UCLA wins EagleBank Bowl

For a half it looked like Temple, the team from Philadelphia that was used to the frigid conditions in Washington, would run away with this one.

Master motivator Rick Neuheisal had other ideas.

The UCLA head coach, in a bowl game for the first time since 2002, when he was the head coach at Washington, had t-shirts made saying, “our finest hour.” In the second half, it was.

Kevin Prince completed 16-of-21 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns before leaving with an injury during UCLA’s final drive, leading the Bruins to a 30-21 victory in the EagleBank Bowl Tuesday night in Washington.

For the Bruins the second half was all about defense. Akeem Ayers had a interception return for a touchdown to give UCLA its first lead in the fourth quarter. It was the second interception of the half for the UCLA defense.

The half also saw the Bruins hold Temple on fourth down in the redzone and force a quick three-and-out on Temple’s final drive, that resulted in a long snap over the head of the punter and out of the back of the endzone.

The Bruins win bring the evens the bowl record for the Pac-10 at 2-2.

One Response to “UCLA wins EagleBank Bowl”
  1. tlaugh51 says:

    Proud of my Bruins!Just the beginning of an improving program.

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