UCLA 41, Washington 31

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PASADENA, Calif. -- It took Myles Jack nine weeks to finally get his chance to play running back at UCLA.
It has taken the talented freshman just two weeks to establish himself as one of the best backs in the Pacific-12 conference.
All while still maintaining his day job as a full-time linebacker.
Jack scored four touchdowns on Friday night as No. 13 UCLA held off Washington 41-31 at the Rose Bowl.
His first three scores put UCLA up 27-7 and his fourth gave the Bruins some breathing room at 34-24 after Washington pulled within three points in the third quarter.
UCLA put Washington away early in the fourth quarter when quarterback Brett Hundley connected with wide receiver Devin Lucien on a 40-yard touchdown to make it 41-24.
Hundley finished with 159 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-22 passing.
UCLA (8-2, 5-2) won its second straight game and remains firmly entrenched in the race for the Pac-12 South Division title and a spot in the conference championship game.
Washington (6-4, 3-4) lost for the first time in three games and now might have to move on without quarterback Keith Price, who injured a shoulder late in the first half and did not return.
Price left with 181 yards and a touchdown on 10-of-18 passing. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Cyler Miles, who finished with 133 yards and two touchdowns and helped guide the Huskies within 27-24.
But too much Jack and too many turnovers did the Huskies in.
A fumble on Washington's first possession paved the way for the Bruins' first score when UCLA forced the ball from Huskies tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Antony Jefferson fell on it at the Washington 36-yard line.
Seven plays later, Jack pulled three Huskies with him into the end zone and UCLA led 7-0.
A second Washington turnover, this one a fumble by running back Bishop Sankey that UCLA's defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes picked up and advanced 6 yards, led to another Bruins touchdown when Hundley threw 2 yards to Cassius Mark to make it 14-0.
The Huskies answered with an eight-play, 95-yard drive to make it 14-7 on Sankey's 2-yard run.
But the Bruins added touchdowns on their next two possessions on runs of 1 and 2 yards by Jack and UCLA led 27-7.
Washington went to work at that point, cutting the Bruins' lead to 27-24 in the third quarter on Price's 2-yard touchdown throw to wide receiver Jaydon Mikens, kicker Travis Coons' 34-yard field goal and Miles' 1-yard pass to Seferian-Jenkins.
The Huskies finished with four turnovers.

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