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Olson struggles as Utah pounds UCLA

Sep 16, 2007 - 4:19 AM SALT LAKE CITY (Ticker) -- Ben Olson's first start against Utah was a dream, but the second go-around was a nightmare.

Olson threw three interceptions and No. 11 UCLA continued to struggle on defense as the Bruins were crushed by the Utes, 44-6, on Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

Last year, Olson made his first start as a Bruin and led UCLA to a 31-10 season-opening triumph over the Utes at the Rose Bowl, completing 25-of-33 passes for 318 yards and three touchdowns.

He wasn't nearly as sharp Saturday, completing 20-of-40 passes for 290 yards without a touchdown. He was also sacked five times and lost a fumble.

"I take responsibility for making poor decisions and not taking care of the ball," Olson said. "I need to play better."

"We kept them off balance," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. "We never let their quarterback get comfortable and get a rhythm going."

Utah (1-2) had lost its first two games of the season and was 0-8 against UCLA all-time, but Tommy Grady and the Utes finally cranked up the offense.

The Utes scored only two TDs in their first two games but had five on Saturday. Grady threw a TD pass in each of the first two quarters as Utah opened a 14-6 lead at the half. UCLA never got back in the game over the final two quarters.

Louie Sakoda kicked field goals of 47 and 45 yards and Grady threw a 12-yard TD pass to Dallin Rogers in the third quarter as Utah extended its lead to 24-6.

Darrell Mack, who caught a 12-yard TD pass in the second quarter, scored two TDs in fourth quarter and Sakoda added a 45-yard field goal to finish off the rout.

Playing in place of Brian Johnson, who injured his shoulder in Utah's season opener, Grady was 19-of-32 for 263 yards and four TDs. Mack added 108 yards rushing on 19 carries and had three receptions for 34 yards.

Kai Forbath kicked a 45-yard field goal in the first quarter and a 52-yarder in the second for the Bruins (2-1).

"There is not even enough time to discuss all the issues we had today," UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. "We did not play close to our potential and were never in sync."








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UCLA (11) 3 3 0 0 6
    UTAH 7 7 13 17 44 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTAH - TD, MARQUIS WILSON 53 YD PASS FROM
    TOMMY GRADY (LOUIE SAKODA
    KICK), 2:59. UTAH 7-0
    UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 45 YD, 6:45. UTAH
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 52 YD, 6:35. UTAH
    7-6
    UTAH - TD, DA

    Sep 15 8:25 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH
    DARRELL MACK 4 YD RUN
    (LOUIE SAKODA KICK)
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 44 7:49 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 8:03 PM
  • hangtime79 Turnover...ouch. How did this team make it to 11 in the poles. Utah winning it going away.

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 8:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UTAH
    LOUIE SAKODA 44 YD
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 37 8:51 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:59 PM
  • 64
    roots
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    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:53 PM
  • 59
    roots
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    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:52 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH
    DARRELL MACK 5 YD PASS FROM TOMMY GRADY
    (LOUIE SAKODA KICK)
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 34 12:28 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:47 PM


  • NCAAF END, 3RD QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UCLA (11) 3 3 0 6
    UTAH 7 7 13 27 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTAH - TD, MARQUIS WILSON 53 YD PASS FROM
    TOMMY GRADY (LOUIE SAKODA
    KICK), 2:59. UTAH 7-0
    UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 45 YD, 6:45. UTAH
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 52 YD, 6:35. UTAH
    7

    Sep 15 7:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UTAH
    LOUIE SAKODA 45 YD
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 27 4:07 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH
    DALLIN ROGERS 12 YD PASS FROM CORBIN LOUKS
    (LOUIE SAKODA KICK)
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 24 5:55 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:26 PM


  • NCAAF
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 17 6:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 7:15 PM
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    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 6:51 PM


  • NCAAF HALFTIME
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UCLA (11) 3 3 6
    UTAH 7 7 14 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTAH - TD, MARQUIS WILSON 53 YD PASS FROM
    TOMMY GRADY (LOUIE SAKODA
    KICK), 2:59. UTAH 7-0
    UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 45 YD, 6:45. UTAH
    7-3
    2ND QUARTER: UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 52 YD, 6:35. UTAH
    7-6
    UTAH

    Sep 15 6:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH
    DARRELL MACK 12 YD PASS FROM TOMMY GRADY
    (LOUIE SAKODA KICK)
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 14 0:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 6:32 PM
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    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 6:32 PM


  • NCAAF
    FG UCLA
    KAI FORBATH 52 YD
    UCLA (11) 6
    UTAH 7 8:25 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 6:06 PM


  • NCAAF END, 1ST QTR
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UCLA (11) 3 3
    UTAH 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTAH - TD, MARQUIS WILSON 53 YD PASS FROM
    TOMMY GRADY (LOUIE SAKODA
    KICK), 2:59. UTAH 7-0
    UCLA - FG, KAI FORBATH 45 YD, 6:45. UTAH
    7-3

    Sep 15 5:49 PM


  • NCAAF
    UCLA (11) 3
    UTAH 7 7:45 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 5:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTAH
    MARQUIS WILSON 53 YD PASS FROM TOMMY GRADY
    (LOUIE SAKODA KICK)
    UCLA (11) 0
    UTAH 7 12:01 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    UCLA(11) vs. UtahSep 15 5:14 PM