Completions - 242
Attempts - 378 (64%)
Yards - 3,198
TD/INT - 34/6
P.E.R - 161.6
Best Game - 22 for 27, 510 yards 5 TDs / 45-35 W vs. Arizona St.
In a showdown against highly touted QB Rudy Carpenter, Olson was brilliant from the onset, connecting with Joe Cowan on the first play from scrimmage for a 91-yard touchdown. By the end of the game Olson had thrown completions to nine different receivers, and after the score was knotted at 28 by halftime, Olson threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter that helped seal the fate of the Sun Devils.
2005 was easily the Bruins' most successful season since 2000. The team went to finish with a 10-2 overall record. Olson finished 2nd in the country in touchdown passes. The Bruins were loaded with talent and had two players (Mercedes Lewis, and Maurice Drew) named consensus 1st Team All Americans. That with Olson's strong performance made UCLA one of the most dangerous teams in the country. The Bruins were ranked as high as 7th in the nation at one point and averaged a whopping 39 points per game.
The Bruins are not expected to air it out like in years past, so here's hoping that they have plenty of ammo in that pistol offense. Go Bruins!