The Bruins' College Football Playoff and Rose Bowl hopes took a hit Saturday as the Ducks racked up points to seal the victory.
No. 9 UCLA football (6-1, 3-1 Pac-12) saw its undefeated season end at the hands of No. 10 Oregon (6-1, 4-0 Pac-12) on Saturday in Eugene, losing the game 45-30.
In the first top-10 vs. top-10 matchup in the Pac-12 since 2016, the Bruins didn't rise to the occasion, and their nine-game winning streak that began in 2021 was officially snapped.
It wasn't for lack of trying, or not moving the ball, as UCLA scored on its first five drives of the day and six of its seven drives overall.
Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson still completed 69.2% of his attempts for 259 yards, while running back Zach Charbonnet gained 182 yards from scrimmage at 7.6 yards per touch.
The game started with the two sides trading scores and the score was tied 10–10 at the start of the second quarter.
Oregon went up 17-10 on a 49-yard bomb, but instead of giving it back to UCLA and giving them a chance to tie it, coach Dan Lanning called a surprise onside kick.
The Ducks recovered and put together another touchdown drive, going up by two scores a few minutes later on the stolen possession.
UCLA was in a hole from that point on, and having to settle for a field goal on their opening drive when a holding penalty erased a touchdown suddenly stung a lot more.