UCLA beats No. 18 Utah 17-9, 1 win from Pac-12 title game

Nov 21, 2015 9:41 PM by Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - UCLA's Josh Rosen threw for 220 yards and a touchdown and the Bruins beat No. 18 Utah 17-9 on Saturday to move one game closer to the Pac-12 championship game.

The Bruins can earn a berth in the conference title game for the first time since 2012 with a win over crosstown rival USC next week. UCLA hasn't won the Pac-12 since 1998.

The Bruins scored touchdowns on two long drives to start the first and third quarters and that was enough against the short-handed Utes. Star running back Devontae Booker is out for the remainder of the regular season after having knee surgery Thursday.

Rosen, UCLA's freshman star, completed 15 of 30 passes and had a 122.6 quarterback rating. Paul Perkins added 98 rushing yards and a touchdown while Jordan Payton had a game-high 105 receiving yards.

Utah's Travis Wilson threw for 110 yards and rushed for 67 while Joe Williams, who took over for Booker, ran for 121 yards.

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