UCLA, Arizona State meet to stay in Pac-12 South race

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Quarterback Manny Wilkins threw for just 148 passing yards and an interception. Although the Sun Devils have plenty of question marks and injuries heading into its matchup against Colorado, they do still stand on top of the Pac-12 South with the Buffaloes.

Arizona State's win a year ago at the Rose Bowl ended UCLA's ideal start to the season and sent the Bruins into a bit of a downward spiral.

The sophomore injured his left leg against USC last week and Graham said on Friday that he will not play against UCLA. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is second in the Pac-12 in passing yards with 1,515. White completed 19 of 36 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

After a dreadfully slow start last week against Arizona, the Bruins vowed to get off to a better start this week.

In 2011, Dennis Erickson's last as ASU coach, UCLA converted a 3rd-and-29 on the go-ahead touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter and Alex Garoutte missed his third field goal of the game in the closing seconds at the Rose Bowl as UCLA held on for a 29-28 win that started ASU's slide from a 6-2 beginning to a 6-7 finish. It was the first game of the season that the Sun Devils didn't score over 30 points.

"We can't run the football at all", UCLA Coach Jim Mora said after the Bruins registered their lowest rushing output since they were held to minus-nine yards against OR in September 2000. The offense this year plays similar to USC, which is a pro-style with a fast receiver and a strong quarterback. "I don't think many people thought we would win tonight, but we did". But he was knocked down one too many times on a night the Bruins needed him for the entire game.

ASU also is just one of the five teams in the FBS with three players with 250+ rushing yards this season. "Brady White stepped up and threw some tremendous passes and the receivers made some tremendous catches but we knew to win this game we were going to have to bunker down and play some tremendous defense and that's what we did in the second half".

Not only did Gonzalez break the NCAA record, his final kicked ended up being the game-winner. "It was a ideal snap, a flawless hold and I didn't hit it the best". This comes after a career night in which he threw for 350 yards and put up four touchdowns in his previous game against the Wildcats. "I was watching it the whole way and (holder Matt Haack) was hitting me on the back". The 2-3 Trojans are at home against the 4-1 and No. 21 Colorado Buffalos at the Coliseum at 1 p.m.

UCLA goes into the match-up boasting a potent offence, and the team looks confident after last week's 24-45 blowout of the Arizona Wildcats.

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