The Bruins kicked off to the Huskies to start the game and Jordan Zumwalt forced a fumble on an Austin Seferian-Jenkins reception that gave UCLA the ball on the 36-yard line. UCLA would capitalize with an 8-yard TD run by Myles Jack.
The UCLA defense stepped up once again as Tahaan Goodman forced a fumble on Bishop Sankey on his first snap of the game after coming in for Randal Goforth on an injury. The UCLA offense moved down the field again, thanks to a big 30-run by Malcolm Jones and a short TD pass to Cassius Marsh in the "doffense" package.
The Huskies drove down on a couple of big pass plays by Keith Price of 24 and 50 yards before a short TD run by Sankey got the game to 14-7. The Bruins moved down the field quickly with passes by Hundley, a big run and fumble by Myles Jack that was recovered by UCLA for about 20 extra yards preceded a pass by Devin Fuller to Roosevelt Davis got UCLA into the redzone. That drive was finished by a short TD run by Jack, his 2nd of the 1st quarter. A missed XP by Ka'imi Fairbairn kept the score at 20-7.
UCLA would force a 3-and-out and score again on a Myles Jack TD run to take a 27-7 lead in the second quarter. A TD pass by Washington was taken away on a very questionable hands-to-the-face call by the Huskies left guard. After that, UCLA got a big sack on third down by Ellis McCarthy and got the ball back. However, the drive was short-lived as Malcolm Jones fumbled while fighting for more yards and gave the Huskies the ball inside the 20-yard line.
Washington capitalized on back-to-back plays with poor discipline by Goforth to score and make it 27-14 in favor of UCLA. The Huskies would get their 3rd 45+ yard pass play and get in position to kick a FG to make it 27-17 at the end of the first half.