PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Josh Rosen threw one touchdown and ran for another, Soso Jamabo rushed for three touchdowns and UCLA held off UNLV 42-21 on Saturday.
Rosen had 267 yards passing, Jamabo rushed for 90 yards as the Bruins (1-1) and Brandon Stephens added 71 yards rushing.
Fabian Moreau intercepted passes by the Rebels’ Johnny Stanton twice, taking the first back 52 yards to set up a short touchdown run by Jamabo.
Stanton had 153 yards passing for UNLV (1-1), which fell to 4-16 all-time against Pac-12 teams. Devonte Boyd had five receptions for 84 yards. Lexington Thomas added 112 yards rushing and one touchdown.
Stanton found Mekhi Stevenson for a 14-yard touchdown pass late in the first half and scored on an 11-yard run in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 28-21, but UCLA responded with touchdown runs from Bolu Olorunfunmi and Rosen in the fourth quarter to pull away.