Brett Hundley passed for 396 yards and three touchdowns, Paul Perkins rushed for two scores and No. 11 UCLA survived a fourth-quarter scare for a 42-35 victory over Memphis on Saturday night in Pasadena, California.
Thomas Duarte caught two TD passes and linebacker Myles Jack rushed for his first score of the season for the Bruins (2-0), who barely held off the underdog Tigers (1-1) despite 540 yards of total offense.
Memphis safety Fritz Etienne returned an interception 17 yards for the tying score with 13:44 to play moments after Doroland Dorceus’ 40-yard TD run, stunning a Rose Bowl crowd expecting an easy win.
But Duarte caught a 33-yard TD pass with 10:52 left, and the Bruins’ defense made three late stops to secure their fourth straight win in a home opener.
(17) Arizona State 58, New Mexico 23: D.J. Foster rushed for a career-high 216 yards to help the Sun Devils rout the Lobos in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
California 55, Sacramento State 14: Jared Goff matched his career high of four touchdown passes, backup Luke Rubenzer threw for one and ran for another, and the Golden Bears beat the Hornets in Berkeley, California.
Utah 59, Fresno State 27: Travis Wilson threw a career-high five touchdowns and Kenneth Scott and Dres Anderson each had a pair of scoring catches to power the Utes over the Bulldogs in Salt Lake City.
Colorado 41, Massachusetts 38: Sefo Liufau threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns as the Buffaloes overcame an 11-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Minutemen in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Oregon State 38, Hawaii 30: Sean Mannion threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns and the Beavers beat the Rainbow Warriors in Honolulu.
The Beavers (2-0) racked up 464 yards of total offense.
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