Nov. 26, 2010
TEMPE, Ariz. - Quarterback Richard Brehaut threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns as UCLA lost at Arizona State, 55-34, on Friday afternoon.
Arizona State backup quarterback Brock Osweiler threw for 380 yards and hit Aaron Pflugrad on two of his four touchdown passes. The host Sun Devils were able to keep alive their bowl hopes with the Pac-10 victory.
Arizona State (5-6, 3-5 Pac-10) lost starting quarterback Steven Threet to a head injury early, and UCLA (4-7, 2-6) jumped ahead 17-0 late in the first quarter.
Brehaut took the ball 12 yards and into the end zone with 12:06 to play in the first quarter, putting UCLA ahead 7-0. After Bruins' kicker Kai Forbath connected on a 40-yard field goal with 5:40 left, UCLA added its second touchdown on a 46-yard pass from Brehaut to Randall Carroll. Brehaut's second touchdown pass came wtih 2:33 to play in the opening quarter.
The Sun Devils trimmed their deficit to 17-7 with 1:16 remaining on a 5-yard pass from Osweiler to Pflugrad. Just 78 seconds into the second quarter, Osweiler connected with a 32-yard touchdown strike to Mike Willie.
Arizona State claimed a 21-17 lead with 1:11 left before halftime and never trailed the rest of the way.
UCLA kept the game within one touchdown until midway through the third quarter. Forbath nailed his second field goal of the afternoon, a 37-yard kick, as time expired in the first half. Both teams entered the locker room at the intermission with ASU ahead, 21-20.
The Sun Devils outscored UCLA, 17-7, in each of the final two quarters.
Johnathan Franklin rushed for 73 yards to become the first Bruin to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season (1,018) since Chris Markey in 2006, and Taylor Embree and Nelson Rosario both made nine receptions - career highs for both players.
Forbath's field goal at the end of the first half was his 85th as a Bruin, tying John Lee's UCLA career record. Forbtah stands two field goals shy of the NCAA mark of 87, set by Georgia's Billie Bennett.
The Bruins play their final game of the season next Saturday (Dec. 4) when they host USC at the Rose Bowl. Kick off is scheduled for 7:30 pm. Ticket are still available by calling 310/UCLA-WIN or by clicking the ticket tab at the top of the page. And remember to wear your BRUIN BLUE!