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Cowan-Breazell connection helps UCLA down Arizona State

Nov 19, 2006 - 6:54 AM TEMPE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Patrick Cowan and Brandon Breazell made the most of their connections.

Cowan and Breazell hooked up for a pair of touchdowns as UCLA posted a 24-12 Pac-10 conference victory over Arizona State.

Cowan opened the scoring with a 56-yard pass to Breazell in the first quarter and the duo bookended the contest with a 35-yard TD with 6:41 remaining. Those were Breazell's only catches of the game.

Once again filling in for the injured Ben Olson, Cowan completed 14-of-24 passes for 187 yards without an interception for the Bruins (6-5, 4-4 Pac-10), who won here for the first time since 1994.

UCLA took a 14-3 lead on a one-yard run by Chane Moline on the first play of the second quarter, but Arizona State (6-5, 3-5) pulled within two points after field goals of 35, 20 and 20 yards by Jesse Ainsworth, the last 3:52 into the second half.

But UCLA countered with a 27-yard field goal by Justin Medlock in the final minute of the third quarter for a 17-12 cushion, and Cowan and Breazell put the game out of reach soon thereafter.

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