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Coleman Carries UCLA Past San Jose St. 27-17

Sept. 10, 2011

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Derrick Coleman rushed for 135 yards -- all in the second half -- and UCLA beat San Jose State 27-17 Saturday night.

Coleman, who carried 14 times, put the game out of reach by scoring on a 24-yard run with 3:35 remaining to cap a five-play, 79-yard drive -- all on the ground.

Johnathan Franklin gained 81 yards on 16 carries and Richard Brehaut completed 12 of 23 passes for 145 yards and one touchdown for the Bruins.

UCLA now has a 33-2-1 record against Cal State schools and has won 21 of its last 25 non-conference home games. San Jose State has lost 17 straight road games dating back to 2008.

The Bruins rolled up 417 yards of total offense while the Spartans, gained 202 on the ground and 115 through the air.

San Jose State tied the game at 17-all with 4:30 left in the third quarter on a career-long 65-yard run by Rutley, and the Spartans had a chance to take the lead after Tiuke Tuipulotu recovered Franklin's fumble at the UCLA 34 -- the first of four turnovers in a span of 6½ minutes.

San Jose State moved to the Bruins' 17 before freshman Blake Jurich's pass over the middle was picked off by Sean Westgate.

The Bruins then moved to the Spartans' 24 before Taylor Embree fumbled after catching a pass and Vince Buhagiar recovered at the 19. But Sheldon Price picked off a pass by Stewart at the San Jose State 37 three plays later, putting the Bruins in position for a 20-yard field goal by freshman Kip Smith with 7:31 remaining that put UCLA ahead for good.

Aided by two 15-yard penalties, the Bruins moved 69 yards on their second possession for a 7-0 lead, scoring on a 1-yard run by Franklin.The Spartans responded with a 16-play, 88-yard drive to tie the game.

After an exchange of punts, Brehaut's 43-yard pass to Nelson Rosario triggered a 75-yard drive that gave the Bruins a 14-7 lead. The TD came on Brehaut's 14-yard pass to Joseph Fauria on a third-and-11 play with 5:22 left before halftime.

San Jose State got a 25-yard field goal from Harrison Waid early in the third quarter to move within four points, but Smith's 38-yarder a little over three minutes later extended UCLA's lead to 17-10.

UCLA entertains No. 24 Texas (2-0) next Saturday.

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