Saturday, September 29, 2012
Hundley, Bruins crush Colorado, 42-14
By Kevin Gemmell
There would be no second-half comeback this week for the Colorado Buffaloes. Brett Hundley and the UCLA Bruins saw to that.
Hundley accounted for four UCLA touchdowns, completing 24 of 37 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns in leading the Bruins (4-1, 1-1) to a 42-14 win over Colorado (1-4, 1-1). Hundley also rushed for a pair of scores.
Both of Hundley’s rushing touchdowns came in the first half, helping the Bruins take a 21-7 lead at halftime before they broke the game open in the fourth quarter. After Hundley hit Joseph Fauria with an 8-yard strike late in the third to increase their lead to 28-7, the Bruins added on two more scores in the fourth quarter.
The Buffs, who shocked Washington State last week with a fourth-quarter comeback, were plagued by mistakes on both sides of the ball and managed just 83 rushing yards on 30 attempts.
Quarterback Jordan Webb was 21 of 32 for 176 yards with a touchdown and an interception -- the 17-yard scoring strike coming midway through the second quarter to Dustin Ebner.
For the Bruins, it was a bounce-back victory after dropping a close home game last week to Oregon State. The Bruins sacked Webb three times and limited the Buffs to just 2 of 15 on third downs.
After a disappointing performance against the Beavers last week, UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin returned to form, carrying 15 times for 111 yards (7.4 per). He also caught three balls for 78 yards.
Franklin, however, still hasn't had a rushing touchdowns since his three-score performance in Week 1 at Rice.