UCLA 31, Nevada 13, 9:57 left in third quarter
A big play by the UCLA defense has finally given the Bruins some breathing room.
Kenny Orjioke laid out to block a Chase Tenpenny punt and Phillip Ruhl latched onto the bouncing ball and returned it four yards for a touchdown.
So, just when it looked like things were turning in Nevada's favor, UCLA has scored twice in a little more than five minutes.
UCLA 24, Nevada 13, 11:03 left in third quarter
So much for any momentum Nevada may have carried over from that last-minute score just before halftime.
Brett Hundley scored on an 11-yard run less than four minutes into the half.
Hundley has run for 60 yards and two touchdowns in six carries.
UCLA leads Nevada, 17-13, at halftime at the Rose Bowl.
Some statistics from a closer-than-expected first half:
UCLA holds a 283-246 advantage in total yardage.
Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley has completed 10 of 17 passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. He also has run three times for 36 yards and a touchdown.
Hundley, a national award candidate, has been matched by Nevada's Cody Fajardo, a junior from Anaheim Servite High.
Fajardo has completed 12 of 17 passes for 106 yards and run 14 times for 77 yards and a touchdown.
Jordan James of UCLA leads all rushers with 108 yards in 14 carries.
UCLA 17, Nevada 13, 0:07 left in second quarter