Tardy had two TDs in the game.
Senior Kevin McCall also carried the ball 12 times for 54 yards.
In 51 total carries, the Cougs averaged 5.4 yards per run.
Remarkably, WSU came into the contest among the worst rushing teams in the nation and UCLA rated No. 8 nationally for rushing defense.
WSU's starting offensive line included true freshman Andrew Roxas, making his first-ever start in place of injured center Kenny Alfred. Head coach Bill Doba was quick to praise the youngster afterward, saying he did "a great job."
The Cougs have defeated UCLA six times in the last seven meetings. WSU will take a 3-5 record to Berkeley next week when they take on Cal.
BRINK VS. BOSWORTH
The Cougars outgained the Bruins 546 yards to 265 staked a whopping time of possession advantage of 37:55 to 22:05.
WSU's defense, like swiss cheese in WSU's three Pac-10 losses this season, gave up a 50-yard TD run on UCLA's opening series and then shut down the Bruins. Linebacker Andy Mattingly had another big day, posting a sack, deflecting a pass and forcing a fumble.
Doba, clearly proud of the effort his players and coaches turned it, said the WSU fight song at game's end "never sounded sweeter." He said the Cougs needed the win "in the worst way."
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