By The Numbers: UCLA

Drew Lieberman

90-28-3: Texas’s all-time record in the third game of the season, a win percentage of 74 percent. Texas is 22-6-2 all time in its third game after a 1-1 start, a win percentage of 73 percent. History is against Texas, however, as the last three Longhorn head coaches have started off their tenures 1-2. 

3-3: The Longhorns and Bruins have split their six meetings evenly. Of Texas’ three losses, two — 1997 and 2010 — came in seasons in which the Longhorns would go on to lose seven games and not gain bowl eligibility.

33-24: The average score of Texas’ games with UCLA, in the Bruins’ favor. The series’ average score actually tilts in Texas’ favor at 28-26 if 1997’s “Rout 66” is excluded.

1970: The last time the Longhorns beat the Bruins in the state of Texas – the Longhorns won 20-17. Since that time, the two schools have faced off in Texas twice — 1997 and 2010 — with UCLA blowing out the Longhorns to the tune of 66-3 and 34-12, respectively. 

13-12: The score of the 2009 Big 12 Championship between Texas and Nebraska, the only other time the Longhorns played in AT&T Stadium, previously known as Cowboys Stadium. Texas claimed its third Big 12 title on a 46-yard field goal by Hunter Lawrence as
time expired.

56%: The percentage of kicks made by junior placekickers Nick Jordan and Nick Rose over the course of their careers. Rose is Texas’ current kicker and is 1-of-3 for his career with a long of 34 yards. Jordan was Texas’ kicker in 2012, going 9-of-15 with 40 yards being his longest. The duo is 1-of-7 combined from 40+ yards out.

30: The jersey number of Myles Jack, UCLA sophomore linebacker and running back. Jack was the Pac-12’s offensive and defensive freshman of the year in 2013 and can do it all. He ran for seven touchdowns in 2013 while recording 75 tackles including seven tackles for loss. He also led the team with 11 passes broken up and two interceptions, one of which he ran back for
a touchdown. 

17: The jersey number of Brett Hundley, UCLA redshirt junior quarterback. The dual-threat quarterback has struggled to start a season in which he entered with Heisman aspirations. However, an impressive performance in this one could bring him back into discussion.

10: The number of career starts by the Texas offensive line, one of the least experienced units in college football history, entering its contest against UCLA. Sophomore tackle Kent Perkins and redshirt junior guard Sedrick Flowers lead the unit with three starts apiece. Still, Texas enters with twice the starting experience it had against BYU, when it had five combined starts. 

34: Texas’ 34-point loss last week to BYU was the worst defeat of Charlie Strong’s head-coaching career. Strong’s previous worst defeat was by 19 points in a 45-26 loss at Syracuse in 2012.