The Bruins nearly blew a 24-point lead in the fourth, but their offense was enough to lock down the win against the No. 15 team in the country.
The Huskies closed it down the stretch, but the Bruins' high-powered offense was able to pull one out and secure the Rose Bowl win.
UCLA Football (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) pulled off an upset win over No. 15 Washington (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) on Friday night, holding off a big comeback attempt with a 40-32 victory. The Bruins led 40-16 early in the fourth quarter, only to see that lead dissolve to eight in the final minute.
It took a third-down strike from quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson to keep tight end Hudson Habermehl and the clock ticking down once the Huskies burned through their timeout, only adding to the signal-caller's big-time performance.
With Thompson-Robinson leading the charge, the Bruins didn't punt until less than eight minutes remained in the final quarter.
Thompson-Robinson racked up 315 yards and three touchdowns through the air on 24-of-33 passing, while also adding another 53 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Thompson-Robinson's favorite target Friday was Duke transfer receiver Jake Bobo, who had six catches for 142 yards and two touchdowns — both career highs.
Zach Charbonnet also had his fair share of carries, with 22 carries for 124 yards and a touchdown of his own. UCLA averaged 6.9 yards per play on the night, and needed every one of their 499 total yards to win.