NCAAF Game Recap - UCLA at Washington State
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Sep 21, 2019, 10:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

UCLA (1-3)

10

7

21

29

67

(19) Washington State (3-1)

7

28

14

14

63

Thompson-Robinson, UCLA rally past No. 19 Washington St.
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:47 AM

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Coach Chip Kelly says he never lost faith in his UCLA team, even as it was losing its first three games.

Kelly said the Bruins played hard all 12 quarters of those losses, and that paid dividends when they fell behind at No. 19 Washington State on Saturday night.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Demetric Felton with 1:07 left in the game as UCLA overcame a 32-point second-half deficit to claim a wild 67-63 victory over the Cougars.

"I always thought we were a good football team," Kelly said. "If we could be consistent."

"When you are battle-tested like our guys are, I think that showed up today."

The Bruins overcame a record nine TD passes by Washington State's Anthony Gordon.

After Felton's TD, Gordon was sacked and fumbled - the team's sixth turnover of the game - on the next possession with about a minute remaining and UCLA recovered and ran out the clock.

Thompson-Robinson threw for 507 yards and five touchdowns for UCLA (1-3, 1-0 Pac-12).

Gordon threw for 570 yards and broke the school record with nine TD passes for Washington State (3-1, 0-1). Jacksonville Jaguars' starting QB Gardner Minshew, a sixth round draft pick who was on the WSU sidelines for Saturday's game, held the school record of seven TD passes in a game, set in November 2018 against Arizona.

Easop Winston Jr. was Gordon's favorite target. He caught four touchdown passes for Washington State.

Washington State jumped to a 35-17 lead at halftime, and pushed that to 49-17 early in the third quarter.

But UCLA, which had failed to score more than 14 points in each of its three losses, stormed back, erupting for three touchdowns in the final 4 minutes of the third. That was part of a run of seven touchdowns in eight possessions, many fueled by WSU turnovers.

Thompson-Robinson ran for one touchdown and threw scoring passes to Chase Cota and Felton to bring the Bruins within 49-38.

In the fourth, Thompson-Robinson hit Devin Asiasi with a 7-yard touchdown pass and then found Cota for a two-point conversion pass to bring UCLA within 49-46 with 14:28 left in the game.

Gordon broke the WSU touchdown record with his eighth, this time a 33-yarder to Winston, for a 56-46 lead with 10:08 left.

Thompson-Robinson ran over from the 3 to cut WSU's lead to 56-53 with 8:10 left.

Washington State was forced to punt and Kyle Philips returned it 69 yards for a touchdown, putting the Bruins ahead 60-56 with 7:31 left.

But Borghi caught a short pass from Gordon and ran 65 yards for a touchdown and a 63-60 lead with 6:11 left.

That set the stage for the winning touchdown.

"The football is a really odd-shaped ball and it bounces different ways sometimes," Kelly said. "Fortunately for us, it bounced our way tonight."

"That's great but that doesn't mean we kick up our feet and stop working," Kelly said.

Washington State pointed to its six turnovers.

"We kept shooting ourselves in the foot," Gordon said. "It's hard to win any sort of football game when you turn the ball over six times."

"I thought they did a good job of attacking the ball," Washington State coach Mike Leach said of UCLA. "I thought we had lousy ball security."

Leach said his team lost its edge in the second half.

"Our guys got frantic and panicked," Leach said.

"We collapsed in every phase of the game."

On the first series of the game, UCLA linebacker Josh Woods intercepted a Gordon pass. Thompson-Robinson hit Joshua Kelley on a 14-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead.

Gordon replied by finding Winston with a 4-yard touchdown pass.

The Bruins replied with a 31-yard field goal by JJ Molson for a 10-7 lead.

Washington State scored four touchdowns in the second quarter, beginning with Gordon's 28-yard pass to Winston, to take control.

Gordon found Travell Harris for a 10-yard touchdown pass and a 21-10 lead.

Felton returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown as the Bruins pulled within 21-17.

Gordon replied with short touchdown passes to Winston and Tay Martin for a 35-17 lead that stood at halftime.

In the third, Gordon hit Renard Bell and Dezmon Patmon for touchdowns and a 49-17 lead.

STAT LINE

UCLA had 657 yards of total offense, to 720 yards for Washington State.

