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               === Hundley carries UCLA over Washington State ===
 
 Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Brett Hundley tossed a trio of touchdown passes
 on  Saturday, as No.  17 UCLA downed Washington State, 44-36, in a Pac-12 tilt
 at Martin Stadium.
 
 Hundley  completed  18-of-21  passes  for  261  yards  with  an  interception.
 Johnathan  Franklin rushed for 66 yards on 19 carries and added 45 yards and a
 score  on four catches for the Bruins (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12), who control their own
 destiny  in the South  Division of the Pac-12 heading into a showdown with USC
 next Saturday.
 
 The  Trojans,  who disposed  of Arizona  State earlier  on Saturday, trail the
 Bruins by one-half game in the conference.
 
 Connor  Halliday finished  26-of-43 for  330  yards, five  touchdowns and  one
 interception  for  the Cougars  (2-7,  0-6),  who  were playing  without  star
 receiver Marquess Wilson. He left the team following his suspension earlier in
 the week.
 
 Dominique  Williams hauled in  seven passes for 108 yards and a pair of scores
 in place of Wilson, but the Cougars lost their seventh straight game.
 
 Washington  State  moved  deep  into  UCLA territory  on  the  game's  opening
 possession,  but  Andrew Furney's  39-yard field goal  attempt was blocked and
 Sheldon  Price scooped  up the loose ball  and scampered 68 yards into the end
 zone for a 7-0 UCLA lead.
 
 After  a  UCLA fumble gave  possession back to the  Cougars late in the first,
 Washington  State  converted a 4th-and-4 from  the UCLA 38 before Halliday hit
 Williams  in the back  of the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown pass to knot the
 game with less than a minute left.
 
 UCLA  turned the ball over on downs on its next touch, as Franklin was stuffed
 on 4th-and-1 from the Washington State 10, but the Bruins scored touchdowns on
 their next three possessions to take control.
 
 UCLA  forced  Washington  State  to  punt on  the  ensuing  possession  before
 Hundley led his squad 70 yards in just five plays, culminating in a 16-yard TD
 strike  to Franklin,  who stretched  the ball  just across  the goal  line and
 inside of the pylon to give UCLA a 14-7 edge.
 
 The  Cougars fumbled  the ensuing kickoff and the visitors quickly capitalized
 as  Hundley  found Joseph Fauria four  plays later for a 9-yard touchdown pass
 and a 21-7 lead.
 
 Anthony  Barr sacked  Halliday in  the  end zone  on  the second  play of  the
 Cougars' ensuing possession to press the margin to 23-7.
 
 Kenneth  Walker  then returned  the free  kick 40  yards into Washington State
 territory  and  two plays  later,  Hundley  hit  Devin  Fuller for  a  10-yard
 touchdown toss to extend the lead to 30-7 with 6:40 left until halftime.
 
 The Bruins then made it a 37-7 contest late in the first half, as Halliday was
 sacked  by Cassius Marsh, who knocked the ball loose. Eric Kendricks picked up
 the  fumble and  carried it 40 yards to  the end zone for a 30-point UCLA lead
 heading into the break.
 
 UCLA punted on the opening drive of the second half before the Cougars went 91
 yards in 10 plays to pull within 37-14, as Halliday converted a 4th-and-6 with
 a 30-yard toss to Williams to the UCLA 5 before finishing off the drive with a
 7-yard TD strike to Brett Bartolone.
 
 The  Bruins wasted  little time responding, as Franklin accounted for 41 yards
 on  a  7-play, 74-yard drive that  Jordon James capped with a 2-yard touchdown
 rush to restore UCLA's 30-point edge.
 
 Washington  State countered  with a scoring march of its own when Halliday hit
 Marcus  Mason for a 4-yard touchdown to put the finishing touches on a 7-play,
 85-yard  drive. That  brought the Cougars within 44-21 with less than a minute
 left in the third.
 
 After  the team's  exchanged punts early in  the fourth, the Cougars made it a
 two-score  game, as Halliday found Williams in the back of the end zone for an
 11-yard touchdown pass to trim the deficit to 44-28 with 6:25 remaining.
 
 UCLA  fumbled  the ensuing kickoff to  give the ball back to Washington State,
 but Halliday was intercepted in the end zone two plays later.
 
 The  Cougars  forced a  UCLA  punt  on  the  next possession  before  Halliday
 completed  all five of  his passes on a 5-play, 80-yard march, which he capped
 with a 3-yard touchdown strike to Kristoff Williams.
 
 Halliday  then hit Dominique Williams on the two-point conversion to make it a
 one-score  game, but  Jordan Payton  secured the  ensuing onside  kick as  the
 Bruins escaped with the victory.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Washington  State has  not beaten a ranked  team in its last 21 attempts, with
 its  last  win over a ranked  team coming at No.  16 Oregon in 2006, 34-23 ...
 UCLA's eight wins are the most victories in a season for the school since 2005
 ... Washington State outgained UCLA 526-333.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/11 03:06:51 ET