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UW 24, UCLA 7 (Final)

Might be the play of Quinton Richardson's career - and one that has put the Huskies up 17-7.

Richardson stepped in front of UCLA receiver Anthony Barr along the right sideline, picked off backup quarterback Darius Bell - in when starter Richard Brehaut left with a concussion - and returned it 28 yards for a touchdown.

The UW grabbed a 17-7 lead at the 6:22 mark of the final quarter.

Thirty-four seconds later, Huskies safety Nate Fellner made a nifty interception of a pass by third-stringer Clayton Tunney along the left sideline.

Initially, officials ruled it an incompletion, but upon a UW challenge and a review, Fellner got his left foot inbounds after a bobble of the football, and it was reversed, giving the Huskies the ball at the UCLA 43 with 5:48 remaining.

Jesse Callier broke off a 37-yard run - his second-longest of the season - and Chris Polk scored on first-and-goal from the Bruins' 2 for a touchdown, and UW 24-7 lead with 4:24 remaining.

Up until that point, the game plan has gotten very conservative on both sides. At one point in the second half, each team had 16 plays - with 13 of them being designed rushing attempts.

Early in the fourth quarter, a Polk 49-yard scamper was wiped out by an offensive holding call on the Huskies.