BOULDER, Colo. — Steven Montez was 22-of-26 passing for 237 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Colorado over UCLA 38-16 on Friday night.
Montez rushed for 81 yards and Laviska Shenault Jr. caught a career-best 12 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score for Colorado (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12).
Joshua Kelley ran for 124 yards and Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a touchdown pass for UCLA (0-4, 0-1), which is looking for its first win in the Chip Kelly era. The Bruins have lost their first four games for the first time since 1971.
UCLA went ahead 10-7 on an 11-yard pass from Thompson-Robinson to Michael Ezeike and a short field goal. JJ Molson hit from 50 yards at the end of the first half, and then gave UCLA a 16-14 lead with a 40-yard field goal early in the third.
But it was all Colorado after that. Shenault, who scored the Buffaloes’ first touchdown on a 57-yard reception, scored on a 1-yard touchdown run to make it 21-16.
Travon McMillian, who had 102 yards rushing, scored from 6 yards out for a 28-16 lead and Montez put it away with a 35-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth.
UCLA: The Bruins have lost 12 straight true road games and 11 conference road games. Their last road win was 17-14 at BYU on Sept. 17, 2016. The last time they won a conference road game was 17-9 at Utah on Nov. 21, 2015.
Colorado: The Buffaloes are 4-0 for the first time since 1998. They started 3-0 last season before losing seven of their last nine.
UCLA hosts No. 11 Washington on Oct. 6.
Colorado will host Arizona State on Oct. 6.