Scores

Final

UCLA 7

(5-3, 4-1 Pac-12)

Washington St 27

(3-5, 1-4 Pac-12)

6:30 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Martin Stadium, Pullman, WA

1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 7 0 0 07
WSU 10 0 3 1427

Top Performers

Passing: A. Brink (WSU) - 271 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Tardy (WSU) - 37 CAR, 214 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Gibson (WSU) - 6 REC, 52 YDS, 1 TD

Washington St. 27, UCLA 7

Associated Press

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Dwight Tardy rushed for a career-best 214 yards and two touchdowns as Washington State upset UCLA 27-7 on Saturday, spoiling the Bruins' bid to stay atop the Pacific-10 standings.

Against the third-best rush defense in the conference, Tardy broke free for a 51-yard scoring run in the closing seconds to cap his first 100-yard game against a league opponent this season. The effort bettered his 145-yard performance against Oregon last year.

Washington State (3-5, 1-4) used a bye week after a humiliating 53-7 loss at Oregon on Oct. 13 to figure out how to defend against UCLA (5-3, 4-1), which suffered its first conference loss. The Cougars had 545 yards of total offense, limiting UCLA to 267.

Alex Brink was 28-of-46 for 271 yards, a touchdown and an interception.

WSU's defense badgered UCLA quarterback Patrick Cowan, who keyed the Bruins' victory over California last week. Cowan was sacked twice.

Cowan completed 17 of 36 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown.

The Bruins took the opening kickoff 62 yards on three plays, capped by Kahlil Bell's 50-yard scoring run just over a minute into the game. Bell picked his way through tacklers along the right sideline, then cut left to the middle to score untouched.

Bell, who gained 142 yards on 22 carries in the Bruins' upset of California last week, was injured early in the game, finishing with four carries for 67 yards. UCLA officials did not announce the nature of Bell's injury.

WSU answered on its first possession, marching 51 yards on 10 plays. Tardy scored from a yard out to tie it 7-7.

After WSU's Devin Giles recovered a fumble by Bell's replacement, Chris Markey, on the UCLA 25, Romeen Abdollmohammadi provided the go-ahead 41-yard field goal to make it 10-7.

Abdollmohammadi kicked a 24-yard field goal in the third quarter to put WSU up 13-7.

Brink hit Brandon Gibson with a 5-yard scoring pass to put the game away, 20-7, midway through the final quarter.

UCLA missed an opportunity to tie it late in the second quarter when Kai Forbath missed 43-yard field goal attempt.

Abdollmohammadi missed a 50-yard try just before the half. An 18-yard attempt at the end of the third quarter was blocked by the Bruins after the Cougars failed to score in three tries from the UCLA 1.

It was the Cougars' second consecutive defeat of the Bruins. WSU won 37-15 in the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins have been criticized for losses against lightly regarded teams this season and came into this one assuring fans they would be prepared.

It was the Cougars' first win against the Bruins in Pullman since a 31-13 victory in 2003.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCLA
WSU
1st Downs1431
Total Yards267545
Passing167271
Rushing100274
Penalties7-779-84
3rd Down Conversions5-168-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers11
Possession22:0038:00

Passing Leaders

UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cowan17/361674.600
Washington StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brink28/462715.911

Rushing Leaders

UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell46716.8150
Markey15412.709
Washington StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tardy372145.8251
McCall11514.6019

Receiving Leaders

UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Cowan45313.3021
Austin5459.0016
Washington StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Collins67111.8021
Bumpus66210.3021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCLAWSU
TD13:47Kahlil Bell 50 Yd Run (Kai Forbath Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 62 yds, 1:13
70
TD10:08Dwight Tardy 1 Yd Run (Romeen Abdollmohammadi Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 61 yds, 3:39
77
FG05:47Romeen Abdollmohammadi 41 Yd
Drive: 10 plays, 51 yds, 3:21
710
THIRD QUARTERUCLAWSU
FG05:46Romeen Abdollmohammadi 24 Yd
Drive: 13 plays, 63 yds, 4:06
713
FOURTH QUARTERUCLAWSU
TD07:31Brandon Gibson 5 Yd Pass From Alex Brink (Romeen Abdollmohammadi Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 51 yds, 2:18
720
TD00:42Dwight Tardy 51 Yd Run (Romeen Abdollmohammadi Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 85 yds, 2:13
727