(Saturday, November 15th)
Final Score: UCLA 27, Washington 7
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Kahlil Bell ran for 97 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns as the UCLA Bruins defeated the Washington Huskies, 27-7, in Pac-10 Conference action at Husky Stadium.
Bell carried the ball 25 times for the Bruins (4-6, 3-4 Pac-10) as they snapped a two-game slide and kept alive hope for a postseason berth with two games remaining against Arizona State and USC. UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel also seized the opportunity to make a triumphant return to Seattle where he was the top man for the Huskies for four seasons.
UCLA quarterback Kevin Craft converted 13-of-22 passing for 135 yards, but was sacked three times and had three passes picked off in the road win.
The Huskies (0-10, 0-7), the only Football Bowl Subdivision program without a victory so far this season, gained a mere 135 yards of total offense in the final home game for head coach Tyrone Willingham. Quarterback Ronnie Fouch was held to just 7-of-22 passing for 39 yards and a pair of picks.
UCLA scored the first points of the game on a Derrick Coleman 11-yard TD run in the first quarter.
The Huskies responded by handing the ball to Brandon Johnson and having him cross the goal line from seven yards out to tie the game at 7-7.
The Bruins then took over with 20 unanswered points, beginning with a one-yard scoring run by Bell early in the second frame. Kai Forbath knocked through the first of his two field goals from 49 yards away, providing the visitors with a 17-7 advantage at the break.
Following a scoreless third quarter Bell struck again as he leaped over the goal line and stretched the ball into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage in the final period. An 18-yard field goal by Forbath at the 9:36 mark of the fourth put the game out of reach and sent Washington to the 20- point loss.
Despite finishing with just two tackles, Akeem Ayers had two of the three sacks for the Bruins and also forced a fumble, one of five turnovers registered by UCLA.
11/16 02:17:06 ET