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Montez scores 3 TD’s in Buffaloes win over the winless Bruins

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

This is not what UCLA Bruins head coach Chip Kelly expected in his first season with the team. His team has not won in 2018.

The Bruins lost to the Colorado Buffaloes, 38-16, on Friday night at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado.

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins
Steven Montez throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

This is the Buffaloes’ best start to the season at 4-0 since 1998. That season, Colorado won five straight games. They finished 8-4 that season.

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The team is now been one win away from last year’s win total. They went 5-7 overall. The team began on a three-game win streak, before losing seven of its last nine games.

The Bruins fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1971. That season, UCLA finished with a 2-7-1 record.

Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez went 22 of 26 for 237 yards. He also had a touchdown.

Travon McMillian had 21 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown. Laviska Shenault Jr. had 12 receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown.

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Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson went 17 of 35 for 138 yards. He also had a touchdown.

Joshua Kelley had 12 carries for 124 yards. Demetric Felton had three receptions for 49 yards.

Colorado outscored UCLA 24-3 in the second half. Shenault Jr. scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown. McMillan also scored on a six-yard rushing touchdown.

Montez added a 35-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. James Stefanou also connected on a 41-yard field goal.

JJ Molson gave the Bruins their lone second-half points on a 40-yard field goal.

The Buffaloes led 14-13 at halftime. Thompson-Robinson hit Michael Ezeike to give the Bruins a 7-0 lead. Molson also made two field goals.

Shenault Jr. caught a 57-yard touchdown reception from Montez. He also scored on a 10-yard rushing touchdown.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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