UCLA scored its first touchdown with 12:27 remaining in the first quarter. The Bruins scored their ninth touchdown of the game with 5:47 left in the fourth. The No. 22 Arizona Wildcats could not contain the Bruins' offense, nor could they get past UCLA's defense. Needless to say, it was a very, very, very long night for Arizona, who lost 66-10 to UCLA.
By the time Arizona put its first three points on the board, UCLA had already scored four touchdowns. 'Zona's field goal came 6:47 before halftime. The Bruins would make the most of those final six minutes by scoring two more touchdowns. The Wildcats went into the locker room down 42-3.
Whatever Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez said to his team at halftime didn't work. Midway through the third quarter, UCLA changed it up and scored a field goal instead of a TD, extending their lead to 45-3. Minutes later, Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey proved the Wildcats can actually score touchdowns, too, with a 2-yard rush into the endzone.
That would be it for Arizona's offense. The Bruins ran up the score. UCLA scored one more touchdown in the third and two more in the fourth. The game mercifully ended for Arizona five minutes after UCLA's final touchdown with a score of 66-10.
Note: Scary moment in the fourth quarter. Without being hit, Arizona linebacker Hank Hobson collapsed on the field. Hobson was transferred to a back board before being taken out of the Rose Bowl in an ambulance. Per Wildcats' beat writer Ryan Finley's Twitter account, Hobson is being evaluated at the hospital and does have movement in his arms and legs and is able to speak with his parents.
Box Score Hero: UCLA's first touchdown of the game was scored by senior running back, Johnathan Franklin. It wasn't just any touchdown for Franklin. His 37-yard dash into the end zone made him the all-time leading rusher in UCLA history. Gaston Green's 3,731-yard record had been in place since 1987. Franklin finished Saturday's game with 24 carries for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
Rankings Ramifications: Arizona and its No. 22 ranking are kissing each other good-bye. The pummeling by UCLA, will likely drop 'Zona out of the Top 25.
But Did They Cover? UCLA came in favored by three points. Definitely not enough for 'Zona.
Next Week's Schedule: The Bruins head up north to face Washington State. Arizona returns home to face Colorado.