AP RECAP: Myles Gaskin rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns, Jake Browning passed for 265 yards and No. 10 Washington beat UCLA 31-24 on Saturday.
The Huskies led 24-7 at halftime but saw the Bruins climb back within a touchdown twice in the fourth quarter. Washington took a 31-17 lead with a 12-play, 81-yard drive that took 6:45 off the clock and ended with Gaskin’s 1-yard TD on a direct snap with 3:42 remaining.
Joshua Kelley scored on a 2-yard run with 1:38 left, and the Bruins attempted an onside kick, but Washington recovered and ran out the clock.
“When the game was on the line we made the plays when we needed,” Washington coach Chris Petersen said. “UCLA did a nice job of shortening the game as they got back into it.”
Browning completed 18 of 26 passes with one TD and one interception. The senior also ran for a score as Washington (5-1, 3-0 Pac-12) got its first win at the Rose Bowl over UCLA since 1995.
“It feels pretty good to get the win down here. There’s always stuff we need to work on, but now we’re moving on,” Browning said.
Aaron Fuller had five receptions for 100 yards, including a 25-yard TD catch in the first quarter that opened the scoring.
UCLA freshman Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 27 of 38 for 272 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Kelley finished with 116 yards on 27 carries, becoming the first Bruins running back to have two straight 100-yard games since Paul Perkins in 2015.
The Bruins, who are in their first year under coach Chip Kelly, fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1943. They are 0-2 in the Pac-12.
Chip Kelly and the UCLA Bruins are still in search of their first win of the season as the No. 10 Washington Huskies roll into the Rose Bowl Saturday afternoon.
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What: No. 10 Washington Huskies (4-1, 2-0) at UCLA Bruins (0-4, 0-1)
When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4:30 p.m. PT
Where: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Line: UW -21.0
Series history: UCLA leads the all-time series 39-32-2 against UW, though the Huskies won last year’s meeting 44-23 in Seattle.