Bumped. GO BRUINS. -N
This post is a follow up to Nestor's "Inside UCLA's Ugly Numbers" frontpage post after the meltdown in Seattle. Several posters threw up some very telling statistics in the thread following that post. This post consolidates some of those numbers and adds a few more as well.
A big thanks to everyone who took the time to research these numbers to contribute to the assessment of the UCLA football program that we all love, but are deeply concerned about that this point in time.
1. 25 years since UCLA last won a Rose Bowl.
2. 13 years since UCLA last appeared in a Rose Bowl.
3. UCLA is now averaging 5.03 yards/pass attempt this season. That is 119th out of 120.
4. 51-235 = The total amount of points scored and allowed by UCLA in 6 games following a bye week under Rick Neuheisel.
5. 33% = UCLA's 3rd down conversion percentage this season (100th out of 120 in the country).
6. 20, 36, 10, 5, 8= UCLA's recruiting class rank numbers over the last five years per Scout.
7. 1-6 = UCLA's record when the opponent scores more than 20 points this season.
8. Stanford, who was 1-11 in 2006 and has equally if not more restrictive academic qualifications than UCLA, is one win away over Oregon State at home or in a bowl game from winning 11 games. UCLA has NEVER won more than 10 games in a season.
9. 70-7 = Score of bay area teams vs. UCLA this season.
10. 84-20 = Score of Opponents (Oregon and UW) vs. UCLA on Thursday night games this season, which were designed to give UCLA more national exposure (with 11 days to prepare from the prior game).
11. 119 -20 = Score of Opponents (Stanford, Oregon & UW) vs. UCLA on games televised nationally on ESPN this season. UCLA’s 4 wins came while much of the nation wasn’t watching on ABC regional coverage (Texas), FSN (WSU & Houston), and Versus (Oregon State)
12. 4th Quarter Numbers from UCLA v. UW:
3 = Number of points by which UCLA trailed going into the quarter
3 = Number of plays in which UCLA gained yardage
3 = Number of penalties (and all were major penalties)
3 = Number of punts
22 = Number of plays UCLA ran
18 = Number of yards gained (UCLA had 3 of 22 plays gain yardage)
9 = Number of plays in which UCLA had no gain
2 = Number of plays in which UCLA lost yardage (not counting the pick 6)
2 = Number of interceptions UCLA threw
74 = Yards UCLA lost (35 on penalties, 11 on runs or sacks, 28 on the interception return).