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Austin replay: UCLA embarrasses Longhorns again

Longhorns running back Jeremy Hills can’t bear to watch as UCLA finishes off its upset of Texas. Longhorns running back Jeremy Hills can’t bear to watch as UCLA finishes off its upset of Texas. (Eric Gay/Associated Press)
Associated Press / September 26, 2010

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Thirteen years after “Rout 66,’’ UCLA produced another stunner: The Bruins walloped Texas again.

Johnathan Franklin rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown, Kevin Prince ran for a score and passed another, and UCLA beat the seventh-ranked Longhorns, 34-12, yesterday in Austin, Texas.

Back in 1997, the Bruins crushed Texas, 66-3, in the same stadium, and their first trip back to Austin since had Texas fans baffled and booing again — at least until they left early. The Bruins forced four first-half turnovers and chewed up the nation’s No. 2 rushing defense with 264 yards on the ground.

“It was a rear-end kicking,’’ Texas coach Mack Brown said. “This one’s embarrassing for me.’’

After an 0-2 start, including a 35-0 home loss to Pac-10 rival Stanford, the Bruins (2-2) have put up impressive consecutive wins over Top 25 teams.

“It’s too early in the season to pound our chest and say, ‘We’re here,’ ’’ UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel said. “But it will be a fun trip home.’’

Texas (3-1) lost its first home game since 2007 against Kansas State and scored its fewest points at home since a 12-7 loss to Texas A&M in 2006.

Boise St. 37, Oregon St. 24 — Kellen Moore completed 19 of 27 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns, Doug Martin rumbled for 138 yards, and the host No. 3 Broncos (3-0) overcame a litany of special teams miscues and penalties to hold off the No. 24 Beavers (1-2) and win their 57th straight home game.

Oregon State’s Jacquizz Rodgers was held to 46 yards on 18 carries and a 4-yard TD run in the third quarter. James Rodgers was knocked out by an apparent concussion in the third quarter.

Ohio St. 73, E. Michigan 20 — Dane Sanzenbacher tied two school records by catching four touchdown passes from Terrelle Pryor, and the No. 2 Buckeyes (4-0) scored their most points in 60 years in a rout of the visiting Eagles.

Nebraska 17, South Dakota St. 6 — Rex Burkhead and Kyler Reed scored on consecutive series in the first half, but the sixth-ranked Cornhuskers (4-0), off to their best start since 2005, turned in an uninspired performance against the FCS Jackrabbits (0-3) in Lincoln, Neb.

Oklahoma 31, Cincinnati 29 — Landry Jones passed for 370 yards and two touchdowns and Ryan Broyles had his seventh straight 100-yard receiving game as the eighth-ranked Sooners (4-0) withstood a late rally by the host Bearcats (1-3) to stay unbeaten.

Florida 48, Kentucky 14 — Trey Burton scored six touchdowns, breaking former Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow’s school record, and the No. 9 Gators (4-0, 2-0 SEC) beat the visiting Wildcats for the 24th consecutive time.

Burton became the fourth player in SEC history to score six times in a single game and first since Auburn’s Cadillac Williams in 2003.

The win made coach Urban Meyer the sixth fastest coach in NCAA history to reach 100 career wins. He improved to 100-18 at Florida, Utah, and Bowling Green, hitting the century mark faster than anyone except Gil Dobie (108 games), George Woodruff (109), Bud Wilkinson (111), Fielding Yost (114), and Knute Rockne (117).

Wisconsin 70, Austin Peay 3 — Freshman James White rushed for four TDs, Scott Tolzien threw for three more scores, and the No. 11 Badgers (4-0) scored the most points in school history in routing the Governors in Madison.

Auburn 35, South Carolina 27 — Cam Newton rushed for 176 yards and three touchdowns and passed for two more scores as the host No. 17 Tigers (4-0, 2-0 SEC) overcame a 20-7 deficit to knock off the No. 12 Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1).

Utah 56, San Jose St. 3 — Jordan Wynn threw for two touchdowns in his first game since the season opener and eight players scored as the No. 13 Utes (4-0) earned their 20th straight home win.

LSU 20, West Virginia 14 — Patrick Peterson returned a punt 60 yards for a score and blocked a field goal to lift the No. 15 Tigers (4-0) past the 22d-ranked Mountaineers (3-1) in Baton Rouge.

Stanford 37, Notre Dame 14 — Owen Marecic scored on a run and interception return 13 seconds apart and Nate Whitaker kicked a career-high five field goals, leading the No. 16 Cardinal (4-0) past the host Fighting Irish (1-3).

Iowa 45, Ball State 0 — Ricky Stanzi threw for 288 yards and three touchdowns and the host No. 18 Hawkeyes (3-1) bounced back from last week’s loss at Arizona by trouncing the Cardinals.

Southern Cal 50, Washington St. 16 — Matt Barkley completed 16 of 25 passes for 290 yards and three touchdowns as the No. 20 Trojans (4-0, 1-0 Pac-10) overwhelmed the host Cougars (1-3, 0-1).

Michigan 65, Bowling Green 21 — Star quarterback Denard Robinson and backup Tate Forcier left the game with left knee injuries but the No. 21 Wolverines (4-0) blasted the visiting Falcons — and then got the good news that both QBs would be ready to return next week.

Penn St. 22, Temple 13 — Collin Wagner tied a school record with five field goals, Evan Royster ran for 187 yards, and the No. 23 Nittany Lions (3-1) dominated the second half defensively to survive a scare from the visiting Owls (3-1).

Michigan St. 45, Northern Colorado 7 — Kirk Cousins threw for 290 yards and two touchdowns, and the No. 25 Spartans (4-0) had no trouble handling the visiting Bears (2-2) without coach Mark Dantonio, who is still recovering from a mild heart attack suffered after last week’s win over Notre Dame.