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FINAL: UCLA defeats Arizona 17-7

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Rebecca Marie Sasnett

Arizona head coach Rich Rod throws down his headphones after Arizona redshirt junior kicker Casey Skowron’s (41) field goal was blocked by UCLA during Arizona’s 17-7 loss against UCLA at The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. 

PASADENA, Calif. — After a touchdown to open the game, Arizona football did not score again as it lost 17-7 to UCLA at the Rose Bowl.


Our final recap and column are up: 

Column: Who are these Arizona Wildcats?

UCLA defeats Arizona 17-7 behind Hundley’s 320 all-purpose yards


The No. 14 Wildcats (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12 Conference) lost their second game of their last three. No. 25 UCLA (7-2, 4-2) stayed alive in the Pac-12 South title chase with the victory.

UA freshman quarterback Anu Solomon was 18-for-48 for 175 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Senior running back Terris Jones-Grigsby ran for 50 yards on 11 carries.

Sophomore linebacker Scooby Wright III recorded 4.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and 19 tackles.

Check back later tonight for a full recap of tonight’s action plus a column with analysis.

Game nuggets

The Bruins won the time of possession battle 38:09 to 21:51.

UCLA racked up 118 yards on 11 penalties.

This was the Bruins’ first win at home over a top-15 opponent since 2007.

UCLA has won three straight against Arizona.



Key plays

- UCLA LB Myles Jack called for two 15-yard personal fouls on the first Arizona drive.

- UA QB Anu Solomon did a 14-yard TD pass to UA WR Cayleb Jones with 12:29 left in first quarter.

- UCLA K Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a 37-yard field goal attempt with 3:53 left in the first quarter.

- UCLA QB Brett Hundley rushed for a 29-yard first down conversion as the first quarter waned.

- UA LB Cody Ippolito took down UCLA LB/RB Myles Jack for a four-yard loss after the Bruins drove down to the Arizona 2-yard line, preventing a TD.

- The Bruins kicked a 24-yard field goal on the next play with 12:17 left in the first half.

- UCLA RB Paul Perkins scored a touchdown on a five-yard run with 5:34 left in the third.

- UCLA R Jordan Payton scored a touchdown on a 70-yard pass with 4:44 left in the third.

- UA K Casey Skowron missed a 39-yard field goal attempt on the next drive.

- UA S Tra’Mayne Bondurant forced a fumble that was recovered by UA S Jamar Allah at the Arizona 35-yard line with 4:32 left in the game.

- UCLA blocked a UA 26-yard field goal attempt with about two minutes left in the game.

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