What a perfect situation for UCLA Coach Jim Mora.

The Bruins defeat New Mexico State, 59-13, and he is able to show some class at the end by emptying his bench and having his third-string quarterback take a knee at the one-yard line in the final seconds instead of piling on another touchdown.

Plus -- and this is big -- he has plenty of reasons to chew out his team, should he choose to do so, after a lopsided win.

Yes, there were plenty of positives for UCLA, but also way enough mistakes to keep the undefeated and No. 13-ranked Bruins humble.

For one, three turnovers inside the 20 yard line.

Also, 14 penalties for 128 yards -- including one, ahem, on Mora for unsportsmanlike conduct along the sideline.

Still, the Bruins improved to 3-0 and dropped New Mexico to 0-3. The Aggies have lost 15 straight games.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley completed 23 of 36 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns, with two interceptions.

Jordon James led the Bruins rushing game with 164 yards and two touchdowns in 19 carries.

Eight UCLA players ran the ball, and 17 -- yes, you read that right -- caught passes.

Davis Czares, a La Puente Bishop Amat High product, had two interceptions and recovered a fumble for New Mexico State.


UCLA 59, New Mexico State 13 (4:38 left in fourth quarter)

The Bruins just will not lay down in their quest to win the fourth quarter.

Malcolm Jones, again proving to be a tough runner around the goal line, carried about half the Aggies' defense three yards for a touchdown.

Bruins take 14-13 fourth-quarter lead by making the all-important point-after kick.


UCLA 52, New Mexico State 13 (7:51 left in fourth quarter)

Brandon Betancourt scored on a four-yard run as the Aggies now lead in fourth quarter scoring, 13-7. The extra-point kick was wide left.

Should the Bruins be concerned they are being outscored late in the game?