Keeping It Bruin: A Look Into UCLA Athletics
The game never got better for UCLA as second string QB Michael Eubank came in for ASU to score on a short run into the end zone. Kelly connected with wide receiver Jaelen Strong for 19 yards that ended the half and left ASU scoring 21 unanswered against the Bruins.
To keep the faith in staying bowl eligible, the Bruins came alive four minutes into the third quarter with Myles Jack scoring on a three-yard run that put a fire under his team. Freshman running back Paul Perkins added another seven on a short dash that put the Bruins down by 11 with a late field goal by the Sun Devils.
The Bruins were still hanging on in the fourth quarter as Shaquelle Evans scored on a 27-yard pass from QB Brett Hundley who connected with Evans for his second touchdown of the night. An undefeated streak at the Rose Bowl was not meant to be for the Bruins, as their final play in the fourth quarter on third and 30, where Hundley fumbled the ball in his hands and never got the play completed for the eventual upset.
Kelly carried the Sun Devils with 22 carries for 99 yards to set a match between themselves and Stanford in who will represent the Pac-12 in the Rose Bowl next year. UCLA went 8-3, but will have to clear their minds in what is their biggest game of the year against their rivals from USC next weekend.
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