SALT LAKE CITY - After starting the season 0-2 and facing No. 11 UCLA, Utah was ready for any breaks the Utes could muster.
UCLA gave them plenty and Utah took advantage almost every time in a 44-6 upset on Saturday. The Utes forced five turnovers and kept the Bruins (2-1) from scoring a touchdown for the first time in four years.
"Everything went right for us," said Tommy Grady, who passed for three touchdowns and a career-best 243 yards and no interceptions.
Darrell Mack ran for 107 yards, becoming Utah's first 100-yard rusher since 2005. Safety Robert Johnson made two interceptions and forced a critical fumble that turned a sure touchdown for UCLA into a touchback that really got the Bruins' meltdown going.
Utah outscored UCLA 30-0 in the second half.
"We kept them off-balance," Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. "We never let their quarterback get comfortable in the pocket and get a rhythm going."
The Bruins (2-1) committed 10 penalties and unraveled in the second half of their first-ever loss to Utah (1-2). The Utes had been 0-8 against UCLA, including a 31-10 loss in the season opener at the Rose Bowl last year.
UCLA shut out Utah in the second half of that game and the Utes hadn't forgotten.
"We prepared to win and we expected to win," said Martail Burnett, who had one of five sacks for the Utes.
NO. 10 OHIO STATE 33, WASHINGTON 14
In Seattle, Chris Wells ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and the Buckeyes scored 24 consecutive points in the second half .
Linebacker James Laurinaitis intercepted Washington's Jake Locker twice deep in Buckeyes' territory .
NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 54, UTAH STATE 3
Sam Bradford threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns in another efficient performance as the Sooners notched their third blowout of the season .
Malcolm Kelly caught two touchdown passes of the season and Allen Patrick showed his sprained ankle has fully healed with a 69-yard TD sprint as the Sooners (3-0) piled it on again.
NO. 8 CALIFORNIA 42, LOUISIANA TECH 12
In Berkeley, Calif., Lavelle Hawkins returned the opening kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and Justin Forsett ran for 152 yards and three scores.
Craig Stevens and Jahvid Best caught TD passes from Nate Longshore .
NO. 12 PENN STATE 45, BUFFALO 24
In State College, Pa., backup Rodney Kinlaw jump-started a sputtering offense by running for 129 yards and a touchdown and Anthony Morelli threw for a career-high four scores.
Jordan Norwood's 5-yard TD catch on a reviewed play gave Penn State (3-0) a 17-3 lead with 59 seconds left in the half, swinging momentum the Nittany Lions' way.
NO. 13 RUTGERS 59, NORFOLK STATE 0
In Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers produced the biggest second quarter in school history, and all it needed was 11 plays and 91 seconds to amass 277 yards and score 42 points.
Ray Rice ran for three touchdowns and Mike Teel threw for three more in the lightning-quick outburst that carried the Scarlet Knights to the win.
NO. 19 OREGON 52, FRESNO STATE 21
In Eugene, Ore., Dennis Dixon threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, Jonathan Stewart ran for 165 yards.
Stewart scored two touchdowns, including an 88-yard dash to the end zone, and the Ducks (3-0) outrushed the Bulldogs (1-2) 307-60.
NO. 25 TEXAS A&M 54, LOUISIANA-MONROE 14
In College Station, Texas, Stephen McGee threw for 237 yards and a touchdown and Jorvorskie Lane had two short scoring runs for the Aggies (3-0).