The Bruins won, 41-31, getting their first five touchdowns from players who usually star on defense.
Linebacker Myles Jack scored four touchdowns, becoming the first UCLA player to accomplish that feat in a game since Maurice Jones-Drew scored five against the Huskies in 2004.
The scores came on runs of eight, one, one and two yards.
The Bruins also got a two-yard touchdown reception from defensive end-turned-tight end Cassius Marsh.
UCLA improved to 8-2 overall, 5-2 in Pac-12 Conference play. The No. 13 Bruins are a half-game behind No. 19 Arizona State in the Pac-12 South Division. Arizona State plays host to Oregon State on Saturday.
UCLA controls whether it reaches the Pac-12 championship game. The Bruins play host to Arizona State in a week, and then play USC. The Trojans were tied with UCLA before the Bruins won Friday. USC plays host to No. 4 Stanford on Saturday.
Washington dropped to 6-4 overall, 3-4 in Pac-12 play.
Washington’s Bishop Sankey, who entered the game averaging 145 yards rushing a game, third-best in the nation, was held to 91 yards in 27 carries.
UCLA, meantime, rushed for 222 yards. Paul Perkins led the way with 86 yards in 21 carries, Malcolm Jones had 61 yards in nine carries and Jack had 59 yards in 13 carries.
The Bruins also forced four turnovers, including two fumble recoveries early in the game and two interceptions late in the game.
Washington played the second half without senior quarterback Keith Price, who sustained a shoulder injury on the Huskies' final plays of the first half.
Another interception for UCLA, this one by linebacker Jordan Zumwalt, who, in case your wondering, hasn't done a darn thing on offense tonight.
The Bruins take over at the Washington 30 with a little more than two minutes to play.
The second-most impressive freshman on the Rose Bowl field tonight is Washington receiver Damore'ea Stringfellow.