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Inside the Numbers: Texas Versus UCLA

  • The 34-12 loss represents the largest margin of defeat for a home game in the Mack Brown era, topping the 42-21 loss to Kansas State in 2007.
  • It was the first home loss for Texas since that game against the Wildcats, breaking a 16-game home winning streak.
  • The Longhorns dropped to 21 in the AP Poll, the first time in 16 editions of the poll they are ranked outside the top 10. It was the longest active streak in the country.
  • UCLA's 27 passing yards were the fewest Texas has allowed since holding Rice to the same number in 2003.
  • The 12 points Texas scored were the fewest put on the board in a home game since the 12-7 loss to Texas A&M in 2006.
  • During the decisive drive to open the third quarter, UCLA's 80 yards were three more than they had managed the entire first half (77). 
  • 10.5. Average yards per carry for UCLA on that third-quarter drive. The Bruins did not face a third down on the drive.
  • The illegal substitution penalty in the fourth quarter allowed UCLA to burn six more minutes from the clock. All told, the drive covered only 34 yards, but took 12 plays and 8:19.
  • Overall, the Bruins controlled the ball for nearly 11 minutes more than the 'Horns -- 35:29 to 24:11, a major reversal from both the game against Texas Tech and the Texas game plan entering the contest.
  • Three yards. The depth senior wide receiver John Chiles ran his slant route on 4th and 4 at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
  • 27-3. The margin by which UCLA outscored Texas in the second and third quarters.
  • 264. Rushing yards by UCLA, precisely doubling the total Texas had given up in the three games prior (132). It was the most yards on the ground the Longhorns had allowed since giving up 277 yards against the Aggies in 2005.
  • Three. Number of yards per rush attempt UCLA gained above the Texas average heading into the game -- after giving up 1.7 yards per rush in the first three games, the 'Horns gave up 4.7 yards per attempt against UCLA.
  • Five. Number of turnovers for the Longhorns (four fumbles and one interception), a week after turning the ball over four times against Texas Tech.
  • 0-2. Fourth down conversions for Texas against UCLA.
  • Six. Number of yards inside the 10-yardline that Curtis Brown fielded a punt he subsequently fumbled. Texas punt returners are instructed not to field punts inside the 10.