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Pac-12 football: UCLA rallies past Nebraska

Published September 14, 2013 11:38 pm

Pac-12 • Still mourning receiver's death, UCLA wins.
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Lincoln, Neb. • UCLA's emotional week ended with the Bruins making the biggest comeback by a visitor to Memorial Stadium in nearly a century.

Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes while No. 16 UCLA wiped out an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 and stun into silence a record crowd of 91,471 on Saturday.

The win came six days after UCLA receiver Nick Pasquale was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while he was walking in his hometown and a day before coaches and teammates travel to San Clemente, Calif., for his memorial service.

The Bruins wore No. 36 patches on their jerseys in memory of Pasquale. The Huskers wore No. 36 decals on their helmets, and there was a moment of silence for Pasquale before the game.

The Huskers (2-1) looked to be in total control in the first half. Then they had a flashback to last year at the Rose Bowl, when they couldn't stop Hundley and an offense that had 653 yards in a 36-30 Bruins' win.

"The first half there was so much emotion, I'm not going to lie," Hundley said. "I just had so much emotion going into the game. There were a lot of things that added up to it. After the first half, everything slowed down and we got back to playing football and came out with the win."

The 18 points marked the biggest deficit overcome by a Nebraska opponent in Lincoln since Washington State erased a 20-0 halftime deficit to win 21-20 in 1920.

No. 2 Oregon 59, Tennessee 14 • In Eugene, Ore., Marcus Mariota threw for a career-high 456 yards and four touchdowns and Oregon handed Tennessee (2-1) its first loss of the season.

No. 5 Stanford 34, Army 20 • In West Point, N.Y., Kevin Hogan threw for three touchdowns, Tyler Gaffney had two TDs and 132 yards rushing, and Stanford beat Army.

No. 19 Washington 34, Illinois 24 • In Chicago Keith Price threw for 342 yards and two touchdowns, Bishop Sankey ran for a career-high 208 yards and Washington got a rare road win, beating Illinois at Soldier Field.

USC 35, Boston College 7 • In Los Angeles, Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, and Tre Madden had his third straight 100-yard rushing game for the Trojans.

No. 4 Ohio State 52, California 34 • In Berkeley, Calif., Kenny Guiton threw three of his four TD passes in the first six minutes of his first career start and Ohio State rolled to its 15th straight victory.