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Arizona Finds New Ways To Win

Kelly Malveaux came to Arizona because of its reputation as a defensive power. Against UCLA, he played defense well enough to resurrect some past glory.

“This was a big turnaround from the last couple of weeks,” Malveaux said Saturday after he returned an interception 31 yards for the tying touchdown and Chris McAlister, the other regular cornerback, iced a 35-17 Arizona win with a 100-yard kickoff return.

The unit once renowned as “Desert Swarm” had lost its luster after giving up 659 yards to California and 462 to Oregon in consecutive games. But in this one the Bruins were held to 275 yards.

The Wildcats forced and recovered two fumbles, recorded five sacks - four in the final minutes - and held Skip Hicks to half his rushing average.

Arizona (5-5, 3-4 Pac-10) plays Arizona State on Saturday. UCLA (4-6, 3-4) faces Southern California.

Arizona 35, UCLA 17

UCLA 0 14 0 3 - 17

Arizona 0 7 14 14 - 35

Ari-Eafon 1 run (Peyton kick) UCLAHicks 1 run (Merten kick) UCLAFarmer 31 pass from McNown (Merten kick) Ari-Malveaux 31 interception return (Peyton kick) Ari-Metzler 36 pass from Smith (Peyton kick) UCLAFG Merten 40 Ari-McAlister 100 kickoff return (Peyton kick) Ari-Callen 15 run (Peyton kick) A-5x,000.

UCLA Ari First downs 15 19 Rushes-yards 39-70 53-218 Passing 205 137 Comp-Att-Int 12-29-1 12-20-0 Return Yards 10 55 Punts-Avg. 8-43.9 8-42.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-36 5-30 Time of Possession 27:05 32:55

Individual statistics

RUSHINGUCLA, Hicks 21-48, Brown 5-17, Walendy 1-6, McNown 12-(minus 1). Arizona, Callen 22-116, Schmidtke 8-60, Taylor 2-17, Myles 6-17, Smith 14-7, Eafon 1-1.

PASSINGUCLA, McNown 12-28-1-205, Buck 0-1-0-0. Arizona, Smith 12-20-0-137.

RECEIVINGUCLA, Farmer 3-46, McElroy 2-78, Scott 2-27, Crecion 1-24, Walendy 1-12, Brown 1-9, Grieb 1-5, Clark 1-4. Arizona, McDaniel 3-67, Metzler 3-62, Callen 2-2, Northcutt 2-(minus 4), Schmidtke 1-6, Williams 1-4.

Oregon 40, California 23

At Eugene, Ore., Ryan Perry-Smith threw for two touchdowns and Kevin Parker ran for two more to lead the Ducks.

Oregon (5-5, 2-5 Pac-10) scored three touchdowns in less than three minutes late in the second quarter, then held off the Bears in the second half.

Pat Barnes threw for 338 yards and three touchdowns for California (6-4, 3-4).

The Ducks can clinch their third consecutive winning season, and have an outside shot at a bowl berth, if they beat Oregon State next week.

Cal also remains in the hunt for a bowl, since it is one of three teams in the Pac-10 with a winning record.

California 0 3 14 6 - 23

Oregon 3 21 6 10 - 40

Ore-FG Smith 30 Cal-FG Longwell 44 Ore-Parker 1 run (Smith kick) Ore-Parker 8 run (Smith kick) Ore-Spence 24 pass from Perry-Smith (Smith kick) Cal-Douglas 44 pass from Barnes (Longwell kick) Cal-Shaw 20 pass from Barnes (Longwell kick) Ore-Griffin 4 pass from Perry-Smith (kick failed) Ore-FG Smith 21 Cal-Benjamin 4 pass from Barnes (pass failed) Ore-Brown 4 run (Smith kick) A-37,833

Cal Ore First downs 24 28 Rushes-yards 36-120 48-235 Passing 348 256 Comp-Att-Int 24-45-0 19-34-1 Return Yards 15 44 Punts-Avg. 4-35.8 4-37.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-4 3-1 Penalties-Yards 6-55 8-59 Time of Possession 28:17 31:43

Individual statistics

RUSHINGCalifornia, O’Neal 14-126, Barnes 14-9, Willis 5-4, Vera 1-4, Douglas 1-minus 6, Gottlieb 1-minus 17. Oregon, Latimer 23-104, Parker 15-73, Brown 7-54, PerrySmith 2-4, Jelks 1-0.

PASSINGCalifornia, Barnes 23-42-0 338, Gottlieb 1-3-0 10. Oregon, Perry-Smith 19-34-1 256.

RECEIVINGCalifornia, Benjamin 4-76, Gonzalez 4-69, Douglas 4-66, Vera 3-41, Bullard 3-35, Shaw 2-41, O’Neal 2-8, Yun 1-11, 2-19. Willis 1-1. Oregon, Griffin 5-61, Parker 3-46, Wilcox 3-33, Hartley 3-31, Hodge 2-31, Johnson 2-30, Spence 1-24.

Oregon St. 67, N. Illinois 28

Oregon State coach Jerry Pettibone did not expect to be booed for winning.

Pettibone, whose job is on the line in yet another losing season, ordered freshman quarterback Raheem Muhammad to run out the clock while the Beavers were just five yards away from scoring one last time at Corvallis, Ore.

A sparse crowd of 17,215 that had already begun to drift away started to boo Pettibone’s decision not to add just one more touchdown in what was already the highest-scoring game for Oregon State since the Beavers defeated Willamette 76-0 in 1933.


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