Scores

Final

UCLA 7

(4-6, 2-5 Pac-12)

Washington 24

(4-6, 3-4 Pac-12)

Coverage: ESPN

8:00 PM ET, November 18, 2010

Husky Stadium, SEATTLE, WA

1 2 3 4 T
UCLA 7 0 0 07
WASH 0 7 3 1424

Top Performers

Passing: J. Locker (WASH) - 68 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Polk (WASH) - 26 CAR, 138 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Aguilar (WASH) - 2 REC, 29 YDS

Jake Locker leads Washington past UCLA

Associated Press

SEATTLE -- Jake Locker scored on a 3-yard run in the first half, and Quinton Richardson returned an interception 28 yards for a touchdown with 6:22 left to help Washington keep its weak bowl hopes alive with an ugly 24-7 win over UCLA on Thursday night.

With Locker trying to protect a cracked rib, the Huskies (4-6, 3-4 Pac-10) turned to the combo of running back Chris Polk and freshman Jesse Callier. Polk carried 25 times for a career-high 138 yards and capped the second-best night of his career with a 2-yard TD plunge with 4:24 left.

Callier added 107 yards as the Huskies ran for a season-high 253 yards against the Bruins (4-6, 2-5).

Erik Folk kicked a 27-yard field goal on the first possession of the second half to give Washington a 10-7 lead. That remained in jeopardy until Richardson stepped in front of Darius Bell's pass.

Playing a prime-time Thursday game, the Huskies broke out all black uniforms for the first time in school history, even going as far as painting the end zones of Husky Stadium black.

They might want to consider doing it again.

In the final home game of his career, Locker was just 10 of 21 passing for 68 yards and an interception. He carried just four times for 9 yards as Washington coach Steve Sarkisian tried to protect the quarterback's tender ribs that kept him on the sideline Nov. 6 against Oregon.

Locker left to a huge ovation with 2 minutes remaining, replaced by freshman Keith Price.

But Washington's run game did more than enough to the Huskies' bowl hopes alive. Washington need to win at California on Nov. 27 and in the Apple Cup at Washington State on Dec. 4 to get the six wins needed to become bowl eligible.

Meanwhile, UCLA's hopes of going to a bowl game for the second straight season took a major hit. The Bruins close at Arizona State and at home against USC, needing to win both to get six victories.

For the moment, UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel would simply like a quarterback that can run a functional offense. Starter Richard Brehaut went to the bench midway through the third quarter after an awful incompletion that ended a Bruins drive at midfield.

After the game, Neuheisel said Brehaut suffered a concussion.

Brehaut was replaced by Bell, who had no previous playing experience. More of a running threat, Bell threw only three passes, the last one intercepted by Richardson. It was Washington's first interception return for a touchdown since Mason Foster's game-winning return against Arizona last season.

In his final home game, Foster continued his tremendous senior season with 14 tackles.

After throwing his interception, Bell was then replaced by Clayton Tunney as Neuheisel continued his revolving door of QBs. Tunney nearly threw an interception on his first pass and two throws later was picked off by safety Nate Fellner.

The trio of Bruins quarterbacks combined to go 6 of 25 with three interceptions. UCLA's offense, which rumbled for 97 yards in the first quarter behind the running of Johnathan Franklin, finished with just 163 total yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCLA
WASH
1st Downs1016
Total Yards163321
Passing5568
Rushing108253
Penalties8-997-66
3rd Down Conversions4-161-12
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers31
Possession29:1830:42

Passing Leaders

UCLAC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brehaut5/14423.001
WashingtonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Locker10/21683.201

Rushing Leaders

UCLACARYDSAVGTDLG
Franklin18532.9131
Coleman7304.308
WashingtonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Polk261385.3132
Callier1010710.7037

Receiving Leaders

UCLARECYDSAVGTDLG
Embree11616.0016
Franklin2157.5011
WashingtonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Aguilar22914.5022
Kearse3175.708

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCLAWASH
TD05:20Johnathan Franklin 31 Yd Run (Kai Forbath Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERUCLAWASH
TD05:57Jake Locker 3 Yd Run (Erik Folk Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERUCLAWASH
FG11:06Erik Folk 27 Yd 710
FOURTH QUARTERUCLAWASH
TD06:22Quinton Richardson 28 Yd Interception Return (Erik Folk Kick) 717
TD04:24Chris Polk 2 Yd Run (Erik Folk Kick) 724