The UCLA Bruins defeated Virginia. Despite sloppy play from their offense, the defense came through with three touchdowns.
No. 7 UCLA had a rocky performance against Virginia, but they came away with a 28-20 road victory. The defense starred in the Bruins’ win over the Cavaliers as it produced 21 points.
There was no scoring until the second quarter as Ishmael Adams returned an interception 20 yards for a touchdown. After a Virginia field goal, the Bruins had another defensive touchdown as Randall Goforth returned a fumble 75 yards into the end zone.
Eric Kendricks had a pick-six just over a minute later to give the Bruins a 21-3 lead, but the Cavaliers responded with a touchdown shortly before halftime.
The Cavaliers scored another touchdown on a pass from Matt Johns, who filled in for Greyson Lambert after he was benched for throwing two pick-sixes and threw two total touchdown passes. This put them within four points of the Bruins.
Quarterback Brett Hundley then scored a rushing touchdown to give the Bruins a 28-17 lead before the Cavaliers had the last score of the game in the fourth quarter with a field goal.
Hundley did not perform up to Heisman standards after entering the season as a frontrunner, but he was efficient with the ball and threw for 242 yards on 20-for-33 passing.
Paul Perkins led the Bruins in rushing with 80 yards on 16 carries, and Jordan Payton led the way for wide receivers with 98 yards on eight receptions.