UCLA Bruins News
10-20-14: The Bruins avoided a third straight loss thanks to an interception by Marcus Rios with 51 seconds left to beat Cal 36-34. The Bruins got 424 yards of total offense and three touchdowns from QB Brett Hundley. Hundley also committed two of his team's three turnovers. It was UCLA's first win in Berkeley since 1998. They travel to Boulder this weekend to face a poor Colorado team.
10-15-14: The Bruins are quickly falling from college football’s elite. They fell behind 21-3 and saw Oregon dominate them all day long en route to a 42-30 loss. QB Brett Hundley lost a fumble deep deep in UCLA territory in the first quarter, setting up Oregon’s first TD. Hundley threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 89 yards and a score. UCLA ran for 328 yards total, with Paul Perkins rushing for 187 yards on 21 carries. UCLA plays Cal this weekend.
10-6-14: The Bruins dropped a late-night home game to Utah 30-28. They trailed 24-14 and then led 28-27 before allowing a 29-yard field goal with 34 seconds left. UCLA had two chances to win it on the final play, but kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn missed on a pair of long field goal attempts. QB Brett Hundley threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked a whopping ten times. They have a huge conference matchup this week when they host Oregon.
10-1-14: Well, any worries about Brett Hundley's health, or UCLA's team as a whole, were answered in grand fashion this past Thursday night, as the Bruins dismantled Arizona State 62-27. Hundley returned from an injury to accumulate 427 yards of total offense and five total touchdowns. He completed 18 of 23 passes for 355 yards and four TDs. In total, the Bruins gained 580 yards and scored the most points by any opponent ever at Sun Devil Stadium. They will host Utah this weekend.
9-22-14: The Bruins had a bye this past week, and the status of starting quarterback Brett Hundley is still up in the air. If you recall, Hundley got hurt in UCLA's drama-filled win over Texas the other week. Jerry Neuheisel came in to rally the Bruins to victory. They have a huge test this Thursday as they travel to Tempe to take on AP No. 15 Arizona State. This game could go a long way in determining the Pac-12's South Division champion.
9-15-14: Backup quarterback Jerry Neuheisel threw for two touchdowns as the UCLA beat Texas 20-17 this past Saturday night. The third-year sophomore, who is the son of former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel, came in for Heisman hopeful Brett Hundley who left early in the first quarter. Neuheisel completed 23 of 30 passes for 178 yards Hundley injured his elbow. Paul Perkins had 126 yards on 24 carries for the Bruins. He also caught five passes for 69 yards. Ka'imi Fairbairn had field goals of 47 and 25 yards. The Bruins have a huge Pac-12 matchup this weekend as they travel to Tempe to take on an excellent Arizona State team.
9-9-14: A week after having to rely on its defense to rescue their offense against Virginia, UCLA needed every piece of offense and production to hold off a surprising Memphis team. The Bruins squeaked by the Tigers 42-35. UCLA trailed by a point twice in the first half, and after building a two-touchdown lead through three quarters. Memphis tied the game at 35 with two touchdowns in a 37-second span early in the fourth quarter. UCLA would score the game-winner with 10:52 left when Thomas Duarte caught a 33-yard pass from Brett Hundley. Hundley threw for 396 yards and three touchdowns. UCLA plays Texas this coming Saturday in Arlington, TX.
9-4-14: It’s safe to say the Bruins had a scare last Saturday when they traveled across the county to take on the Virginia Cavaliers. UCLA's incredible defensive effort stands out in their tight 28-20 win, but their defensive effort can’t overshadow how bad the Bruins offense looked. The Bruins' first three TDs, all in the second quarter, came on interception returns by Ishmael Adams and Eric Kendricks. They also added 5-yard fumble recovery by Randall Goforth. The Bruins were outgained by the Cavs 386-358 for the game. Heisman hopeful Brett Hundley must be better under center if he wants to be considered for the trophy and if UCLA wants to make the playoff. The Bruins host the Memphis Tigers this Saturday.