Bruins survive late WSU surge

November, 11, 2012
11/11/12
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The UCLA Bruins held serve. Even if there were a few service errors along the way.

After jumping out to a 30-point lead on the road against the Washington State Cougars, head coach Jim Mora watch his team squeak out a 44-36 win after the Cougars stormed back to score 29 second-half points.

In chilly conditions, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley completed an efficient 18-of-21 passes for 261 yards with three touchdowns and an interception.

UCLA got points in all three phases, returning a fumble for a touchdown and blocking two field-goal attempts, one that was returned for a score.

Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel was knocked out of the game, so Connor Halliday stepped in and threw five touchdowns on 26-of-43 passing.

The victory sets up a showdown for the Bruins against USC next week, with the Pac-12 South champion likely to be decided.

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