SIGNFICANT NOTES RELEASED BY UCLA
UCLA's No. 8 ranking by AP is its highest since 2001, when it was No. 4 on the AP poll after six games.
In the last three games, UCLA has outscored opponents 56-6 in the fourth
quarter and overtime. Against Washington, UCLA trailed by 10 entering the
fourth quarter and outscored the Huskies 14-0. Against California, UCLA
trailed by 12 points entering the fourth quarter and outscored the Golden
Bears, 19-3. At Washington State, UCLA trailed WSU by 17 points entering
the fourth quarter and outscored the Cougars 17-0 in the fourth quarter and
6-3 in overtime.
MAURICE DREW NOTES
In six games this season, he has accounted for 1,049 all-purpose yards
(174.8 average) and is averaging 8.67 yards every time he touches the
football. He leads the Bruins in rushing (80.8). He has scored 14
touchdowns, a new career high, and is averaging 27.6 yards on those
touchdowns, including four of at least 60 yards.
In each of UCLA's last three wins, all come-from-behind victories, he has
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.
Drew leads the nation in punt return average (30.7) and has scored on
returns of 72, 66 and 81 this year. He also has a non-scoring return of 69
yards and had a 65-yard touchdown return negated by penalty.
Drew is second in the NCAA in scoring, averaging 14.0 points per game. He
has scored 14 touchdowns -- nine running, two receiving and three on punt
returns. Drew also ranks eighth nationally in all-purpose yards (174.8).
In his 30-game career, he has scored 33 touchdowns, including five
receptions, four punt returns and two kickoff returns. Fifteen scores have
measured at least 40 yards. His 2,074 rushing yards rank 12th (tied) in
school history, his 3,879 all-purpose yards rank fifth and his 33
touchdowns also rank fifth.
DREW OLSON NOTES
In the win at Washington State, he rallied the Bruins from deficits of 21
points in the first half and 17 points in the fourth quarter, tying school
records in both categories. On the night, he completed 31 of 43 passes for
a career-high 338 yards, five touchdowns and one interception. His five
touchdown passes tied the school record held by Cade McNown (1998 versus
Texas and Miami) and his 31 completions were one shy of Troy Aikman's
school record of 32 (USC, 1998).
In the final three quarters, he hit on 28 of 34 passes (.824) for 310
yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. In the fourth quarter, he
connected on 13 of 16 passes for 132 yards and two scores.
In his 39-game career (32 starts / last 21 straight), Olson has 555
completions which rank No. 2 in UCLA history. In addition, his 6,946
career passing yards rank No. 2 and his career total offense of 6,789
yards also ranks No. 2.