MAD MAX

Washington State's Max Borghi rushed for 123 yards and caught two passes for 80 yards.

FELTON CONTRIBUTES

Demetric Felton caught seven passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns for UCLA. "Demetric Felton is a special player. He is continuing to grow," Kelly said.

THE TAKEAWAY

UCLA: The Bruins came in as the only Pac-12 team averaging less than 300 yards of offense per game (263), but finally put some points on the scoreboard.

Washington State: The Cougars could not stop the Bruins in the second half and were hurt with six turnovers that led to 29 points.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Washington State will likely drop in the poll.

UP NEXT

UCLA plays at Arizona next Saturday

Washington State has a showdown next Saturday at No. 10 Utah.

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More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP-Top25

Passing

UCLA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Thompson-Robinson 38 25 65.8 5 507 94 1 137.6
WaSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. Gordon 61 41 67.2 9 570 65 2 123.0

Rushing

UCLA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Kelley 20 90 4.5 18 0
D. Thompson-Robinson 11 57 5.2 16 2
WaSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
M. Borghi 15 123 8.2 56 0
A. Gordon 5 21 4.2 17 0

Receiving

UCLA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Felton 7 150 21.4 94 2
C. Cota 4 147 36.8 61 1
WaSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Winston Jr. 10 114 11.4 33 4
M. Borghi 2 80 40.0 65 1

Fumbles

UCLA F FL
D. Thompson-Robinson 1 0
WaSt F FL
A. Gordon 1 1
E. Winston Jr. 1 1

Returning

UCLA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
K. Jones 2 14.0 0 15 0 - 0 0
K. Philips 0 - 0 0 1 69.0 1 69
WaSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Harris 1 23.0 0 23 1 0.0 0 0
E. Winston Jr. 0 - 0 0 1 45.0 0 45

Punting

UCLA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Lees 5 197 39.4 59
WaSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
O. Draguicevich III 2 81 40.5 44

Takeaways

UCLA Int Yds InTD
J. Woods 1 6 0
D. Holmes 1 0 0
WaSt Int Yds InTD
S. Thomas 1 11 0

Team Stats Comparison

UCLA WaSt
Points For 67 63
Total Yards 657 720
Rushing Yards 150 150
Passing Yards 507 570
Passing Completions / Attempts 25/38 41/61
Turnovers 1 6
Interceptions Thrown 1 2
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 4/4
First Downs 28 28
Penalties - Yards 10/105 7/38
Time Of Possession 27:27 33:33
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/11 8/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 5/39 2/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter UCLA WaSt
UCLA 1:49 TD Joshua Kelley 14 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 7 0
WaSt 4:46 TD Easop Winston Jr. 4 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 7 7
UCLA 10:11 FG JJ Molson 31 yd FG 10 7
2nd Quarter UCLA WaSt
WaSt 1:58 TD Easop Winston Jr. 28 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 10 14
WaSt 6:46 TD Travell Harris 10 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 10 21
UCLA 7:02 TD Demetric Felton 100 yd kick return (JJ Molson kick) 17 21
WaSt 11:09 TD Easop Winston Jr. 3 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 17 28
WaSt 14:33 TD Davontavean Martin 7 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 17 35
3rd Quarter UCLA WaSt
WaSt 6:51 TD Renard Bell 35 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 17 42
WaSt 8:08 TD Dezmon Patmon 6 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 17 49
UCLA 11:12 TD Dorian Thompson-Robinson 1 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 24 49
UCLA 11:27 TD Chase Cota 37 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 31 49
UCLA 13:39 TD Demetric Felton 94 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 38 49
4th Quarter UCLA WaSt
UCLA 0:32 TD Devin Asiasi 7 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (Chase Cota 2pt pass from JJ Molson) 46 49
WaSt 4:52 TD Easop Winston Jr. 33 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 46 56
UCLA 6:50 TD Dorian Thompson-Robinson 3 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 53 56
UCLA 7:29 TD Kyle Philips 69 yd punt return (JJ Molson kick) 60 56
WaSt 8:49 TD Max Borghi 65 yd pass from Anthony Gordon (Blake Mazza kick) 60 63
UCLA 13:53 TD Demetric Felton 15 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 67 63

Game Information

Stadium: Clarence D. Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington
Attendance: 32,952
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