OFFICIAL GAME PROGRAM
DECEMBER 28, 2018
Perkins, No. 14 UCLA fend off
No. 11 Kansas State comeback
Despite a furious second half comeback effort from Bill Snyder’s
Wildcats, No. 14 UCLA was able to hold off No. 11 Kansas State and
hang on to a 40-35 victory, in the fi rst Top 15 matchup in Valero
Alamo Bowl history.
Both offenses put on a show inside the Alamodome, as numerous Valero Alamo
Bowl records were challenged throughout the night.
UCLA running back Paul Perkins stole the show for the Bruins, rushing for
194 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 20 attempts. Perkins’ 9.7 yards per
carry was good enough for second in Alamo Bowl history and was enough to
earn him Offensive MVP honors. Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley also found
success on the ground, totaling 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.
For Kansas State, wide receiver Tyler Lockett had one of the most complete
games by an offensive player in Alamo Bowl history. Lockett accumulated a bowl
record 13 receptions for 164 yards and compiled 85 yards returning on the night
to end with 249 all-purpose yards, another all-time Valero Alamo Bowl record.
However, the record-setting night wasn’t all pretty, especially for UCLA. Despite
edging out the victory, the Bruins set a bowl record for most penalties in a game
(15), half (10), and quarter (six) along with the most total penalty yardage of
any Valero Alamo Bowl team (128).
With the win, UCLA Head Coach Jim Mora clinched his second consecutive
10-win season with the Bruins. With the loss, Snyder’s Alamo Bowl record sits at
0-2 inclusive of a 37-34 loss to Drew Brees and the Purdue Boilermakers in 1998.
UCLA running back and Offensive MVP Paul Perkins rushed
for 194 yards, placing him third in Valero Alamo Bowl history.
BOX SCORE: 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH FINAL
No. 14 UCLA 17 14 3 6 40
No. 11 Kansas State 0 6 15 14 35