The Bruins improved to 5-0 and 2-0 in the Pac-12 as UCLA beat California (1-5, 0-3 Pac-12) 37-10 at the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.
In front of a packed crowd of over 84,000, UCLA looked as bad as they have all season in every facet of the game, yet the Bruins still accumulated nearly 500 yards of offense while holding Cal to just 10 points and 320 total yards.
Although UCLA took an early 17-3 lead, Cal found a way to stymie the UCLA offense and found themselves within a touchdown. Unfortunately for the Golden Bears, the Bruins earned a touchdown at the end of the first half to go into the third quarter with a 24-10 lead.
UCLA would score just two more field goals and a single touchdown but shut out Cal in the second half for a final score of 37-10.
Despite the performance, the box score likely will keep voters interested in moving up the Bruins, especially after Stanford and Georgia — both top-10 teams — fell to Utah and Missouri, respectively. Where in the top 10 UCLA falls is unclear, but it allows the Bruins and the Cardinal to play in a potential top-10 match-up.
That tilt will take place next Saturday in Palo Alto, CA, as Stanford hosts UCLA for the first time since the Bruins’ heart-breaking loss in the Pac-12 Championship Game.