(Saturday, November 5th)
Final Score: UCLA 29, (20) Arizona State 28
Pasadena, CA (Sports Network) - Derrick Coleman rushed for a one-yard touchdown with 49 seconds remaining to lift the UCLA Bruins over the 20th- ranked Arizona State Sun Devils, 29-28 at the Rose Bowl.
Kevin Prince threw for 196 yards and a touchdown on 11-of-17 passing for UCLA (5-4 4-2 Pac 12), which has won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Coleman carried the ball 17 times for 119 yards and two scores, while Prince added 61 yards on the ground.
Nelson Rosario, who picked up a 3rd-and-29 on UCLA's game-winning scoring drive, caught five balls for 151 yards and a touchdown
Brock Osweiler completed 22-of-38 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns for the Sun Devils (6-3, 4-2).
Cameron Marshall ran for 168 yards and a score, and Gerell Robinson caught six balls for 131 yards.
The Bruins started their game-winning touchdown march at the 21-yard line with 5:49 remaining.
Coleman carried the ball for the first four plays of the drive and totaled 59 yards, which included a 41-yard gallop.
An offensive pass interference penalty led to a 3rd-and-29 for UCLA at the 39- yard line. But Rosario broke free down the left sideline for a 33-yard reception to give the Bruins a fresh set of downs.
"Kevin (Prince) really understood the situation when he back-shouldered Nelson (Rosario). They came back to pressure him, and he made a huge play for us in getting the first down, and now we're back in balance and able to use as much clock as we can," UCLA head coach Rick Neuheisel said of the play.
Three plays later, Coleman scored from a yard out to give UCLA the lead. The Bruins failed on the two-point conversion try.
Osweiler got the Sun Devils into field-goal range with only 49 seconds to work with, but Alex Garoutte's potentially game-winning, 46-yard field goal as time expired came up short.
"It's a gut-wrenching loss for this football team," Arizona State head coach Dennis Erickson said. "You have to give UCLA credit, but we had so many opportunities in the second half to either put it away or win it."
UCLA struck first with an eight-play, 89-yard march on its opening possession. Johnathan Franklin got in from 11 yards out, but Tyler Gonzalez missed the extra point. Prince highlighted the drive with runs of 27 and 21 yards.
The Sun Devils answered when Osweiler found A.J. Pickens for a 35-yard strike to give Arizona State a 7-6 lead.
Arizona State marched 97 yards in 10 plays before Marshall got in from 14 yards out to make it 14-6 early in the second quarter. Osweiler completed passes of 35 and 16 yards to Robinson, highlighting the possession.
Josh Smith returned the ensuing kickoff 78 yards which led to a Gonzalez 43-yard field goal.
After an Arizona State three-and-out, the Bruins concluded a 12-play, 80-yard drive with a Coleman one-yard TD plunge to make it 16-14 with 4:25 to go until the half. Coleman carried the ball six times for 38 yards on the possession.
On the second play of UCLA's opening second-half possession, Prince found a wide open Rosario for a 76-yard TD pass to give UCLA a 23-14 lead.
Osweiler hooked up with Jamal Miles for a nine-yard score, and then got in from a yard out to give the Sun Devils a 28-23 lead with 7:48 remaining in the fourth quarter.
UCLA has won five of its last six against Arizona State at the Rose Bowl...Rosario was one yard shy of a career high in receiving yards...Marshall is sixth all-time in school history with 24 career rushing touchdowns, and is tied for sixth for single-season rushing touchdowns with 13.
11/06 00:30:04 ET