UCLA's Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns in this rout. UCLA dominated both in the air with 303 yards passing compared to 184 yards for Rice, and on the ground with 343 yards rushing compared to 174 for Rice. This was despite Rice having about 8 1/2 minutes more of possession than UCLA. Franklin's performance was 2 yards short of a career high. Quarterback Brett Hundley took the first snap of the game 72 yards for a touchdown. Rice was led by quarterback Taylor McHargue, who was 17 of 28 in passing for 179 yards and one interception; and had 129 yards rushing. In addition, Rice linebacker Cameron Nwosu set a NCAA record, blocking three PATs in the first half.
1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Brett Hundley 72-yard run (K. Fairbairn kick blockd); UCLA – Jerry Johnson 11-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick blockd); UCLA - Franklin 74-yard run (Fairbairn kick); RICE – Luke Willson 8-yard pass from T. McHargue (Chris Boswell kick); RICE - Boswell 53-yard field goal
2nd quarter scoring: RICE - McHargue 1-yard run (Boswell kick); UCLA – Devin Lucien 27-yard field goal; UCLA - Franklin 78-yard run (Fairbairn kick); RICE – Sam McGuffie 2-yard pass from McHargue (Boswell kick); UCLA – Damien Holmes 44-yard fumble recovery (Fairbairn kick blockd)
4th quarter scoring: UCLA – Joseph Fauria 4-yard pass from Hundley (Hundley pass failed); UCLA - Franklin 22-yard run (David Allen pass from Hundley)