UCLA vs. Arizona State final score: 3 things we learned from Bruins’ 62-27 blowout – SB Nation
The Bruins saved up all their spare points from their first three games of the season just for you, Arizona State.
No. 11 UCLA is 4-0 and 1-0 in the Pac-12 after bombarding Arizona State in Tempe, 62-27. The Bruins rode a 42-3 midgame scoring run, turning a potential halftime deficit into a third-quarter blowout thanks to four scoring plays of 80 or more yards — two on catch-and-runs from quarterback Brett Hundley, who finished with 427 total yards and five touchdowns in this one after leaving early with injury against Texas.
The Bruins tacked on an 81-yard run by Paul Perkins in the fourth, giving them more 80-yard plays in one game than 125 other FBS teams have produced all year. On the night, they averaged a ludicrous 10.2 yards per play.
The 62 points scored is the most ASU has allowed in Sun Devil Stadium history
— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) September 26, 2014
ASU, which started backup quarterback Mike Bercovici due to a Taylor Kelly injury, did plenty of offensive damage of its own, with 622 yards, the most UCLA’s given up since at least 2007. But the Sun Devils made major mistakes in all three phases against the aggressive Bruins.
Three things we learned
1. UCLA’s capable of playing a full 60 minutes. Bruins fans are probably sick of hearing about their team’s lack of offense against Virginia and lack of defense against Memphis. But after those and a close win over Texas, UCLA was absolutely not looking worthy of its No. 11 ranking and preseason Playoff and Heisman hype.