PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 29: Kevin Prince #4 of the UCLA Bruins runs for yardage in front of Chris McCain #40 and Aaron Tipoti #50 of the California Golden Bears during the first quarter at Rose Bowl on October 29, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

UCLA Vs. Cal: Bruins Upstage The Golden Bears

UCLA ran for 295 yards in their win over Cal.

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UCLA Vs. Cal: Bruins Show Up Golden Bears

Cal scored every off quarter, and UCLA every even, but the Bruins held the turnover edge and converted those chances into points in a solid 31-14 win. After the loss to Arizona, Rick Neuheisel appeared to be a lame duck coach; but the hot seat may have moved a few hundred miles north. Kevin Prince was the star of the game, but the quarterback got it done with his legs and not his arm. 

UCLA had a +3 in the turnover margin. Moreover, Cal’s Zach Maynard threw four interceptions in a game where he never settled down. Kevin Prince threw for just 92 yards, but he took over the game with his legs; rushing for 163 yards.

It came in bunches for UCLA, scoring 17 in the second quarter and 14 in the fourth. After halftime, Cal was able to pull within three after their opening drive stalled but Jordan James muffed the punt.

In the fourth quarter, the UCLA Bruins got two interceptions to go up big. First Tevin McDonald intercepted Maynard on the Cal thirty, leading to a twenty yard Derrick Coleman touchdown run. Then McDonald struck again, intercepting Maynard on the UCLA 16. Cal’s chances were already slim at this point, but when UCLA took the ball and marched 83 yards down the field they were non-existant. Zach Maynard wasn’t done though, and threw one more interception to Aaron Hester at the UCLA 37.

UCLA out-rushed the Golden Bears by more than 150 yards, but were out-passed by 100 yards. Not only did the UCLA defense force five turnovers, but Cal had a terrible 2-12 3rd down conversion rate.

UCLA certainly put the Arizona game behind them, and now go on to face Arizona St. with playing in a bowl now a realistic possibility. Jerry Rice Jr. had two catches on the day for 17 yards.

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UCLA Vs. Cal: Bruins Dominate Second Quarter, Lead At Half

In the battle between the California Golden Bears and their Southern Branch, the UCLA Bruins have the upper hand after a big second quarter. The Bruins passing game has suffered with those suspensions depleting the depth chart, but Kevin Prince has used his legs to get the offense going. With three scores on three turnovers, this game has been defined more by incompetence than great play.

Cal was the first to score, after getting the ball on the UCLA 30. Kevin Prince had broken out for a 21 yard rush, but coughed it up when hit by Steve Williams, right into the arms of Dan Camporeale. It took two and half minutes for Cal’s Isi Sofele to punch in a one yard touchdown run to put Cal up 7-0.

UCLA tied it up with the game’s longest drive (four minutes), which included a 32 yard Kevin Prince rush and a 19 yard completion to Nelson Rosario; the longest run and pass plays of the game. Jonathan Franklin completed the drive with an eleven yard touchdown run.

UCLA then went ahead with a field goal after a Cal’s Zach Maynard threw an interception, and a touchdown after Isi Sofele fumbled the ball on the first play of a new Cal drive. Those two scoring drives for UCLA came in just over a minute. On the touchdown drive, Derrick Coleman ran it on fourth and two to extend the drive, then ran it in for the touchdown the next play.

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UCLA vs. Arizona Brawl: Six Bruins Suspended For Actions On Thursday Night

With just seconds remaining before halftime, the UCLA Bruins escalated a bad night into a horrible one by foolishly partaking in a benches clearing brawl with the Arizona Wildcats. After reviewing hours of video, the Pac-12 has suspended six Bruins and four Wildcats. Here are the players involved and the time each one will miss, according to an official release from the conference:

UCLA
Senior wide receiver Taylor Embree - One-game suspension
Sophomore guard Alberto Cid - Half-game suspension
Sophomore wide receiver Randall Carroll - One-game suspension
Sophomore wide receiver Shaq Evans - One-game suspension
Sophomore wide receiver Ricky Marvray - One-game suspension
Sophomore defensive tackle Cassius Marsh - Two-game suspension (consecutive games)

Arizona
Sophomore cornerback Shaq Richardson - One-game suspension
Senior cornerback Lyle Brown - Half-game suspension
Junior strong safety Mark Watley - Half-game suspension
Freshman nickelback Jourdon Grandon - One-game suspension

"The Conference is extremely disappointed in the actions of the student-athletes involved in this incident. It is unacceptable behavior and violated Conference rules, as well as NCAA fighting rules. I have taken these actions today because it is imperative that we hold our student-athletes and coaches to the highest standards of sportsmanship," said Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott.

For more on UCLA, head on over to Bruins Nation.

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