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UCLA Tops Boise State In The LA Bowl 35-22

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Inglewood, CA—-In a thrilling showdown at the LA Bowl, UCLA and Boise State clashed in a battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats. The scoreboard painted a vivid picture of the intense competition, with UCLA emerging victorious with a final score of 35-22.

Ethan Garbers threw for 152 yards and two touchdowns as the Bruins rallied from behind for the victory over the Broncos, giving them their first bowl victory since the Alamo Bowl to end the 2014 season.

“This whole week and before the game I wasn’t feeling 100%. When I looked out there in the second half, and the team needed me, that’s my biggest priority. It was an easy call to say the least,” said Garbers, who completed 9 of 12 passes and won Offensive MVP honors.

From the opening kickoff, both teams showcased their prowess on the field. UCLA’s offense displayed a remarkable combination of precision passes and powerful runs, keeping Boise State’s defense on constant alert. The dynamic quarterback play and strategic play-calling contributed to UCLA’s impressive point tally.

Boise State, known for their resilience, fought back with determination. Their skillful plays and strategic maneuvers added excitement to the game, preventing UCLA from running away with a comfortable lead. The seesaw battle kept fans guessing until the final moments.

The Bruins trailed 16-7 at the break and scored on their first three drives in the second half to take control of the game and never looked back.

The LA Bowl wasn’t just about the numbers on the scoreboard; it was a showcase of individual brilliance and team synergy. Standout performances, pivotal plays, and strategic decisions defined the narrative of this memorable clash between UCLA and Boise State.

As the clock winded down, the Bruins secured their victory, but both teams left an indelible mark on the LA Bowl’s history. The post-game atmosphere buzzed with a mix of jubilation and sportsmanship, illustrating the spirit of competition that defines college football.

Boise State got into the red zone on all four of its first-half drives but had to settle for field goals by Jonah Dalmas on its first three trips instead of touchdowns.

The UCLA vs. Boise State LA Bowl game would be remembered not just for the points scored, but for the moments of brilliance, the strategic battles, and the collective effort that made it a true spectacle for football enthusiasts.


Boise State: Opens the 2024 season at Georgia Southern on Aug. 31.

UCLA: Heads to Hawaii for the season opener on Aug. 31.