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UCLA Football Wins at Arizona, 34-16

Oct 9, 2021
The Bruins defeated Arizona, 34-16, on Saturday night.

TUCSON, Ariz. – Brittain Brown totaled a team-leading 146 rushing yards to propel the UCLA football team past Arizona, 34-16, in a Pac-12 contest at Arizona Stadium on Saturday evening.
Brown and Zach Charbonnet each topped the 100-yard rushing plateau. Brown averaged 12.2 yards per carry, netting 146 yards on 12 carries. Charbonnet had 117 rushing yards (on 21 carries) for the visiting Bruins (4-2, 2-1 Pac-12), logging his fourth game of the season with at least 100 yards on the ground.
Saturday's game marked UCLA's first contest since Oct. 25, 2014, in which two players tallied at least 100 rushing yards. In a 40-37 road win at Colorado in 2014, Paul Perkins rushed for 180 yards and quarterback Brett Hundley had 110 rushing yards.
UCLA finished with a season-best 329 rushing yards in the win against Arizona (0-5, 0-2 Pac-12), limiting the host Wildcats to just 122 rushing yards on 41 attempts.
Bruins' quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a pair of rushing touchdowns, finishing the Pac-12 contest with 82 passing yards and 28 rushing yards.
Brown's 48-yard touchdown carry midway through the fourth quarter helped UCLA separate from Arizona, taking a 31-16 lead. The Bruins later added a field goal, a 43-yard kick by Nicholas Barr-Mira with fewer than two minutes to play.
Neither team had led by more than 10 points through the game's first three quarters.
The Bruins pushed ahead, 24-16, on a four-yard touchdown carry from Thompson-Robinson with 4:06 remaining in the third quarter. UCLA totaled 75 yards on a nine-play drive, including a 22-yard pass from Thompson-Robinson to Greg Dulcich that gave the Bruins possession on the Arizona 28-yard line.

Dulcich finished the game with three receptions for 36 yards.
UCLA led Arizona at halftime, 14-13, after having secured a 14-6 advantage on a nine-play, 72-yard scoring drive with just over three minutes to play in the second quarter. Arizona scored a touchdown with 30 seconds to play before halftime, cutting UCLA's margin to 14-13.
After Arizona scored three points on a field goal midway through the opening quarter, UCLA took a 7-3 lead at the 3:48 mark in the first frame. Thompson-Robinson connected with Dulcich on a three-yard pass, capping a 13-play, 75-yard drive.
The Bruins will return to action at Washington (2-3, 1-1 Pac-12) on Saturday, Oct. 16. Game time at Washington's Husky Stadium in Seattle is set for 5:30 p.m. (PT). The game will be nationally televised on FOX.