TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Ishmael Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an interception 95 yards for another score, sparking No. 11 UCLA’s 62-27 trouncing of No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night.
UCLA (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) won its first three games by a combined 18 points against non-ranked opponents.
The Bruins turned a matchup of the past two Pac-12 South champions into a rout, scoring 28 points during a 7-minute span of the second and third quarters.
Brett Hundley returned from a left arm injury to throw for 355 yards and four touchdowns, including an 80-yarder to Jordan Payton to open the second half.
UCLA had 582 total yards and scored the most points by an opponent in the 55-year history of Sun Devil Stadium.
No. 24 Oklahoma State beats Texas Tech 45-35
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — As a former quarterback, Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy tends to be tough on his signal-callers.
He couldn’t find much to criticize about Daxx Garman’s performance Thursday night.
Garman threw for 370 yards and four touchdowns to help No. 24 Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 45-35. He completed 17 of 31 passes and ran for a score in his second start since stepping in for the injured J.W. Walsh.
“I thought he handled himself very well,” Gundy said. “It was his first Big 12 game and only his third game at this level. For the most part, he understood exactly what we wanted to do.”
Gundy picked at a few things, such as Garman’s decision to challenge defenders on runs late in the game.
“He needs to learn to slide at the end of the game,” Gundy said. “I told him get the first down and slide and he took a hit. That didn’t fire me up. But he competed.”