28 by Kahlil Bell, 22 by Moline, 20 by Derrick Coleman and 19 by Chris Forcier.

Defensively, UCLA allowed 250 yards rushing but just 51 in the air and made the stops when the game was on the line. Alterraun Verner led the team with seven stops, Michael Norris made six, Brigham Harwell (fumble recovery) and Rahim Morre made five each and Brian Price (one sack), Akeem Ayers (one TFL), Reggie Carter and Steve Sloan made four stops apiece.

Kai Forbath converted all three of his field goal attempts plus two PATs for 11 points and was named Pac-10 Special Teams Player of the Week, while punter Aaron Perez averaged 42.6 yards on five punts.

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