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Manfro, UCLA rout Virginia Tech in Sun Bowl

Posted: December 31, 2013 3:17 p.m.
Updated: December 31, 2013 3:17 p.m.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley (17) celebrates with teammates against Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl on Tuesday in El Paso, Texas.

 

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help No. 17 UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 on Tuesday in the Sun Bowl.

The Bruins (10-3) outscored the Hokies (8-5) 28-5 in the second half.

Valencia High graduate Steven Manfro ran for 31 yards on a season-high six carries for the Bruins. He also caught a pass for nine yards in one of his more involved offensive roles of the season.

Virginia Tech cut it to 14-10 on Michael Branthover's 22-yard field goal with 3:53 left in the third quarter. UCLA answered with a 12-play, 85-yard drive, capped by Paul Perkins's 5-yard run early in the fourth.

Hokies backup quarterback Mark Leal then threw a pass under heavy pressure that linebacker Myles Jack intercepted and returned 29 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-10.

Virginia Tech, which lost starting quarterback Logan Thomas to an injury in the second quarter, got its final points when UCLA punter Sean Covington stepped on the end line for a safety with 9:38 left.

UCLA pushed it to 35-12 on Hundley's 8-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Duarte with 7:31 to play. The Bruins stayed aggressive late, and Hundley fired a 59-yard scoring strike down the right sideline to Shaquelle Evans for another score with 5:49 remaining.

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