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UCLA 42, Utah 32

(AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

By JOE REEDY
AP Sports Writer

PASADENA, Calif. - Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for 299 yards and four TDs to become UCLA's career leader in passing touchdowns, Zach Charbonnet rushed for a career high 198 yards and the 18th-ranked Bruins defeated No. 11 Utah 42-32.

Thompson-Robinson also had a rushing score for the Bruins, who are 6-0 overall for the first time since 2005, 3-0 in the Pac-12 and picked up the biggest victory in coach Chip Kelly's five years in Westwood. They have won nine straight dating back to last season, which is their longest streak since running off 20 straight victories in 1997-98.

Thompson-Robinson's only mistake came late in the fourth quarter when he was picked off by Clark Phillips III and returned 80 yards for a touchdown.

Cameron Rising passed for 287 yards and ran for a pair of scores for the Utes (4-2, 2-1), who had won five straight in the series by an average of 27 points.

Rising started slow, hitting just one of his first five throws for 14 yards and an interception before finishing 23 of 32. Tavion Thomas rushed for 91 yards and a score.

Thompson-Robinson, who completed 18 of 23, connected twice for scores with Jake Bobo. There was a 7-yard TD pass in the back of the end zone to extend UCLA's lead to 14-3 in the second quarter and a 10-yard strike late in the third quarter to make it 28-18.

UCLA led 14-10 at halftime and scored on its first four drives of the second half as Utah could not keep pace. The Bruins got the ball to begin the third quarter and converted on Kam Brown's 5-yard TD catch to push the lead into double digits.

After Rising's 9-yard keeper got the Utes within 28-25 early in the fourth quarter, Thompson-Robinson connected with a wide open Logan Loya for a 70-yard touchdown. That score with 11:17 remaining was the 76th touchdown pass of Thompson-Robinson's career, passing Brett Hundley for the most in school history.

DEFENSIVE STANDOUT

UCLA linebacker Darius Muasau had an interception and forced fumble which would lead to a pair of touchdowns.

His first-quarter pick would later result in Thompson-Robinson's keeper while the strip sack of Rising in the fourth quarter was recovered by Jaylin Davies and returned 37 yards to the Utah 1. Charbonnet barreled in up the middle on the next play to put the Bruins up 42-35.

THE TAKEWAY

Utah: Rising is missing his favorite target in tight end Brant Kuithe, who is lost for the year with a torn ACL. The Utes didn't have any consistent receivers who could pressure UCLA's secondary outside the numbers and most of the passes were on crosses to the middle of the field.

UCLA: The Bruins have to be considered a legitimate threat to reach the Pac-12 title game and Thompson-Robinson is making a bid to enter the Heisman Trophy picture.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UtahUCLA
UCLA TD 0:10 Dorian Thompson-Robinson 7 yard TD run (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter UtahUCLA
Utah FG 10:00 Jordan Noyes 23 yard field goal 3 7
UCLA TD 7:34 Jake Bobo 7 yard TD pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 3 14
Utah TD 3:14 Tavion Thomas 5 yard TD run (Jordan Noyes Extra Point) 10 14
Third Quarter UtahUCLA
UCLA TD 10:50 Kam Brown 5 yard TD pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 10 21
Utah TD 5:01 Cameron Rising 6 yard TD run (Cameron Rising 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 18 21
UCLA TD 1:07 Jake Bobo 10 yard TD pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 18 28
Fourth Quarter UtahUCLA
Utah TD 11:39 Cameron Rising 9 yard TD run (Jordan Noyes Extra Point) 25 28
UCLA TD 11:17 Logan Loya 70 yard TD pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 25 35
UCLA TD 9:26 Zach Charbonnet 1 yard TD run (Nicholas Barr-Mira Extra Point) 25 42
Utah TD 0:31 Clark Phillips III 80 yard interception return for TD (Jordan Noyes Extra Point) 32 42
Team Stats
  Utah UCLA
First downs 31 20
  Rushing 14 9
  Passing 14 10
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 7-13, 54% 5-9, 56%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 43-192 38-212
Passing Yards 287 299
Return Yards 117 108
Completions-Attempts-Int 23-34-1 18-23-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-12 2-3
Punts 2 2
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 4-29 11-77
Utah Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Rising 23 32 287 0 1
UCLA Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
D. Thompson-Robinson 18 23 299 4 1
Utah Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Thomas 18 91 5.1 1
C. Rising 13 59 4.5 2
M. Bernard 11 42 3.8 0
M. Parks 1 0 0.0 0
UCLA Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Charbonnet 22 198 9.0 1
D. Thompson-Robinson 11 17 1.5 1
K. Jones 3 0 0.0 0
Utah Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Vele 6 87 14.5 0
D. Kincaid 4 67 16.8 0
M. Parks 3 46 15.3 0
M. Cope 3 36 12.0 0
J. Dixon 3 18 6.0 0
T. Thomas 2 16 8.0 0
M. Bernard 1 11 11.0 0
M. McClain 1 6 6.0 0
UCLA Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Loya 1 70 70.0 1
M. Ezeike 2 62 31.0 0
T. Mokiao-Atimalala 2 44 22.0 0
K. Allen 6 41 6.8 0
K. Jones 1 24 24.0 0
J. Bobo 3 22 7.3 2
K. Brown 2 22 11.0 1
J. Norwood 1 14 14.0 0
Utah Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Phillips III 1 80
UCLA Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Muasau 1 6
Utah Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bouwmeester 2 74 37.0
UCLA Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
N. Barr-Mira 2 98 49.0
Utah Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Vele 2 23 11.5
UCLA Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Utah Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Parks 1 14 14.0
UCLA Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Allen 3 103 34.3
C. Jones Jr. 1 -1 -1.0
Utah Missed FG
Player Length
J. Noyes 43
UCLA Missed FG
Player Length
N. Barr-Mira 21




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