Osweiler leads ASU over UCLA

TEMPE, Ariz. — Backup Brock Osweiler threw for 380 yards and hit Aaron Pflugrad on two of his four touchdown passes, helping Arizona State keep its slim bowl hopes alive with a 55-34 victory over UCLA on Friday.

Arizona State (5-6, 3-5 Pac-10) lost starting quarterback Steven Threet to a head injury early and trailed 17-0 late in the first quarter. Osweiler rallied the Sun Devils with three TD passes in the first half, and Arizona State pulled away in the second on a 71-yard touchdown run by Cameron Marshall and Jamal Miles' 99-yard kickoff return.

Marshall ran for 147 yards and Arizona State had big goal-line stand in the third quarter.

UCLA (4-7, 2-6) rolled up 148 yards in the first quarter, but saw its bowl hopes fizzle as the Sun Devils piled up most of its 595 total yards after the game's first 12 minutes.

Bruins quarterback Richard Brehaut, back from last week's concussion, threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score.

This was essentially a playoff game between two losing teams; both needed to win their final two games to become bowl eligible.

Well, UCLA did.

Arizona State needed to beat UCLA, must beat Arizona in next week's rivalry game, then get some help.

Because the Sun Devils have two wins over FCS schools, they needed to reach seven wins — already off the table — or get to six, hope not enough teams are bowl eligible and get a waiver from the NCAA.

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