Bruins Fall To Baylor In Holiday Bowl, 49-26
Dec. 28, 2012
SAN DIEGO (AP and UCLA Athletics) - UCLA dropped a 49-26 decision to Baylor in the Bridgepoint Holiday Bowl played on Thursday night in San Diego. Quarterback Brett Hundley established a new school single-season mark for passing yardage during the contest as he threw for 329 yards and three scores. The Bruins finished with a 9-5 record while Baylor, the nation's leader in total offense, improved to 8-5.
Hundley (3,740 passing yards) moved past Cade McNown's 1998 single-season passing yardage mark of 3,470 on a 22-yard scoring pass to Joseph Fauria on UCLA's fist score of the game which came after BU had opened up a 21-0 lead. It was Fauria's 12th scoring reception of the season, a total which ranks second on the school single-season list behind J.J. Stokes' total of 17 set in the 1993 season, and his 20th career scoring catch which ties him for third on that school list.
Wideout Shaq Evans caught seven passes for 82 yards, including a 24-yard scoring grab. He finished the season with 60 catches, a total which ranks eighth on the all-time school single-season list. Evans also added a season-long 43-yard punt return and finished with 132 all-purpose yards in the game.
Linebacker Eric Kendricks led the Bruin defense with 14 tackles. Jordan Zumwalt added 10 stops and Anthony Barr recored nine tackles. Kendricks finished the season with a total of 151 tackles, good for third on the all-time school single-season list and the most by a Bruin player since Jerry Robinson registered 161 in 1978.
The Bruins set a new school record for points scored in a season (482) on Hundley's 34-yard scoring pass to Logan Sweet late in the fourth quarter. The old mark was 477 points scored in the 1997 season.
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