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UCLA Football: Recapping The Bruins Wild Win at Utah


Wow, when I say that, I think I’m speaking for everyone. As wild as that game was, the Bruins played very tough down the stretch to gut out a win at Rice-Eccles Stadium. Something that is very difficult to do.

UCLA got the ball first, and marched right downfield and scored, it looked like they were going to be in control for the majority of the game. However, Utah came back with a 50+ yard screen pass to Utah wideout, Dres Anderson. With the score 7-7, Utah scored to make it 14-7 just as time was winding down in the first. Early in the second period, UCLA was grinding downfield when all of a sudden, Noel Mazzone called for a beautiful trick play. Jordon James caught the snap, pitched it to Devin Fuller (former QB) who delivered a beautiful strike to none other than Brett Hundley to even up the score. Jumping ahead to the fourth quarter where things got very, very interesting. While leading 24-17, UCLA had the ball with their backs pinned against Utah’s endzone. Brett Hundley caught the snap, was immediately flooded by defenders and he threw-up a ball that was intercepted and ran back for a touchdown. After that, it seemed as if all the momentum was with the Utes. However, Brett Hundley got the Bruins in field goal range and Fairbairn drilled a beautiful 47 yard field goal to make it 27-24. UCLA would cause a turnover (an interception) and Brett Hundley capitalized. He took it 36 yards to the house to make it 34-24. Utah would then answer with a field goal to make it 34-27. They then attempted an onside kick, and they recovered on a very difficult judgement call, it seemed like Shaq Evans had control of the ball. Utah had a very short field to work with and a chance to send this puppy into overtime. Not so fast! Myles Jack intercepted Travis Wilson’s pass with one minute left.

Not a very pretty win, but a good road win in a very hostile environment. Go Bruins!