The UCLA Bruins (8-4) and the Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-7) will end their seasons tonight. They’ll play each other in the Foster Farms Bowl at 9:15 pm on ESPN from Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Ca.
The Cornhuskers are one of three 5-7 teams playing in bowl games this season. They are 2-3 on the road this season and finished 4th in the Big Ten West.
The Bruins finished with a 4-2 road record and they were 3rd in the Pac-12 South. Two to their road wins came against then 16th ranked Arizona Wildcats and then 13th ranked Utah Utes.
The Bruins will defeat the Cornhuskers 41-31. This is according to our whatifsports.com simulation.
UCLA dominated the game with time of possession at 33:40. Nebraska had 26:20.
UCLA also had 497 yards compared to Nebraska’s 440 yards.
Bruins star freshman Josh Rosen went 22-of-33 with 428 yards and four touchdowns with an interception. His counterpart, Tommy Armstrong went 17-of-29 for 272 yards and a touchdown.
Andy Janovich led the Cornhuskers with 68-yards rushing and a touchdown. Terrell Newby had 56-yards and a touchdown. Imani Cross added 24-yards and Armstrong had 20-yards.
Cethan Carter had 67 receiving yards while Brandi Reilly had 62-yards. Janovich added 50-yards and Jordan Westerkamp had 32-yards and a touchdown. Newby had 29-yards while Stanley Morgan had 18-yards and Alonzo Moore her 13-yards. Cross also had a yard.
Paul Perkins led UCLA with 73 rushing yards and a touchdown. Soso Jamabo had 15 rushing yards and Nate Starks had six-yards. Rosen had -25-yards.
Jordan Payton had 138 receiving yards and a touchdown. Thomas Duarte added 123-yards and two touchdowns. Perkins added 62-yards and Darren Andrews had 60-yards and a touchdown. Devin Fuller had 39-yards and Jamabo added six-yards.
The Cornhuskers defense came up big as they had four sacks and an interception. Nate Gerry had a sack and an interception.
Kevin Williams, Brad Simpson and Greg McMullen also had a sack.
The Bruins scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as Duarte caught a 55-yard touchdown reception. Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn connected on a 41-yard field goal to make it 41-24.
The Huskers final score came when Newby scored on a 16-yard run.
Janovich broke up they streak when he scored on a 56-yard run to make it 31-17.
UCLA had 31 unanswered points in the game to go up 31-10. Payton had a 30-yard touchdown reception and Andrews added a 19-yard touchdown reception, as well.
In the second quarter, Duarte had a 25-yard touchdown reception. Fairbairn made a 33-yard field goal as the Bruins went up 17-10.
The Bruins got on the board when Perkins scored on a four-yard run as they cut the lead to 10-7.
Nebraska had an early 10-0 lead. Drew Brown made a 40-yard field goal for an early 3-0 lead. Westerkamp made it 10-0 on a two-yard touchdown reception.
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