Rosen leads No. 13 UCLA past Virginia 34-16 in stellar debut

Sep 5, 2015 10:04 PM by Ross Field

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Heralded freshman Josh Rosen passed for 351 yards and three touchdowns in a stellar debut for UCLA, leading the No. 13 Bruins to a 34-16 victory over Virginia on Saturday.

Thomas Duarte, Devin Fuller and defensive tackle Kenny Clark caught scoring passes from the 18-year-old Rosen, who went 28 for 35 with several stunning throws and no turnovers in an auspicious first game at the Rose Bowl.

The nation's top quarterback recruit stepped in for three-year starter Brett Hundley with remarkable poise, and the Bruins racked up 503 total yards to beat Virginia easily.

Matt Johns passed for 238 yards for the Cavaliers, who didn't reach the end zone until Taquan Mizzell's TD catch with 3:29 left in an ugly opener for embattled coach Mike London.

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