- Peter Yoon, ESPNLosAngeles.com
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UCLA went live for the first time in fall camp Saturday, holding a mini scrimmage of about 30 plays to end the afternoon session of the double practice day.
Quarterback Kevin Prince ran the first-team offense and looked sharp in the run game, getting off a couple of nice gains out of the Pistol but struggled a bit with the pass game. He completed two of four passes for -1 yards and had one pass intercepted. Tight end Cory Harkey dropped a well-thrown ball, however, that would have gone for at least a 10-yard gain.
Prince rushed four times for 15 yards, but the first-team offense offense did not score in its two drives. The second ended when Prince set up a screen pass, but linebacker Sean Westgate tipped it and defensive end Datone Jones caught it and ran it back for a touchdown.
He also completed a 30-yard pass to Nelson Rosario, but referees ruled that he had been sacked before he got the throw off (quarterbacks can't be tackled in scrimmages so sacks are judgement calls).
"Kevin wasn't as sharp this afternoon," coach Rick Neuheisel said. "It was a little bit off for him in terms of what we've come to expect."
Richard Brehaut, running the second team, was a little better with the pass game, completing three of four passes for 12 yards and a three-yard touchdown to Joe Fauria. It was the only drive the second-team offense ran.
Malcolm Jones also looked good with the second-team as he gained 15 yards in three carries, including a bruising 10-yard run.
"Richard Breahut was outstanding," Neuheisel said. "He had a great day. He was just sharp. He knew what he was doing."
The unofficial stats:
Prince: 2-4, -1 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT
Brehaut: 3-4, 12 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Darius Bell: 3-3, 29 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Maxwell Schuh: 0-1, 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INT
Prince: 4 carries, 15 yards
Malcolm Jones: 3-15
Jordon James :1-7
Josh Smith: 1-4
Johnathan Franklin: 1-8
Steven Manfro: 4-(-1)
Darius Bell: 2-4
Roosevelt Davis: 2-11
Shaquelle Evans: 2 catches, 9 yards
Joe Fauria: 1-3, 1 TD
Derrick Coleman: 1-7
Jordon James 1-(-8)
Jerry Rice, Jr.: 2-13
Jackson Reeder: 1-16
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