The UCLA Bruins hosted the Colorado Buffaloes on Saturday evening, hoping to improve on their Pac-12 record and give the Rose Bowl crowd a happy final memory as they played their last home game of the 2011 season. They accomplished both task with apparent ease en route to picking up a 45-6 victory.
The Bruins improve to 6-5 overall and 5-3 in Pac-12 play, while Colorado drops to 2-10 overall, and a miserable 1-7 in the conference. UCLA jumped out to a huge early lead, scoring 21 unanswered points in the first quarter. As it turns out, the Bruins would never end up needing more than their first touchdown and extra point.
The UCLA defense completely dominated Colorado, specifically their quarterback Tyler Hansen, who threw three interceptions and finished with 127 total yards.The only time Colorado would find the end zone was on a second quarter touchdown pass by Prince, after which Will Oliver missed the PAT.
By contrast, UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince finished 15-for-19 with four touchdowns and no interceptions, while passing for 225 yards. Two of his touchdown passes were to Joseph Fauria; one in the first quarter and one in the fourth. Johnathan Franklin led all rushers with 162 yards on 15 carries with a touchdown.
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