Bruins running back Johnathan Franklin gets past Wildcats cornerback… (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles…)
UCLA 66, Arizona 10 (5:47 left in the fourth quarter)
OK, the starters are out.
And UCLA rolls on.
Redshirt freshman Melvin Emesibe has scored on a one-yard run to cap an 11-play, 60-yard drive.
And the refs just had to throw a flag for excessive celebration.
The kid rarely plays. It may be the only touchdown he'll ever score.
UCLA 59, Arizona 10 (10:49 left in the fourth quarter)
Steven Manfro's week just got better.
Manfro lost his job as UCLA's punt returner after muffing a kick last week.
But he just scored the second touchdown of his college career on a nifty 14-yard run.
One question: What the heck are Brett Hundley and Johnathan Franklin still doing in the game for UCLA?
Bruins fans (not to mention Arizona fans) would like to see them on the sidelines, where it's more safe.
UCLA 52, Arizona 10 (5:21 left in the third quarter)
Apparently UCLA is trying to top Oregon as the highest-scoring team in the L.A. area today.
The Ducks dropped 65 points in a win against USC earlier.
But with a 28-yard touchdown pass from Brett Hundley to Joseph Fauria, the Bruins have now broken through the 50-point mark with plenty of time left.
This is the first time UCLA has broken through the 50-point barrier since the 2005 Sun Bowl, when the Bruins defeated Northwestern, 50-38.
UCLA’s touchdown came on the play immediately following an Arizona turnover. The Bruins recovered the fumble, then threw it deep.
It was Hundley’s third touchdown pass of the game. He has completed 21 of 25 passes for 256 yards.
UCLA 45, Arizona 10 (7:18 left in the third quarter)
And the Wildcats have broken the double-digit point barrier. . . .
Truthfully, the Arizona offense that just marched 79 yards into the end zone (a two-yard run by Ka’Deem Carey) looks like the Arizona offense that was expected to show up tonight.
It just decided to wait a half before making an appearance.
(UCLA’s defense deserves credit. It has played lights out for most of the night.)
Still, the Wildcats moved down the field relatively quickly -- 12 plays, 2 minutes 36 seconds -- and while the game is out of hand, there is still plenty of time left on the clock for Arizona to make it interesting.
UCLA 42, Arizona 3 (14 seconds left in the second quarter)
And the rout continues. . . .
UCLA scored its sixth touchdown of the first half when Brett Hundley completed a one-yard scoring pass to receiver Joseph Fauria.
Again, it’s 42-3. And, remember, Arizona beat USC last week.
UCLA 35, Arizona 3 (3:07 left in the second quarter)
The Bruins, clearly heartbroken that they weren’t going to earn a shutout victory on Homecoming night, answered Arizona’s score with a score.
And what the scoreboard tells us now is that this is a real shellacking, a bonafide butt-whooping and whatever else you would like to call it.
Johnathan Franklin scored his second touchdown of the night on a two-yard run to end a drive that lasted 75 yards and spanned 11 plays.
Franklin has 109 rushing yards on 19 carries.
UCLA 28, Arizona 3 (6:47 left in the second quarter)
Arizona fans can take solace -- their Wildcats were not shut out against UCLA.
A small victory, yes; a meaningless victory, of course; but a victory nonetheless.
Arizona kicker John Bobano booted a 28-yard field goal through the uprights to cap a 65-yard, 12-play drive. The Wildcats had a few tries to get into the end zone, but the Bruins’ defense stiffened and kept them out.
UCLA 28, Arizona 0 (11:14 left in the second quarter)
Once again, UCLA started in Arizona territory thanks to a mistake by the Wildcats. And the Wildcats have had plenty of those thus far -- which hasn't been that far at all, considering the second quarter just started.
The latest Arizona gaffe came when Richard Morrison fumbled a punt return. UCLA's David Allen pounced on the ball, giving the Bruins possession on Arizona’s 39-yard line.
A few plays later and the Bruins returned to the end zone, where they've already made three previous visits this evening.
On the heels of a 46-yard pass from Brett Hundley to Jerry Johnson that put UCLA on the one-foot line, Damien Thigpen punched it in, capping a drive that lasted three plays and 1 minute 19 seconds.
Some perspective: UCLA has gained 264 yards, Arizona has gained 22.
Yeah, it’s pretty ugly here at the Rose Bowl. At least for Arizona fans.
UCLA 21, Arizona 0 (3:13 left in the first quarter)
Arizona and UCLA are separated by just one place in the Associated Press poll this week -- the Wildcats are No. 24, the Bruins are No. 25 -- but at the Rose Bowl tonight, the difference between them looks much wider than that.
With quarterback Brett Hundley’s 17-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Payton, the Bruins sit three touchdowns ahead of Arizona, which, frankly, has looked bad. No, awful. Even dreadful.
Hundley’s scoring toss finished off an 85-yard drive that spanned 14 plays and 5 minutes 26 seconds.
UCLA 14, Arizona 0 (9:48 left in the first quarter)