Scores

Final

UCLA 27

(5-4, 4-2 Pac-12)

Arizona 34

(4-6, 3-4 Pac-12)

Coverage: ABC

3:30 PM ET, November 3, 2007

Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ

1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 14 0 3 1027
ARIZ 13 14 7 034

Top Performers

Passing: W. Tuitama (ARIZ) - 341 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: N. Grigsby (ARIZ) - 20 CAR, 124 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Gronkowski (ARIZ) - 6 REC, 94 YDS, 1 TD

Arizona 34, UCLA 27

Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Willie Tuitama threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns and Arizona held off a UCLA rally Saturday to hand the injury-plagued Bruins their second Pac-10 loss in a row, 34-27.

Tuitama had scoring passes of 55, 8 and 27 yards. The junior completed 21-of-36 passes and was not intercepted. Nicolas Grigsby rushed for 124 yards, including a 60-yarder for an Arizona touchdown.

With UCLA down 34-14, sophomore Osaar Rasshan, the fourth quarterback used by the Bruins this year, led a rally that fell a touchdown short.

Kai Forbath's 51-yard field goal cut it to 34-27 with 5:04 to play, and the Bruins (5-4, 4-2), got the ball again with three minutes to go. Rasshan threw three errant passes in four downs, though, and the Wildcats (4-6, 3-4) had their second league win in a row.

Matt Slater returned a kickoff 100 yards for an early touchdown, but the Bruins had little else go their way in the first half of their second consecutive loss to a team in the lower reaches of the Pac-10. Last week, UCLA was beaten at Washington State 27-7.

Tuitama, meanwhile, took up where he left off in his school record 510-yard passing performance a week ago in Arizona's come-from-behind 48-41 win at Washington.

He found wide-open receivers most of the day, none more so than freshman tight end Rob Gronkowski, who had no one within at least 20 yards of him on a 27-yard touchdown pass that gave Arizona a 34-14 lead with 12:20 left in the third quarter.

Quarterback Pat Cowan, again starting despite a torn ligament in his right knee, was ineffective, then went down with a concussion early in the third quarter. Rasshan had been moved to wide receiver before being sent back to his old position because of the injury situation.

He led UCLA to two field goals and one touchdown.

The Wildcats amassed 345 yards while building a 27-14 halftime lead. In the second quarter, Tuitama was 6-for-9 for 170 yards and two touchdowns. The Bruins, meanwhile, managed 27 yards in the quarter.

The second quarter was a big-play display for Tuitama, who threw for 101 yards in two passes on one drive. From his own 4, Tuitama lofted a 46-yarder to Mike Thomas. After a five-yard loss on one of Bruce Davis' three sacks, Tuitama hit Chris Jennings in stride down the sidelines for a 55-yard touchdown.

Arizona's next scoring drive went 66 yards in four plays, beginning with a 44-yard pass from Tuitama to Delashaun Dean. The Wildcats capped the drive with an 8-yard TD pass to Terrell Turner and went up 27-14 with 6:11 left in the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCLA
ARIZ
1st Downs1421
Total Yards288469
Passing143341
Rushing145128
Penalties8-725-40
3rd Down Conversions10-203-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers00
Possession31:3128:29

Passing Leaders

UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rasshan3/10787.800
ArizonaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Tuitama21/363419.530

Rushing Leaders

UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Moline15624.1135
Rasshan8577.1020
ArizonaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Grigsby201246.2160
Tuitama970.8011

Receiving Leaders

UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson47418.5042
Cowan23517.5126
ArizonaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gronkowski69415.7127
Thomas49223.0046

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCLAARIZ
FG12:21Jason Bondzio 39 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 54 yds, 2:39
03
TD12:07Matt Slater 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Kai Forbath Kick) 73
TD10:27Nicholas Grigsby 60 Yd Run (Jason Bondzio Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 68 yds, 1:40
710
TD06:31Joe Cowan 9 Yd Pass From Patrick Cowan (Kai Forbath Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 66 yds, 3:56
1410
FG00:48Jason Bondzio 48 Yd
Drive: 6 plays, 14 yds, 2:49
1413
SECOND QUARTERUCLAARIZ
TD11:20Chris Jennings 55 Yd Pass From Willie Tuitama (Jason Bondzio Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 96 yds, 1:00
1420
TD06:11Terrell Turner 8 Yd Pass From Willie Tuitama (Jason Bondzio Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 62 yds, 1:19
1427
THIRD QUARTERUCLAARIZ
TD12:20Rob Gronkowski 27 Yd Pass From Willie Tuitama (Jason Bondzio Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 72 yds, 2:01
1434
FG06:41Kai Forbath 35 Yd
Drive: 12 plays, 43 yds, 5:39
1734
FOURTH QUARTERUCLAARIZ
TD11:43Chane Moline 1 Yd Run (Kai Forbath Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 58 yds, 3:26
2434
FG05:04Kai Forbath 51 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 63 yds, 4:48
2734