The UCLA Bruins endured their first loss of the season as the Utah Utes upset them with a last-minute field goal to win, 30-28.
No. 8 UCLA had been escaping with close wins, and their sloppy play came back to haunt them as they were upset by Utah and suffered their first loss of the season. The Bruins blew a prime opportunity to rise into the top five on a day filled with upsets.
The Utes held a 24-14 lead at the end of the third quarter, but the Bruins came roaring back with a 93-yard touchdown pass by quarterback Brett Hundley. After the Utes extended their lead to six points with a field goal, Hundley threw a go-ahead touchdown pass with about five minutes left.
Utes kicker Andy Phillips came through in the clutch though as he made his third field goal of the night with 29 seconds remaining. The Bruins drove down to Utah’s 37-yard line for a field goal attempt, but they were given five yards because of a Utah running into kicker penalty. However, Ka’imi Fairbairn was unable to convert on a 50-yard attempt.
The Utes offense was led by running back Devontae Booker, who rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown on 33 carries. Quarterback Kendal Thompson stepped in for Travis Wilson and threw for 95 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-13 passing while rushing for another 83 yards.
For the Bruins, Hundley threw for 269 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 16-of-21 passing. Running back Paul Perkins rushed for 99 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.