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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 31, 2009 at 5:10 PM

UCLA loses to Oregon State; now preps for Huskies

While the Huskies took today off, their opponent next week — UCLA — lost a tough one in Corvallis to Oregon State.
Down 19-3 in the fourth quarter, the Bruins rallied to tie the game with two touchdowns and two two-point plays. But Oregon State then drove down the field to score with 44 seconds left to take a 26-19 lead. UCLA got to the OSU 27 on the following drive but a pass on the final play only got to the 15 and time ran out.
UCLA is now 3-5 overall and 0-5 in Pac-10 play, having lost five in a row in the second year under former Husky head coach Rick Neuheisel. UCLA is now 3-11 in Pac-10 play under Neuheisel, 7-13 overall.
It will be interesting to see how UCLA takes this loss — was it just another demoralizing defeat? Or will the Bruins take some solace from the last-ditch comeback?
The key to the comeback was the passing tandem of QB Kevin Prince — who was a commit to UW for a while for the Class of 2008 before switching after the hiring of Neuheisel — and WR Nelson Rosario.
Prince was 22-34 for 323 yards, while Rosario was 6-152. The 6-5, 211-pound Rosario will be a particularly tough matchup for the Huskies — guys like him are one reason UW coaches spent the week experimenting with 6-3 Anthony Boyles at cornerback. Rosario caught four passes for 123 yards in the fourth quarter to spark UCLA’s comeback.
An encouraging sign for UW could be that UCLA’s once-vaunted defense again looked leaky. The Bruins allowed 463 yards to the Beavers and gave up 456 to Arizona and 494 to Cal the previous two games.
Here is UCLA’s schedule and results and stats.
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