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Bruins Need Late Rally to Beat UW, 21-17

UCLA played poor football for the first 30 minutes and struggled for the next 30, but managed a win anyway. A fourth down conversion and a 40-yard Drew Olsen to Marcus Everett play on the final UCLA possession set up the Bruins game-winning touchdown with 1:08 left. While the Huskies fall to 1-3 on the season, the Bruins improve to 4-0, but it wasn't easy. Washington surprised me by running the ball effectively: the Huskies finished with 213 yards rushing. On the other side, UCLA's Maurice Drew, who rushed for over 300 yards in this game last year, finished Saturday night's matchup with a meager 33 yards on 14 carries.

Next week's game at the Rose Bowl will feature two of the remaining three undefeated Pac-10 teams as UCLA takes on 5-0 Cal. The Bears will by far be the Bruins toughest opponent so far this season: Cal has as many wins (5) as all four of UCLA's previous opponents combined.

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