UCLA Bruins News
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.