Seattle, WA – All day long when the Washington Huskies wanted to move the sticks, running back Myles Gaskin was ready Saturday at Huskies Stadium.
Gaskin torched the UCLA Bruins defense for 169 yards on 27 carries to lift the Huskies to 44-23 victory.
Finishing with their heads held high, UCLA Bruin Osa Odighizuwa returns a 51-yard fumble for a touchdown for the last points of the game.
The Seattle fog lifted as the UCLA Bruins California sun covered Husky Stadium for the 12:41 PM PT kickoff.
Running with momentum from last week’s victory over the Oregon Ducks in Pasadena, the Bruins run into superior competition against the No.12 ranked Washington Huskies.
UCLA quarterback, Josh Rosen, battled the Husky defense, battling two separate sacks within the first quarter. Thanks to the roughing the passer penalty, life was given to a fresh set of downs to give the Bruins for the first field goal of the game.
Washington quarterback Jake Browning rushed for the first touchdown of the game to give the Huskies their first lead 7-3 and finish the game 98 yards in the air.
UCLA responds with a Jordan Wilson 7 yard touchdown reception via Josh Rosen.
Senior running back Lavon Coleman had a career day rushing for three touchdowns, which sealed the game for the run heavy Huskies.
The Bruins’ fate was all but written in the stars due to their bottom of the league rushing defense.
Having Rosen pulled from the game, freshman Devon Modster did the best he could leading the Bruins, having his first ever career touchdown pass at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
“You know, it’s really his first time playing. He (Modster) led us down there to a touchdown. I think the thing we were mostly watching was his demeanor out there and how he handled things. I didn’t sense any panic in him or any fear,” said coach Jim Mora.
Following the defeat, UCLA coach Jim Mora stated, “I don’t know what it looked like from the stands or on TV and I don’t really care because I know these guys and I know what they’re made of. You know, we’ll just regroup, we’ll see who’s available to play, and we’ll put first our best effort again. It was a disappointing and tough loss for all of us. You know, we worked hard to get this win and we weren’t able to get it done.”
UCLA will travel to Salt Lake City to take on the Utah Utes next Saturday.