Scores

Final

UCLA 34

(4-7, 2-6 Pac-12)

Arizona State 55

(5-6, 3-5 Pac-12)

3:30 PM ET, November 26, 2010

Sun Devil Stadium, TEMPE, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 17 3 7 734
ASU 7 14 17 1755

Top Performers

Passing: B. Osweiler (ASU) - 380 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Marshall (ASU) - 17 CAR, 147 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Embree (UCLA) - 9 REC, 105 YDS

Brock Osweiler throws for 380 yards and 4 TDs to lead Arizona St. past UCLA

Associated Press

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Backup Brock Osweiler threw for 380 yards and hit Aaron Pflugrad on two of his four touchdown passes, helping Arizona State keep its slim bowl hopes alive with a 55-34 victory over UCLA on Friday.

Arizona State (5-6, 3-5 Pac-10) lost starting quarterback Steven Threet to a head injury early and trailed 17-0 late in the first quarter. Osweiler rallied the Sun Devils with three TD passes in the first half, and Arizona State pulled away in the second on a 71-yard touchdown run by Cameron Marshall and Jamal Miles' 99-yard kickoff return.

Marshall ran for 147 yards and Arizona State had big goal-line stand in the third quarter.

UCLA (4-7, 2-6) rolled up 148 yards in the first quarter, but saw its bowl hopes fizzle as the Sun Devils piled up most of its 595 total yards after the game's first 12 minutes.

Bruins quarterback Richard Brehaut, back from last week's concussion, threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score.

This was essentially a playoff game between two losing teams; both needed to win their final two games to become bowl eligible.

Well, UCLA did.

Arizona State needed to beat UCLA, must beat Arizona in next week's rivalry game, then get some help.

Because the Sun Devils have two wins over FCS schools, they needed to reach seven wins -- already off the table -- or get to six, hope not enough teams are bowl eligible and get a waiver from the NCAA.

Early on, it looked like they had no chance.

UCLA raced 79 yards on its first drive, capped by Brehaut's 12-yard TD scamper on an option right. Dalton Hilliard's blocked punt set up a 40-yard field goal by Kai Forbath, and Brehaut made it 17-0 with a 46-yard touchdown pass to Randall Carroll.

The few fans who showed up booed, but Arizona State finally snapped to life behind Osweiler.

The junior, who got some first-team reps in practice the past two weeks, came in when Threet wobbled off with a head injury on a sack by Sean Westgate on the Sun Devils' ninth play.

Osweiler got Arizona State's stagnant offense going quickly, hitting Pflugrad on a 5-yard toe-tapper TD in the corner of the end zone late in the first quarter. Mike Willie then turned a slant into a 32-yard touchdown by breaking two initial tackles, and Osweiler connected on his third TD pass of the half -- he had two in his career before Friday -- on another sideline route, this one a 7-yard hookup with Gerell Robinson that put the Sun Devils up 21-17.

Forbath tied John Lee's school record with his 85th career field goal, a second-chance 37-yarder at the halftime horn after Arizona State was called for a penalty on his missed 52-yard attempt.

That was it for the Bruins, though.

Thomas Weber hit a field goal after Osweiler hit T. J. Simpson on a 76-yard pass to open the second half, and Marshall made it 31-20 on his TD run, two plays after Arizona State stuffed Johnathan Franklin on fouth-and-goal at the 1.

UCLA tried to fight back, marching for a 21-yard TD pass from Brehaut to Nelson Rosario, but Miles took the ensuing kickoff in for a touchdown to put the Sun Devils up 38-27.

Osweiler sealed it early in the fourth quarter, hitting Pflugrad on a 15-yard touchdown in the back of the end zone and added a late, 15-yard touchdown run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCLA
ASU
1st Downs3023
Total Yards442595
Passing321384
Rushing121211
Penalties6-3612-114
3rd Down Conversions8-198-16
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers11
Possession32:2427:36

Passing Leaders

UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brehaut33/563215.731
Arizona StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Osweiler27/3638010.640

Rushing Leaders

UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin14735.2055
Brehaut8182.3112
Arizona StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall171478.6171
Osweiler6355.8115

Receiving Leaders

UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Embree910511.7015
Rosario9657.2121
Arizona StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis610517.5070
Simpson17878.0078

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCLAASU
TD12:06Richard Brehaut 12 Yd Run (Kai Forbath Kick) 70
FG05:26Kai Forbath 40 Yd 100
TD02:33Randall Carroll 46 Yd Pass From Richard Brehaut (Kai Forbath Kick) 170
TD01:16Aaron Pflugrad 5 Yd Pass From Brock Osweiler (Thomas Weber Kick) 177
SECOND QUARTERUCLAASU
TD13:38Mike Willie 32 Yd Pass From Brock Osweiler (Thomas Weber Kick) 1714
TD01:11Gerell Robinson 7 Yd Pass From Brock Osweiler (Thomas Weber Kick) 1721
FG00:00Kai Forbath 37 Yd 2021
THIRD QUARTERUCLAASU
FG12:51Thomas Weber 21 Yd 2024
TD06:25Cameron Marshall 71 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 2031
TD01:25Nelson Rosario 21 Yd Pass From Richard Brehaut (Kai Forbath Kick) 2731
TD01:11Jamal Miles 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Thomas Weber Kick) 2738
FOURTH QUARTERUCLAASU
TD13:33Aaron Pflugrad 15 Yd Pass From Brock Osweiler (Thomas Weber Kick) 2745
FG10:59Thomas Weber 37 Yd 2748
TD03:47Brock Osweiler 15 Yd Run (Thomas Weber Kick) 2755
TD02:55Joseph Fauria 4 Yd Pass From Richard Brehaut (Kai Forbath Kick) 3455