San Diego State 10

(2-2, 0-2 away)


(3-1, 1-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, October 2, 2004

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 3 0 7 010
UCLA 7 13 7 633

Top Performers

Passing: D. Olson (UCLA) - 158 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Jones-Drew (UCLA) - 21 CAR, 161 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Webb (SDSU) - 7 REC, 71 YDS

UCLA 33, San Diego State 10

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Maurice Drew capped UCLA's opening drive with a 57-yard touchdown run and linebacker Spencer Havner returned an interception 52 yards for another score, leading the Bruins to a 33-10 victory over San Diego State on Saturday.

Coming off an off week, UCLA (3-1) extended its winning streak against San Diego State to 17 games and improved its overall record against the Aztecs to 19-0-1.

The Bruins converted three turnovers into 13 points, including two of Justin Medlock's career-high four field goals.

Drew Olson completed 14 of 29 passes for 158 yards, including a 23-yard scoring strike to Tab Perry that gave UCLA a 27-3 cushion with 11 minutes left in the third quarter. Perry had three receptions for 34 yards in place of starting receiver Craig Bragg, sidelined because of a dislocated left shoulder.

Drew carried 21 times for 161 yards. Two weeks ago, the sophomore tailback had scoring runs of 62, 58, 47 and 37 yards in a 37-31 victory at Washington -- while tying a Pac-10 record with five touchdowns and rushing for a school-record 322 yards.

San Diego State (2-2) controlled the ball for the first 4:40 of the game, settling for a 36-yard field goal by Garrett Palmer. Just three plays later on third-and-3 on the UCLA 43, Drew bounced off a missed tackle by strong safety Josh Dean and galloped the rest of the way untouched to put the Bruins ahead to stay with 9:28 left in the first quarter.

Havner, a junior who was moved back to inside linebacker this season after playing the outside position last year, increased UCLA's lead to 14-3. He stepped in front of Matt Dlugolecki's short intended pass for Marcus Edwards on third-and-6 at the UCLA 49 and raced all the way to the end zone with nine minutes left in the half.

It was Havner's seventh career interception and third for a touchdown. He also picked off a pass last year in the Bruins' 20-10 win over the Aztecs, which was tied 3-3 at halftime.

Medlock extended the margin to 20-3 with second-quarter field goals of 22 and 40 yards, the latter coming 23 seconds before halftime. He also had a 43-yarder and a 44-yarder in the fourth.

Medlock's 22-yarder came four plays after San Diego State punter Michael Hughes mishandled the center snap and recovered his own fumble on the 13 for a 23-yard loss.

Dlugolecki was 23 of 42 for 215 yards and was intercepted twice. Michael Franklin had a combined 94 yards on 11 rushes and eight receptions. Wide receiver Jeff Webb caught seven passes for 71 yards and redshirt freshman Brandon Bornes scored on a 1-yard run with a minute left in the third quarter.

Despite the absence of starting defensive tackle C.J. Niusulu, who served a one-game suspension for violating UCLA's athletic department policy, the Bruins held San Diego State to just 2 yards rushing in the first half and 133 for the game. UCLA entered with the worst rushing defense in the Pac-10.