Quarterly Report
Quarterly Report

Posted Sep 2, 2008


What follows is a quarter-by-quarter look at UCLA's 27-24 overtime defeat of Tennessee Monday night in Pasadena:

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UT 0 Quarter 1 15:00 0 UCLA

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After an interception by DeAngelo Willingham, Tennessee drove to the UCLA 34-yard line but Daniel Lincoln missed a 51-yard field goal. Demetrice Morley intercepted another Kevin Craft pass two plays later but the Vol offense stalled. UCLA blocked a Chad Cunningham punt and Sean Westgate returned it 21 yards for a touchdown that gave the Bruins a 7-0 lead with 1:15 left in the quarter.
KEY PLAY

The blocked punt. UCLA had three guys on top of Cunningham, who was slow getting the kick off, as well.

KEY PLAYER

UCLA's Akeem Ayers. He was credited with blocking the punt that set up UCLA's gift touchdown.

KEY STAT

UT kept the ball for 9:23 to UCLA's 5:37 but still trailed on the scoreboard.



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UT 0 Quarter 1 00:00 7 UCLA

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Continuing a drive begun in the first quarter, Montario Hardesty raced 11 yards to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive that tied the score at 7. Eric Berry intercepted another Craft pass but Lincoln missed a 55-yard field goal try. Nevin McKenzie intercepted Craft a fourth time and returned it 61 yards to give UT a 14-7 lead withjust 23 seconds left in the half.
KEY PLAY

A 41-yard pass from Jonathan Crompton to Josh Briscoe carried to the UCLA 11-yard line, and Hardesty scored on the very next play.

KEY PLAYER

McKenzie. His interception and return gave UT the lead and a tremendous amount of momentum going to the half.

KEY STAT

Craft's second quarter stats were abysmal - 3 completions in 10 attempts for 19 yards, with 2 interceptions.



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UT 14 Quarter 2 00:00 7 UCLA

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Tennessee marched to the UCLA 6-yard line but an Arian Foster fumble thwarted the drive. Kai Forbath pulled UCLA within 14-10 with a 42-yard field goal with 1:15 left in the quarter.
KEY PLAY

Foster's fumble. Had Tennessee scored there to go up 21-7, the game's outlook might've changed dramatically.

KEY PLAYER

Vol linebacker Ellix Wilson. He blew up one UCLA possession all by himself, dropping tailback Raymond Carter for a one-yard loss and sacking Craft for a nine-yard loss within a three-play span.

KEY STAT

Tennessee had six 3-and-outs through the first three quarters.



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UT 14 Quarter 3 00:00 10 UCLA

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A 33-yard Gerald Jones punt return gave UT a first-and-10 at UCLA's 26-yard line but an eight-yard sack and a five-yard delay penalty killed the opportunity. The Bruins went 80 yards in 11 plays to go up 17-14 on a three-yard run by Carter with 6:51 left. A 20-yard burst by Hardesty put UT on top 21-17 with 1:54 remaining. Craft hit Ryan Moya with a three-yard TD pass that gave UCLA a 24-21 lead with 27 seconds left. Crompton hit Austin Rogers for 16 yards and Luke Stocker for 11, then Lincoln nailed a game-tying 47-yard field goal on the final play of regulation. Forbath hit a 42-yard field goal for UCLA in overtime, then Lincoln missed a 34-yarder.
KEY PLAY

On third-and-10 at the UT 35-yard line, Craft hit Dominique Johnson for 12 yards and a first down. UCLA scored two plays later to go ahead 17-14.

KEY PLAYER

Craft. On UCLA's two fourth-quarter TD drives he completed 6 of 6 passes for 71 yards on the first, then 6 of 8 for 68 yards on the second.

KEY STAT

Tennessee limited UCLA to 29 net yards on 30 rushes, while rushing for 177 net yards, but still lost the game.



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UT 24 Quarter 4 00:00 27 UCLA

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More in-depth info...

Game #: 1144
Site: Pasadena
Date: Sep. 1
Conference: PAC10
Coach Match-up:
For the Vols - Fulmer and for the Bruins - Neuheisel



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