Hundley, UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 in Sun Bowl - NBC Sports

Hundley, UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 in Sun Bowl
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UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is brought down by Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett after a 17-yard pickup during the first quarter of the Hyundai Sun Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday Dec. 31, 2013 in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/Victor Calzada)
December 31, 2013, 6:07 pm

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help No. 17 UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 on Tuesday in the Sun Bowl.

The Bruins (10-3) outscored the Hokies (8-5) 28-5 in the second half.

Virginia Tech cut it to 14-10 on Michael Branthover's 22-yard field goal with 3:53 left in the third quarter. UCLA answered with a 12-play, 85-yard drive, capped by Paul Perkins's 5-yard run early in the fourth.

Hokies backup quarterback Mark Leal then threw a pass under heavy pressure that linebacker Myles Jack intercepted and returned 29 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-10.

Virginia Tech, which lost starting quarterback Logan Thomas to an injury in the second quarter, got its final points when UCLA punter Sean Covington stepped on the end line for a safety with 9:38 left.

UCLA pushed it to 35-12 on Hundley's 8-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Duarte with 7:31 to play. The Bruins stayed aggressive late, and Hundley fired a 59-yard scoring strike down the right sideline to Shaquelle Evans for another score with 5:49 remaining.

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