September 19, 2004 |
UCLA sophomore running back Maurice Drew turned in a performance worthy of a Heisman Trophy candidate Saturday against Washington, but it almost wasn't good enough for a victory. All Drew did was rush for a school-record 322 yards and equal the Pacific 10 Conference mark of five rushing touchdowns. But despite Drew's effort, UCLA still needed a last-minute defensive stand to win, 37-31, with the Huskies two yards from the potential winning touchdown when the game ended.
August 27, 2005 |
As one of UCLA's defensive leaders, senior linebacker Justin London wanted to set the tone for an afternoon training camp practice by making a big hit. His opportunity came on the first snap from scrimmage in a run drill. But as London stepped up to make a hard tackle, the ballcarrier froze him with a subtle but quick hesitation move. And before London could react, Maurice Drew was gone.
December 30, 2003 |
Bruin receiver Craig Bragg grew up in the shadow of Spartan Stadium, dreaming that the ovations he could hear from blocks away on Saturdays someday would be for him. Eventually, though, he became so good he didn't even consider San Jose State, instead going to UCLA and becoming the team's top receiver. And, yes, he has heard his share of ovations. Now he's home, and his return should boost Silicon Valley Classic attendance by a couple of hundred friends and relatives. He can't wait to display the form that has resulted in 68 receptions for 994 yards this season, boosting him to fourth on UCLA's career lists with 152 catches and 2,291 yards.
September 24, 2004 |
Maurice Drew, who last Saturday set UCLA records with 322 yards rushing and five touchdowns at Washington, hasn't made many mistakes lately. But Drew made a big one when he thought his life would return to normal after his career day. ESPN one day, FSN the next. Throw in radio interviews, and Drew's life has turned into an open book. In fact, we now know something about him that he had kept secret since arriving in Westwood. Drew is a former ballet dancer. "Yeah, it's true," he said.
December 12, 2006 |
Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio, an All-American linebacker at USC, wore a blue and gold UCLA basketball jersey to his news conference Monday in tribute, and to pay off a debt, to former Bruin and current Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew. Jones-Drew ran for 166 yards and two touchdowns, had a 93-yard kickoff return for a score and finished with 303 all-purpose yards in Jacksonville's 44-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
October 2, 2005 |
Maurice Drew scorched the Washington defense last season for touchdown runs of 47, 62, 58, 15 and 37 yards on the way to a school-record 322-yard rushing performance. The number that will stick with the UCLA running back after his less-than-stellar showing Saturday night at the Rose Bowl was considerably smaller but no less sweet. After being held to 32 yards in his first 13 carries, Drew spun into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 8 seconds left to give the No.