NCAA Game Summary - UCLA at Texas|
(Saturday, September 25th)
Final Score: UCLA 34, (7) Texas 12
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Johnathan Franklin carried the ball 19 times for
118 yards and a score, and the UCLA Bruins forced five turnovers en route to
a 34-12 toppling of the seventh-ranked Texas Longhorns.
Kevin Prince, who completed just 5-of-8 passes for 27 yards and a touchdown,
carried the ball 13 times for 50 yards and a score for the Bruins (2-2), who
were coming off a 31-13 win over then No. 23 Houston.
Derrick Coleman rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries for UCLA,
which outgained Texas by a 264-85 margin on the ground to halt both the
Longhorns' 20-game regular season win streak and a stretch of 16 straight wins
"Our game started on Tuesday at practice. We worked hard and we came out,
executed and earned a win," Franklin said. "We felt all week that we could win
this game. We had the mindset that we could move these guys and that we could
win, so it was no surprise."
Garrett Gilbert connected on 30-of-45 passes for 264 yards, a touchdown, and
an interception for Texas (3-1), which was trying to go 4-0 to open the year
for a fourth consecutive season.
The last time the Bruins visited Austin they embarrassed Texas 66-3 on
September 13, 1997. UCLA forced eight turnovers in that game. The Bruins now
lead the all-time series, 3-2.
"It's the hardest thing in the world when you do not play well as a team. It's
an awful feeling for a coach. You feel like you let your kids down. You feel
like you let your fans down. You let everybody down. It's just awful," Texas
head coach Mack Brown said.
Texas' turnover problems started early in the first quarter. The Longhorns got
the ball near midfield on their second possession of the game. However,
Gilbert was sacked on third down and lost the football. Cassius Marsh
recovered for UCLA at the Texas 20.
The Bruins failed to take advantage of a golden opportunity, though, as Kai
Forbath missed a 49-yard field goal. Franklin fumbled the ball on UCLA's next
drive, and Justin Tucker made a 31-yard field goal for Texas.
The visitors were forced to punt early in the second stanza, but another
turnover by the Longhorns gave UCLA the ball back as Curtis Brown fumbled the
punt at the Texas four-yard line. Two plays later, Ricky Marvray caught a one-
yard TD pass to give the Bruins a 7-3 lead.
On the ensuing possession, Texas went for it on 4th-and-3 from the UCLA 40. A
one-yard pass gave UCLA the ball in great field position and Forbath made a
39-yard field goal for a 10-3 game with close to 5 1/2 minutes left until the
A D.J. Monroe fumble then set up Forbath's 49-yarder for a 13-3 UCLA margin.
Each team had one more turnover before the break.
The Bruins got the ball to start the second half and marched right down the
field. Franklin highlighted an eight-play, 80-yard drive with a 35-yard run
and capped things off with an 11-yard TD to extend UCLA's margin to 20-3.
Texas got the ball to the Bruins' 17-yard line late in the third quarter, but
had to settle for a 34-yard Tucker field goal with 2:14 left.
Josh Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 45 yards to midfield. On the third
play, Prince faked a handoff and ran 38 yards untouched into the end zone
to make it 27-6.
In the fourth quarter, James Kirkendoll caught a five-yard TD pass from
Gilbert, but with only 2 1/2 minutes left to play. Coleman erased the score
on a 29-yard TD run with just under a minute to go to seal the upset.
The programs last met in 1998, a 49-31 victory by the Bruins at the Rose
Bowl...UCLA had lost 15 consecutive road games against ranked teams since a
2001 win at Oregon State...The Bruins controlled the ball for
35:29...Kirkendoll caught six passes for 42 yards, while Marquis Goodwin
hauled in six passes for 62 yards for Texas.
09/25 22:22:02 ET