UCLA takes out the Alabama St Sting

PASADENA, Calif. — Backup quarterback Ethan Garbers threw for 164
yards and ran for two touchdowns to lead UCLA to a 45-7 nonconference
rout Saturday over Alabama State before 33,727 at the Rose Bowl.

Photo by fi360 News

UCLA put up 485 yards, Garbers completing passes to six different
receivers, Carsen Ryan with three balls for 58 yards. UCLA held Alabama
State to 87 rushing yards, and dating back to last season, UCLA has
scored at least 42 points in five consecutive games.

UCLA improved to 2-0 on the season, and Alabama State falls to 2-1.

“That’s a really well coached football team,” said UCLA coach Chip Kelly about Alabama State.

Alabama St Band. Photo by fi360 News

At halftime, UCLA led 31-7. Garbers entered the game early in the second
quarter when Dorian Thompson-Robinson left the game with an ankle
injury. After a late first-quarter touchdown, Alabama State’s final eight
drives: punt, punt, end of half, interception, punt, punt, punt, interception.

Garbers was 14 of 18 with one interception. TJ Harden carried seven times
for 56 yards and a touchdown.

T.J. Harden carries the football. Photo by fi360 News

Alabama State’s Myles Crawley was 16 of 27 for 177 yards with one
touchdown and one interception.

Myles Crawley tries to get away. Photo by fi360 News

Next week, UCLA hosts Southern Alabama. Alabama State hosts Prairie
View A&M.