(Saturday, September 13th)
Final Score: (18) BYU 59, UCLA 0
Provo, UT (Sports Network) - Max Hall threw for 271 yards on 27-of-35 passing and an interception, but tied a BYU single-game record with seven touchdown passes to lead the No. 18 Cougars in a 59-0 rout of the UCLA Bruins, extending the nation's longest winning streak to 13 games.
Austin Collie led all receivers with 110 yards on 10 catches with a pair of TDs for BYU (3-0). Michael Reed caught five passes for 90 yards and found the end zone once. Dennis Pitta and Harvey Unga both caught a pair of TD passes in the win, with Unga adding 17 rushes for 72 yards. Wayne Latu had a pair of rushes for 16 yards and a score.
Kevin Craft was 23-of-39 passing for 230 yards and a pick and also rushed five times for a total of -10 yards for UCLA (1-1). Chane Moline had six carries for 11 yards and Terrence Austin caught eight balls for 88 yards in defeat.
After holding the Bruins to a three-and-out on the first drive of the game, Hall connected with Pitta on a 10-yard score at the 8:09 mark of the first quarter. The score capped an 11-play, 75-yard drive which lasted 4:50 and gave the Cougars a 7-0 lead they would take into the second quarter.
Collie then caught two TD passes, a two-yarder and, after a Craft fumble, a 37-yarder, within a span of 91 seconds to give BYU a 21-0 cushion with 12:59 still to go in the half.
Hall then found Reed on a 12-yard score to cap a five-play, 2:31 drive that spanned 30 yards and gave BYU a 28-0 advantage.
On the ensuing kickoff, Austin returned the ball 21 yards to the UCLA 23, but was hit by Blake Morgan and fumbled. Shiloah Te'o recovered for BYU at the UCLA 25, which led to a three-play drive that culminated with a 15-yard TD pass to Unga, which made the difference 35-0.
On its following drive, UCLA had a 32-yard field goal blocked. BYU made the most of its opportunity and offered a 13-play, 6:43 drive that ended with 14 ticks left in the half on a Pitta two-yard touchdown reception, and the score ballooned to 42-0.
BYU tamed UCLA on a 4th-and-2 to gain possession on its own 31-yard line. Hall then drove his team 69 yards on seven plays and found Unga on a six- yard TD strike with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. Mitch Payne added a 24-yard field goal with just over three minutes left in the stanza.
As the Bruins were working on a drive deep in their own territory, Matt Putnam picked off Craft and returned the ball nine yards to the UCLA 16. Wayne Latu took the ball on 1st-and-10 and gained just three yards, however, he got the ball again on second down and trotted 13 yards to the end zone. The TD increased BYU's breathing room to 59 points with 39 seconds left before the final stanza.
The Cougars forced four turnovers and blocked a field goal...The Bruins were shutout for the first time since 2001 (27-0 loss to USC)...BYU outgained UCLA 521-239 in total yardage...The 35 BYU points in the second quarter were the most given up by UCLA in a single stanza.
09/13 20:57:46 ET