Oct 26, 2003
By KEN PETERS
AP Sports Writer
PASADENA, Calif. - Freshman Maurice Drew rushed for 176 yards and brought UCLA from behind with an 83-yard touchdown run Saturday night as the Bruins beat Arizona State 20-13.
UCLA (6-2, 4-0 Pac-10) won its fifth in a row and remained tied with Washington State for the conference lead.
The rest of the Bruins' points came on a pair of field goals by Justin Medlock, the last a 44-yarder in the fourth quarter to end the scoring.
The Sun Devils (4-4, 1-3) played most of the last three quarters without quarterback Andrew Walter, who apparently hurt his right ankle early in the second quarter.
Freshman Sam Keller, who had thrown only 12 passes previously - with six completions and an interception - for the Sun Devils, came on for their second series of the second quarter.
Keller was constantly pressured by the UCLA defense and finished 11-of-21 for 79 yards.
Loren Wade gained 113 yards on 19 carries for the Sun Devils, including a 61-yard run for their only touchdown.
Moore went 14-of-28 for 190 yards, with the one touchdown and two interceptions, both when he was hit as he threw.
Drew, who carried 18 times, scored in the third quarter when he broke off left tackle, darted to the outside and outran safety Riccardo Stewart to the end zone.
The 83-yard run by the 5-foot-8, 200-pound Drew was the longest by a true freshman in UCLA history.
Medlock kicked his 44-yarder with 8:09 remaining to give the Bruins a seven-point lead.
Jesse Ainsworth's second field goal, a 33-yarder 29 seconds before halftime, had put the Sun Devils up 13-10.
Wade had drawn ASU even with his long scoring run earlier in the second quarter, the Sun Devils' third play with Keller at quarterback.
With the UCLA defense stacked to stop the run on third-and-1 at the ASU 39, Wade burst through the line and into the open, with no defenders anywhere near him as he sprinted down the field.
UCLA went in front 10-3 late in the first quarter on Moore's pass to Bragg, who made a spectacular leaping catch in front of ASU cornerback R.J. Oliver in the left corner of the end zone.
Medlock put the Bruins on the board first with a 41-yard field goal after Bragg turned a short pass into a 52-yard gain on UCLA's first offensive play of the game.
Ainsworth made a 27-yarder later in the first quarter.
After playing the first series of the second quarter, Walter had his right ankle heavily taped and appeared to be limping slightly as he tried to loosen up along the sidelines.
Moore moved back in front of Drew Olson on the Bruins' depth chart this week. Olson went 5-1 in his starts.
UCLA and Arizona State weren't scheduled last year. The Bruins beat the Sun Devils 52-42 in a 2001 shootout at the Rose Bowl.