A strong and opportunistic defense by the UCLA Bruins have led to a very strong first half, as they lead the No. 7 Texas Longhorns 13-3 at halftime. The Bruins actually have more points (13) than passing yards (six) in the first 30 minutes.
UCLA had trouble moving the ball at first, and had negative six yards in the first quarter. However, they almost took the lead, but Kai Forbath missed a 49-yard field goal, a rare miss for the All-American kicker.
However, thanks to four Texas turnovers and a solid running game, the Bruins tacked on 13 points in the second quarter, including two field goals by Forbath. In his career, he is 43-for-45 on field goals inside of 50 yards.
It looked like UCLA would add to their lead when Akeem Ayers intercepted Gale Gilbert with 2:32 left in the half, giving UCLA the ball on the Texas 42 yard line. The Bruins moved the ball into field goal range, but quarterback Kevin Prince was sacked and fumbled, ending the threat.