Texas 49, UCLA 20 (final)
Texas turned the tables.
Embarrassed last season in Austin when they were run over by UCLA in a three-touchdown loss, the Longhorns delivered payback in an even bigger way Saturday at the Rose Bowl.
With a lot of help from the host Bruins.
UCLA committed four turnovers, including three first-half interceptions of passes thrown by Kevin Prince, and the Bruins were unable to recover.
Texas, ranked No. 23 by Associated Press, ran its record to 3-0 by running and passing at will. Sophomore Case McCoy completed 12 of 15 passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Malcolm Brown ran for 110 yards and a touchdown in 22 carries.
And the UCLA running game, unstoppable in this matchup a year ago, simply couldn't bust enough big plays to get the Bruins back in the game.
UCLA, which ran for 264 yards in a 34-12 win over Texas last season, gained 141 yards in 34 carries Saturday.
Prince, making the start at quarterback after missing last week's win over San Jose State because of a shoulder injury, was benched after having three of his seven passes picked off.
Richard Brehaut came on to complete eight of 19 passes for 150 yards.
UCLA is 1-2 and will open Pacific 12 Conference play next Saturday at Oregon State.
Texas 49, UCLA 20 (2:57 left in fourth quarter)
From start to finish, the Texas offense is cashing in opportunities provided by its defense.
Taking over at midfield after stuffing UCLA on a fourth-and-one play, the Longhorns drove 50 yards in 11 plays for their seventh touchdown in 11 possessions.
Texas 42, UCLA 20 (1:40 left in the third quarter)
The Longhorns own the Bruins’ defense at this point.
A 79-yard drive was capped when Fozzy Whitaker took a direct snap and sprinted 36 yards for a touchdown. Poor tackling by UCLA and a facemask penalty on cornerback Sheldon Price helped out.
Texas has 200 yards rushing in the game.
UCLA guard Sean Sheller will not return after injuring his right arm. Chris Ward has replaced him.
Texas 35, UCLA 20 (4:29 left in the third quarter)
The Bruins grind out a 55-yard drive to keep the Longhorns within eyesight.
Derrick Coleman’s second effort on a fourth-and-one play got UCLA a touchdown. It was Coleman’s second touchdown of the game.
On the drive, guard Sean Sheller sustained what appeared to be an injury to his left arm. He was taken to the locker room for an examination.
Texas 35, UCLA 13 (9:38 left in the third quarter)
Texas, which has lost three consecutive games to UCLA, seems to have purpose. The Longhorns answer the Bruins’ field goal with a 71-yard touchdown drive.
UCLA cornerback Sheldon Price helped out, tipping a long pass into the hands of receiver Mike Davis. The 45-yard completion gave Texas a first down on the Bruins' five-yard line.
How much do the Longhorns want this game? They went with a gadget play instead of running the ball from the five.
Quarterback Case McCoy flipped the ball to receiver Jason Shipley on a reverse. Shipley stopped and tossed a pass to D.J. Grant for the touchdown.
Texas 28, UCLA 13 (12:39 left in third quarter)
The second half begins where the first half left off for UCLA.
Richard Brehaut connected with Jordon James on a 40-yard pass play, setting up a 49-yard field goal by Jeff Locke.
It’s the second long field goal of the game for Locke, who is handling all the Bruins’ kicking duties with Kip Smith out with an injured hip flexor. Locke made a 51-yard kick just before halftime.
Texas 28, UCLA 10 (halftime)
UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince completed three passes to Bruins’ receivers. He threw three more passes into the arms of Texas defensive backs.
That summed up a first half during which Texas dominated.
The Texas story is Case McCoy, who is carving up the Bruins. McCoy has completed nine of 12 passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns.
The Longhorns intercepted Prince passes to end the Bruins' first three drives. Texas converted all three into touchdowns, including a 45-yard pass from McCoy to D.J. Grant.
Richard Brehaut replaced Prince. UCLA got a one-yard touchdown run from Derrick Coleman and a 51-yard field goal from Jeff Locke, who is handling all the UCLA kicking duties because of an injury to Kip Smith.
McCoy capped Texas' final possession of the half by completing four of six passes on 59-yard touchdown drive. That included eluding two UCLA players before completing a 25-yard pass to Mike Davis. McCoy threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Grant on the following play.
Texas also had 116 yards rushing in the half.
Texas 21, UCLA 7 (6:49 left in the first half)
Richard Brehaut is at quarterback, Derrick Coleman is at running back and the Bruins move the ball.
Brehaut did nothing spectacular, but he didn’t hand the ball over to the Longhorns -- unlike starting quarterback Kevin Prince, who had three passes intercepted. Brehaut completed one pass for 13 yards on the drive.
Coleman did the bulk of the work, with 42 yards rushing on the 74-yard touchdown drive, including a 27-yard run to the Texas one-yard line. He scored on the next play.
Texas 21, UCLA 0 (11:36 left in second quarter)
Another interception. Another touchdown.
It’s starting to look like the Texas game plan.
Kevin Prince had a third pass intercepted, this time by Kenny Vacaro. The Longhorns then ran over the Bruins on their ensuing possession, with Malcolm Brown going 16 yards for the touchdown.
Brown ran out of a shoe and over safety Tony Dye on the play.
Richard Brehaut has replaced Prince at quarterback.
Texas 14, UCLA 0 (late first quarter)
The Bruins waste an opportunity. The Longhorns don’t.
Jaxon Shipley fumbled a punt, giving UCLA the ball at the Texas 19-yard line. But on third down, quarterback Kevin Prince was pressured and had his pass tipped, with Adrian Phillips coming up with the interception.
Texas drove 71 yards in 11 plays, getting 59 yards on the ground. Fozzy Whitaker strolled untouched into the end zone on an eight-yard touchdown run with 1 minute 56 seconds left in the first quarter.
Texas 7, UCLA 0 (early first quarter)
The Longhorns converted an intercepted pass into a touchdown.
Carrington Byndom picked off a poorly thrown pass by Kevin Prince, giving Texas the ball at the UCLA 45-yard line. Two plays later, Case McCoy connected with a ridiculously wide open D.J. Grant, who coasted into the end zone on a 45-yard yard touchdown pass.
The interception was on Prince’s first pass since he sprained his right shoulder against Houston in the season opener two weeks ago.
Kevin Prince will start at quarterback for UCLA today against Texas at the Rose Bowl.
Prince missed last week’s game against San Jose State because of a sprained right shoulder. He was the Bruins’ starting quarterback in the season opener against Houston, but injured his shoulder and sustained a concussion when he was upended on a scramble in the second quarter.
Richard Brehaut started against San Jose State.
Prince engineered a 34-12 victory over Texas in Austin last season.
Photo: UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince is rushed into a pass by Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson, resulting in an interception in the first quarter Saturday at the Rose Bowl. Credit: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times