NCAAF Game Recap - Arizona State at UCLA
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(24) Arizona State (5-3)

7

0

3

22

32

UCLA (3-5)

14

14

14

0

42

Kelley has career-high 4 TDs, UCLA beats No. 24 Arizona St.
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:50 AM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) UCLA coach Chip Kelly has often said that when running back Joshua Kelley plays well, the Bruins have a shot of winning.

The senior running back had a career night Saturday, which is why the Bruins were able to beat a Top 25 team for the second time this season. Kelley scored a career-high four touchdowns and rushed for 164 yards in UCLA's 42-32 victory over 24th-ranked Arizona State.

Kelley has rushed for over 100 yards in three of the past four games. He is the first Pac-12 player and fourth nationally this season to have four rushing touchdowns in a game.

"We needed a win here for sure. That was extra incentive for us," said Kelley of the Bruins first home victory. "Us getting back-to-back wins is big for our young core."

Kelly is also the first Bruin with four ground TDs since Myles Jack against Washington in 2013. He helped fuel a UCLA ground game that had 217 yards, marking the first time since 2014 it has had four straight 200-yard games.

"I think when everyone in the stadium knows you are going to run it and you are still able to do it, that's a credit to the whole group," Kelly said.

The Bruins (3-5, 3-2) scored on five of their first six drives, including four consecutive possessions from late in the first quarter to midway in the third to roar out to a 35-7 lead after it was tied at 7.

Dorian Thompson-Robinson completed 16 of 23 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. The sophomore injured his left leg after being hit on a scramble during the fourth quarter and did not return. Kelly didn't have an update on his quarterback.

While UCLA showed signs of improvement in this matchup of two of the four youngest rosters among Power Five teams, Arizona State is experiencing growing pains.

The Sun Devils (5-3, 2-3) have dropped two straight for the first time this season in what Herm Edwards called the worst in his two years at the helm.

"We just didn't play our game. First half, you just seen we weren't ourselves," said quarterback Jayden Daniels, who accounted for all four Arizona State touchdowns. "As an offense, we were just out of character. That wasn't our offense that we're used to."

Daniels was 20 of 29 for 271 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdowns. He also rushed for 67 yards, including a 1-yard sneak during the first quarter that tied it.

Eno Benjamin, who came into the game fourth in the Pac-12 in rushing average, was held to 46 yards on 13 carries. Frank Darby had six receptions for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

"Obviously, the game didn't start out like we anticipated," Edwards said. "We fell behind and faced a big deficit, but for me it was more than just the score. It was our emotions. We didn't handle them very good. I just felt like we had no energy early in the game."

KELLEY'S FOUR SCORES

Kelley is averaging 135.3 yards in his last four games after mustering just 52 per game in his first three. He opened the scoring with 10:53 remaining in the first quarter on a leap over the middle from 1 yard. The touchdown came five plays after Elisha Guidry recovered Benjamin's fumble at the Sun Devils 42.

The senior had 100 yards in the first half, including a 5-yard TD late in the first quarter and a 16-yard run up the middle midway through the second quarter as the Bruins took control. Both of those runs capped 16-play possessions, which is the first time the Bruins have had a pair of scoring drives of 15 plays or more since a game against Texas in 2014.

He extended UCLA's lead to 35-7 with 10:40 remaining in the third quarter with a 15-yard touchdown.

THE TAKEAWAY

Arizona State: Edwards was happy his team showed some spark in the second half and wasn't completely run out of the Rose Bowl, but there are plenty of corrections his staff has to make going into the bye week.

"To the player's credit they played a lot better in the second half," he said. "But to play a game like that, since I've been here I've never been involved in that. I don't know what that is. I can't explain it."

UCLA: The Bruins have won consecutive games for only the second time in Kelly's two-year tenure and are only a game back in the South Division.

"The best thing I can say is that the Baby Bruins are growing up and it's fun to see," Kelly said. "We still have a lot of things to work on, but they've gotten better week by week."

UP NEXT

Arizona State: Has an off week before hosting USC on Nov. 9. The Sun Devils are 5-4 against the Trojans after they lost 11 straight from 2000-10.

UCLA: Host Colorado next Saturday. The Bruins have won six of the seven games played at the Rose Bowl.

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Passing

AzSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Daniels 29 20 69.0 3 267 41 0 132.4
UCLA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. Thompson-Robinson 23 16 69.6 2 176 29 0 120.9

Rushing

AzSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Daniels 13 67 5.2 22 1
E. Benjamin 13 46 3.5 20 0
UCLA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Kelley 34 164 4.8 24 4
K. Allen 8 22 2.8 8 0

Receiving

AzSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
F. Darby 6 110 18.3 36 2
B. Aiyuk 6 82 13.7 19 0
UCLA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
E. Fernea 3 45 15.0 29 0
K. Philips 3 39 13.0 20 1

Fumbles

AzSt F FL
E. Benjamin 1 1
UCLA F FL
D. Thompson-Robinson 2 2

Returning

AzSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Aiyuk 2 25.5 0 30 1 31.0 0 31
UCLA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Felton 2 22.0 0 26 0 - 0 0
M. Lynch 1 7.0 0 7 0 - 0 0

Punting

AzSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
M. Turk 3 141 47.0 67
UCLA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Lees 2 88 44.0 46

Takeaways

AzSt Int Yds InTD
D. Butler 0 0 0
C. Lucas 0 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

AzSt UCLA
Points For 32 42
Total Yards 383 393
Rushing Yards 116 217
Passing Yards 267 176
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/29 16/23
Turnovers 1 3
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/1 3/3
First Downs 18 27
Penalties - Yards 9/72 9/47
Time Of Possession 30:30 30:30
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 6/12 7/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/2 3/3
Punts - Average Yards 3/47 2/44

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter AzSt UCLA
UCLA 4:07 TD Joshua Kelley 1 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 0 7
AzSt 7:24 TD Jayden Daniels 1 yd run (Cristian Zendejas kick) 7 7
UCLA 14:46 TD Joshua Kelley 5 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 7 14
2nd Quarter AzSt UCLA
UCLA 10:38 TD Joshua Kelley 16 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 7 21
UCLA 14:35 TD Kyle Philips 20 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 7 28
3rd Quarter AzSt UCLA
UCLA 4:20 TD Joshua Kelley 2 yd run (JJ Molson kick) 7 35
AzSt 7:37 FG Cristian Zendejas 30 yd FG 10 35
UCLA 14:14 TD Devin Asiasi 8 yd pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson (JJ Molson kick) 10 42
4th Quarter AzSt UCLA
AzSt 3:52 TD Frank Darby 12 yd pass from Jayden Daniels (Cristian Zendejas kick) 17 42
AzSt 8:56 TD Nolan Matthews 4 yd pass from Jayden Daniels (JAYDEN DANIELS 2pt run) 25 42
AzSt 14:20 TD Frank Darby 27 yd pass from Jayden Daniels (Cristian Zendejas kick) 32 42

Game Information

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
Attendance: 39,811
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