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Holiday Bowl, UCLA vs. Baylor score: Bruins down, 14-0, after 1st quarter

The UCLA offense got off to a slow start against Baylor.

Scott Halleran

UCLA got off to a rough start in the Holiday Bowl and the Bruins trail the Baylor Bears, 14-0, after the end of the first quarter.

The Bruins struggled both offensively and defensively in the first quarter. After forcing a Baylor punt on the Bears' first possession, the UCLA defense was unable to slow Baylor on its next two possessions. The Bears racked up 140 total yards in the first quarter while executing two touchdown drives. Baylor quarterback Nick Florence completed all four passes in the quarter for 87 yards and a touchdown. Baylor's leading receiver, Terrance Williams, has already given the Bruins problems as he had 68 receiving yards in the first quarter.

While the Baylor offense has gone up and down the field, UCLA has struggled to get anything going. The Bruins punted on their first three possessions and finished the first quarter with just 25 total yards. Brett Hundley was 2 for 4 in the first quarter for 15 yards. Johnathan Franklin was able to find some success, running for 22 yards on five carries, but it's far from enough for the Bruins.

The Bruins were 0-3 on third-down conversions in the first quarter.