PASADENA, Calif. - Redshirt freshman quarterback Jake Locker passed for four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter, for the Washington Huskies Satrurday night, but they lost their Pac-10 opener to UCLA 44-31 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
The Huskies saw their record evened at 2-2, losing for the second straight week. They bowed to number eight Ohio State 33-14 in Seattle.
Locker rushed for 92 yards and completed 17-of-36 passes for 216 yards and four scores, with two interceptions.
Washington's defense couldn't contain UCLA's Chris Markey, who rushed for 193 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown run in the final quarter.
UCLA improved to 2-0 in Pac-10 play and went to 3-1 overall. The Bruins bounced back from a humbling loss at UCLA last week. The Huskies' defense was particularly poor in the second half, with the Bruins pulling away from a 10-10 halftime tie.
It won't get easier for Washington next Saturday at 5 p.m. At Husky Stadium in Seattle when the Huskies face top-ranked Southern California. The Trojans beat Washington State 47-14 tonight in Los Angeles.