Scores

Final

UCLA 35

(1-1, 1-0 away)

Illinois 17

(1-1, 1-1 home)

12:00 PM ET, September 11, 2004

Memorial Stadium, CHAMPAIGN, IL

1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 14 7 7 735
ILL 0 7 7 317

UCLA 35, Illinois 17

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Olson threw three touchdown passes and Maurice Drew rushed for 142 yards Saturday to help UCLA snap a six-game losing streak with a 35-17 win over Illinois.

Olson completed scoring passes of 41 and 14 yards to Craig Bragg in the first half and threw a 15-yard score to Marcedes Lewis in the fourth quarter as the Bruins snapped a string of losses dating back to last Nov. 1.

Manuel White added 97 yards rushing for the Bruins (1-1), who had 481 yards of total offense, their second straight game with more than 400 yards. Olson finished 14-of-21 for 208 yards.

Illinois (1-1) played the second half without senior quarterback Jon Beutjer, who injured his ribs late in the first half. Backup Brad Bower, a redshirt freshman, was 11-of-15 for 102 yards and ran for another 39 yards, leading the Illini to 10 second-half points.

But three turnovers hurt Illinois. The Bruins converted a fumble and an interception into touchdowns.

UCLA scored on its first two possessions of the game. After taking over on downs after Illinois failed on a fourth-and-1 at the UCLA 4, the Bruins marched 96 yards, ending with Olson's 41-yard touchdown throw to Bragg.

After forcing the Illini to punt, the Bruins went to the run and Drew completed a five-play, 65-yard drive with a 47-yard touchdown run.

The Bruins came out in the second half with a 10-play, 80-yard drive to take a 28-7 lead with 10:20 to play in the third quarter.

Beutjer was 12-of-22 for 146 yards before he was hurt. He hit Franklin Payne from 16 yards out for Illinois' first touchdown with 13:47 left in the first half.

E.B. Halsey rushed for 97 yards and Kendrick Jones caught six passes for 110 yards for the Illini.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCLA
ILL
1st Downs2622
Total Yards481456
Passing208248
Rushing273208
Penalties3-204-17
3rd Down Conversions3-108-16
4th Down Conversions1-21-3
Turnovers13
Possession29:0530:55

Passing Leaders

UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Olson14/212089.931-
IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Beutjer12/221466.610-
Bower11/151026.801-

Rushing Leaders

UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Drew211426.8147
White Jr.20974.9121
IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Halsey21974.6123
Thomas9495.409

Receiving Leaders

UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis46215.5123
Bragg37324.3241
IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones611018.3046
Davis5316.2011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCLAILL
TD9:19CRAIG BRAGG 41 YD PASS FROM DREW OLSON (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 96 yards.
70
TD5:37MAURICE DREW 47 YD RUN (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 65 yards.
140
SECOND QUARTERUCLAILL
TD13:47FRANKLIN PAYNE 16 YD PASS FROM JON BEUTJER (JASON REDA KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 66 yards.
147
TD3:58CRAIG BRAGG 14 YD PASS FROM DREW OLSON (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 48 yards.
217
THIRD QUARTERUCLAILL
TD10:20MANUEL WHITE JR. 1 YD RUN (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yards.
287
TD5:35E.B. HALSEY 4 YD RUN (JASON REDA KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 58 yards.
2814
FOURTH QUARTERUCLAILL
FG11:23JASON REDA 34 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 75 yards.
2817
TD8:12MARCEDES LEWIS 15 YD PASS FROM DREW OLSON (JUSTIN MEDLOCK KICK)
Drive info: 1 plays, 15 yards.
3517