UCLA Guts it Out Against Texas

SEP. 13 -- UCLA beats Texas 20-17 on Saturday, thanks to heroic play from Jerry Neuheisel in relief of Brett Hundley...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- No. 12 UCLA got the ball to start both halves Saturday night after Texas botched the opening coin toss.

The Bruins won the coin toss and elected to defer their choice until the second half.

Texas then said it wanted to go on defense.

The referee then turned off his microphone and briefly said something to the Texas players after they were heard saying they would go on defense.

But the ref then announced that UCLA deferred to the second half and that the Bruins would also receive to start the game, while a clearly displeased Texas coach Charlie Strong watched from the sideline.

From there, it was a defensive affair, with the defenses of both teams dominating the game.

At one point in the first half, Brett Hundley went down with an apparent elbow injury, and backup Jerry Neuheisel came in. Neuheisel led a touchdown-winning drive to end the game, throwing the final pass to Jordan Payton for the score. It was clearly the biggest moment of Neuheisel's career.

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