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San Jose State Can't Keep Up With UCLA; Bruins Nudge Spartans 27-17

The UCLA Bruins are not going to put this one in the classics vault, but they did get their first victory of the season. Stuck in a 17-17 sludgefest midway through the fourth quarter (including four turnovers on four straight drives by each team), the Bruins finally broke forward. The Sheldon Price interception (the last of the four turnovers) set up UCLA on San Jose State's 37, and they rode Derrick Coleman and Richard Brehaut short but steady rushes into the red zone. The Bruins then converted on a Kip Smith field goal to make it 20-17.

A San Jose State punt gave the Bruins first and ten at the UCLA 21, and then Johnathan Franklin (rushes of 9 and 27 yards) and Coleman (4, 15 and 24 yard rushes, the last for a touchdown) finally broke through against a stout Spartans defensive front. It concluded a rather unimpressive effort for UCLA, but it does have to give San Jose State a lot of hope that they're back on the right track that they can play this well against a Pac-12 unit.

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