Pullman, WA (Sports Network) - Brett Hundley tossed a trio of touchdown passes on Saturday, as No. 17 UCLA downed Washington State, 44-36, in a Pac-12 tilt at Martin Stadium.
Hundley completed 18-of-21 passes for 261 yards with an interception. Johnathan Franklin rushed for 66 yards on 19 carries and added 45 yards and a score on four catches for the Bruins (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12), who control their own destiny in the South Division of the Pac-12 heading into a showdown with USC next Saturday.
The Trojans, who disposed of Arizona State earlier on Saturday, trail the Bruins by one-half game in the conference.
Connor Halliday finished 26-of-43 for 330 yards, five touchdowns and one interception for the Cougars (2-7, 0-6), who were playing without star receiver Marquess Wilson. He left the team following his suspension earlier in the week.
Dominique Williams hauled in seven passes for 107 yards and a pair of scores in place of Wilson, but the Cougars lost their seventh straight game.