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Notre Dame meets UCLA for first time since 1964

Oct 17, 2006 - 7:35 PM UCLA (4-2) at No. 10 Notre Dame (5-1), 2:30 pm EDT

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (Ticker) - Notre Dame last played UCLA when coach Charlie Weis was just an elementary school student in New Jersey.

The 10th-ranked Fighting Irish host the Bruins on Saturday for the first time since 1964 and the third time overall.

Second-year Irish coach Weis was an 8-year-old when the teams last met. Notre Dame posted a 24-0 victory then for its second straight home triumph over UCLA, which it also defeated the previous year, 27-12.

The teams will meet in California for the first time next year.

Notre Dame (5-1) has not played since October 7, when it cruised past another Pac-10 Conference opponent, Stanford, 31-10.

Brady Quinn completed 27-of-37 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns and Darius Walker ran for a season-best 153 yards and a score for the Irish, who limited the Cardinal to 226 total yards.

UCLA (4-2) lost at Oregon last Saturday, 30-20, after allowing the Ducks to rush for 256 yards.

Starting in place of the injured Ben Olson, Patrick Cowan completed just 16-of-31 passes for 112 yards and an interception. Olson suffered a knee injury against Arizona the previous week and may be out another month.

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