UCLA Upset By Colorado
By JOHN NADEL
AP Sports Writer
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - A week after being handed its most lopsided loss in10 years to one Los Angeles school, Colorado took out its anger and frustrationon the other.
Chris Brown ran for 188 yards and three touchdowns Saturday as the Buffaloesupset No. 20 UCLA 31-17 to snap the Bruins' nine-game winning streak againstnonconference opponents.
Playing without starting quarterback Craig Ochs, the Buffaloes (2-2) wereheld to four first downs and 61 yards of total offense in a 40-3 loss to No. 11Southern California last weekend.
They got 27 first downs and 471 yards of total offense against the Bruins(2-1), who had 20 first downs and 284 yards by running and passing.
Ochs remained sidelined because of a concussion, but his absence wasn'tnearly as critical this week, as Robert Hodge was much more effective in hissecond start. And Colorado's offensive line dominated, especially in the secondhalf.
Hodge completed 11 of 22 passes for 117 yards and also made a 29-yardreception on a trick play, but the story was Brown and the rest of the Coloradoground game, which rolled up 325 yards on 51 carries.
UCLA's Cory Paus completed 21 of 35 passes for 189 yards and one touchdownwith one interception and was sacked four times. Manuel White led the Bruins inrushing with 36 yards on six carries.
Brown scored on a 7-yard run with 9:04 left in the third quarter to cap a41-yard drive after Kory Mossoni's interception, and Hodge's 2-point conversionpass to Derek McCoy gave the Buffaloes a 21-7 lead.
The Bruins drew within 11 points on a 30-yard field goal by Chris Griffith,but Colorado's Patrick Brougham kicked his third field goal, a 35-yarder, tomake it 24-10.
UCLA was unable to pick up a first down, and Brown capped an 82-yard,nine-play drive by scoring on an 8-yard run to make it 31-10 with 9:16 to play.
Paus threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Craig Bragg with 4:12 left to completethe scoring. Colorado then ran out the clock.
The Bruins, who didn't cross midfield on their first three possessions, tooka 7-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter when Jon Dubravac threw a33-yard pass to Bragg. It was the first career pass thrown by Dubravac, asenior wide receiver from Denver.
Colorado responded by moving 80 yards on four plays to tie the game, scoringon a 19-yard run by Brown.
Brougham kicked a 29-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining in the secondquarter and a 39-yarder early in the third period to give Colorado a 13-7 lead.
Brougham missed a 34-yard attempt on Colorado's first possession, andGriffith missed a 55-yarder on the final play of the first half.
Hodge, a senior from nearby Torrance, Calif., who completed 1 of 9 passesfor 20 yards against USC, was 1-of-6 for 32 yards and was sacked twice in thefirst quarter, when the Buffaloes gained only 27 yards.
But Hodge and the Colorado offense were much more effective after that.
The game was played before a crowd of 63,880 at the Rose Bowl, whereColorado was playing for the first time. It was Colorado's first win againstthe Bruins in five tries.
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