December 2, 2007 |
Gary Klein's keys to the game: 1. Davis or Davis? USC tight end Fred Davis dropped a couple of passes, but he had six receptions for 41 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter that eliminated any chance of a Bruins comeback victory. UCLA defensive end Bruce Davis, who made life miserable for the Trojans last season, finished with five tackles but no sacks. 2. Gotta run.
November 8, 2008
UCLA won't play in the Rose Bowl game this season, but the Bruins can have a say about who does. Oregon State needs to win out to secure its first January date in Pasadena since 1965. A look at some issues surrounding today's game: Pop quiz: USC flunked its Oregon State quiz, letting running back Jacquizz Rodgers run wild. UCLA has a good defense that would look better if it wasn't always on the field. On their shoulders: Kevin Craft has tested the Bruins' patience, but he's healthy.
August 7, 2007 |
All the pressing questions about UCLA's football team are about the offense. Mostly, whether the Bruins would do things differently from last season, when they appeared to use a run-and-shoot-run-again offense. That seems to be changing, judging from spring practice and the first day of training camp Monday. UCLA fans had to rub their eyes and hope it wasn't a mirage: Bruins receivers went up field and got the ball.
October 25, 2006 |
Washington State Coach Bill Doba felt Karl Dorrell's pain when UCLA could not hold on against Notre Dame last week. It reminded Doba of how he felt in 2003 when the Cougars lost, 29-26, in overtime to the Irish after leading, 19-0, in the first half. "We were there ourselves," Doba said. "We had them 21-3 at halftime. It's a neat place to play, but there's not a whole lot you can say except it's a tough loss."
December 8, 2009 |
UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price was named the Pacific 10 Conference's defensive player of the year Monday. Price was so dominant that he received the honor despite the fact the 6-6 Bruins finished eighth in conference with a 3-6 record. Stanford running back Toby Gerhart, a Heisman Trophy finalist, was named the offensive player of the year and Oregon's Chip Kelly is the coach of the year. Price, a junior who may declare for the NFL draft, led the conference with 22.5 tackles for a loss, which ranks him third nationally.
December 5, 2004 |
Bill Pendleton called it "blue-collar workers going against thoroughbreds," and it was hard to dispute the analogy. The Anaheim Esperanza football coach, his team going for a third consecutive upset in the Southern Section Division I playoffs, watched a more athletic squad from top-seeded Long Beach Poly take advantage of nearly every Aztec mistake to run off with a 39-15 victory Saturday night at Long Beach Cabrillo High.
September 14, 2008 |
PROVO, Utah -- Relentlessly optimistic ran into harsh reality Saturday. There may come a day when the football monopoly in Los Angeles is over, but for now UCLA has enough trouble passing "Go." An embarrassing 59-0 loss to Brigham Young was a big indication of that, and left first-year Coach Rick Neuheisel offering up his favorite catch phrase in a different light. "We're going to test 'relentlessly optimistic,' " Neuheisel said after UCLA's worst loss since 1929. "But we knew it would be tested."
October 30, 2007 |
UCLA lost more Saturday than football game it was capable of winning. Tailback Kahlil Bell, who was injured in the first quarter of a 27-7 loss to Washington State, is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, Coach Karl Dorrell said Monday. Surgery will be scheduled once the swelling goes down. Also, wide receiver Brandon Breazell has bruised ribs and his chances of playing against Arizona on Saturday are "50-50," Dorrell said.
October 13, 2008 |
At the halfway point of the season, UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel and his staff will take a deep breath and evaluate the situation. The Bruins received an "A" for effort in Neuheisel's appraisal. But as far as grading out with a "B" for bowl game, there was still serious homework to be done after a 31-24 loss to Oregon on the road. "Looking at the tapes, we played very, very hard," said Neuheisel, whose team is 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the Pacific 10 Conference.
September 1, 2006 |
* Coach: Karl Dorrell, fourth season, 22-15. * Last season: 10-2 overall, 6-2 in Pacific 10 Conference, third place. * Key losses: QB Drew Olson, TE Marcedes Lewis, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, SS Jarrad Page, LB Spencer Havner, LB Justin London. * Returning starters: OG Shannon Tevaga, FB Michael Pitre, OT Noah Sutherland, OT Brian Abraham, C Robert Chai, DE Justin Hickman, DT Chase Moline, LB John Hale, CB Trey Brown, FS Dennis Keyes, DT Brigham Harwell, K Justin Medlock, P Aaron Perez.