Three turnovers cost Arizona dearly on Saturday night, as the Wildcats lost 56-30 to the UCLA Bruins at Arizona Stadium.
Arizona started on its own 25 with a five yard run by Nick Wilson. He then added runs of four and three to get the first down.
Anu Solomon got a first down of his own on a 13-yard run and three plays later, hit Cayleb Jones for 12 yards.
Wilson gained three on the ground and after an incomplete pass. Solomon connected with Nate Phillips for a 34-yard touchdown as the extra point put the Wildcats up 7-0 with 12:20 left in the first quarter.
Devin Fuller returned the kickoff to Arizona’s 45. After a false start, Paul Perkins ran for five yards. Mossi Johnson then ran for one before Josh Rosen gained 10 on the ground.
Perkins ran for four more and after a false start, Rosen hit Thomas Duarte for a 35-yard touchdown with the extra point tying the game at seven.
Arizona got the ball on its own 25 and Wilson ran for four yards. After a sack, the snap went over Solomon’s head and UCLA recovered.
Taking over on the 16, Perkins ran it in for the score and the extra point put the Bruins up 14-7 with 8:31 left in the first quarter.
The Wildcats had the ball on the 25 and got a nine-yard run from Wilson followed by a three-yard gain. Arizona got a fourth and one after a nine-yard pass to Johnny Jackson, but an incomplete pass forced a punt.
The Bruins took possession on its own 15 and Perkins had two straight runs for nine yards. Rosen then hit Jordan Payton for nine yards and Kenneth Walker for 11 yards two plays later.
Nate Starks ran for two yards and added five on a reception, but Arizona held on third down and forced a punt.
After a 14-yard run by Wilson, he gained six more. Bundage had another bad snap that basically stalled the drive and the Wildcats had to punt.
After a strong punt return, UCLA got the ball on the 50. Perkins and Starks gained three yards before Perkins had a 17-yard reception.
Payton added 13 more and a two-yard run by Perkins ended the first quarter.
Arizona was called offside to start the first and Perkins ran for six yards and then a one-yard touchdown with the extra point putting the Bruins up 21-7.
Solomon and Wilson had a miscommunication on the ensuing drive and a fumble gave the Bruins the ball on the Arizona 30.
After an incomplete pass, Soso Jamabo ran for 18 yards and then nine more. Arizona got the Bruins to third down, but Rosen found Payton for a five-yard touchdown with the extra point putting UCLA up 28-7.
Arizona got the ball on its own 25 and Wilson ran two yards. Solomon then gained 12 and two plays later, UCLA was called for defensive holding.
Solomon gained 12 on the ground , but got hurt. Gerrard Randall then entered and ran for a 39-yard touchdown on his first play as the extra point cut the UCLA lead to 28-14 with 10:34 left in the half
The Bruins started on their own 25 with a holding penalty. Darren Andrews caught a 22-yard pass and Perkins ran for five yards.
Duarte caught a 21-yard pass and Tyler Scott added seven. Starks then ran for 19 and two plays later scored a touchdown with put the Bruins up 35-14 with 6:41 left in the first half.
Arizona started the drive on its own 25 and on second down, Wilson ran for 13 yards. Cayleb Jones caught a 17-yard pass and Wilson added 14 more on the ground. Three plays later, Randall threw a pick.
The Wildcats forced a third and long, but Rosen found Payton for 59 yards. Three plays later, Perkins ran it in fro a yard out and the extra point put the Bruins up 42-14 at the half.
The Bruins went three and out to start the half, giving Arizona the ball on the UCLA 44.
Jones caught a nine-yard pass and two plays later, Randall ran for nine more. Wilson gained two and Randall added seven on third down.
After an incomplete pass, Randall hit David Richards for a 16-yard touchdown, but the missed extra point only made it 42-20 in favor of the Bruins.
UCLA went three and out with a fumble and Arizona got the ball on its own 49. Randall ran for eight yards and Wilson gained three on third down.
On second down, UCLA was called for holding and Randall added 11. After an incomplete pass, Randall ran for 16 more.
The drive then sputtered, as a fumbled snap and holding penalty forced Arizona into a 44-yard field goal, which cut the UCLA lead to 42-23 with 5:54 left in the third quarter.
UCLA answered quickly with a 39-yard pass to Payton on second down. After an incomplete pass, Perkins had two consecutive runs for nine yards.
Rosen found Payton for 11 yards on second down and scored on an eight-yard run with the extra point putting UCLA back up 49-23 to end the third.