1st Down: UCLA have ended the hopes of an unbeaten season for the Washington Huskies, doing so on Friday by taking down their Pac 12 rivals 40-32 in LA to move themselves to 5-0 on the campaign. The Bruins took a 26-10 lead into the half and also led 40-16 after three, showing their level of dominance for much of the contest in which many expected the hosts to fall having previously played a lower level of competition. At quarterback, there was a real duel to be had as Bruins QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 24-33 for 315 yards and three TD’s.
Michael Penix, on the losing side of the equation, finished with 345 yards and four touchdown tosses on 33-48. He also threw two interceptions for the #15 Huskies in their first loss of the season. In other college football action, #19 BYU defended home turf by beating in-state rival Utah State 38-26 on Friday evening. The Cougars, now 4-1, fell behind early and were tied at the half with the struggling Aggies, but a strong third and fourth pushed them over the top. Jaren Hall had three touchdown throws and 274 through the air. Tulane defeated Houston in overtime on the night, winning 27-24 while UTSA beat MTSU, fresh off a win over Miami, 45-30. Boise State and UNLV also recorded victories.