Football out-gunned by No. 13 UCLA


No. 13 UCLA rolled past Virginia, 34-16, Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, California.

Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen shined in his collegiate debut for the Bruins (1-0). Rosen completed 28 of his 35 passing attempts for 351 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions.

The Cavaliers (0-1) marched 60 yards downfield on their opening drive, but settled for a 42-yard field goal by senior Ian Frye.

Virginia’s defense forced a three-and-out on UCLA’s first series, but the Bruins offense would find the end zone in the ensuing drive on a four-yard pass to senior Devin Fuller.

After finding their stride, the UCLA offense moved the ball at ease. The Bruins racked up 503 yards of total offense, including 152 yards on the ground.

The Cavaliers struggled to run the ball against the Bruin front seven. Junior Taquan Mizzell rushed for 45 yards on 16 attempts and junior Albert Reid carried the ball 12 times for 31 yards. In total, Virginia gained 98 rushing yards on 34 attempts — a 2.9 average.

Junior Matt Johns connected with Mizzell for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 3:29 left in the fourth quarter. Johns completed 21 of 35 passes for 238 yards and threw one interception.

Mizzell led all receivers with 100 yards on eight catches.

Virginia scored in all three of their trips to the red zone, but settled for field goals twice.

The Cavaliers will return home for their home opener against No. 11 Notre Dame on Saturday.

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