Pasadena-The UCLA Bruins looked as they would be in a dogfight against the Colorado Buffaloes. For the first half of their Pac-12 contest played at the Rose Bowl after two disheartening defeats to both Stanford and Oregon, the Bruins looked as if they had a hangover effect from those losses, according to coach Jim Mora.
The Buffaloes gave the Bruins everything they could handle through the first two quarters, falling behind only 21-13 at halftime. But then the Bruins woke up from their sleepy play and took over the game in the third quarter to pull out a not-so-close 45-23 win at home.
Led by the inspired play of quarterback Brett Hundley, the Bruins rolled up 24 points in the second half to come away victorious. At one point in the game, UCLA found themselves looking up to Colorado, falling behind 10-7 earl in the game. Hundley accounted for four touchdowns, passing for two scores and running for two more to help the Bruins shake off the two-game funk they had been in.