BOULDER, Colo. – Brett Hundley, Johnathan Franklin and the rest of the UCLA Bruins bounced back from a tough defeat, beating Colorado 42-14 Saturday night for their best start since 2007.
Hundley threw for 281 yards and two touchdowns and also ran for two scores as the Bruins (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) improved to 30-10-2 in the weeks following a loss that dropped them from the rankings. They tumbled from No. 19 last week with a loss at home to Oregon State.
Franklin set the tone early, running for 97 of his 111 yards in the first half and catching all three of his passes for 48 yards as the Bruins jumped ahead 21-7 at the break.
Colorado (1-4, 1-1) was driving in the third quarter when it was stuffed on fourth-and-1 at midfield, then coughed up the ball on its next two possessions.
The Buffaloes rallied past Washington State last week with three TDs in the final 7 minutes.