EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — UCLA coach Jim Mora is tired of Bruins playing "close" to the top teams in the Pac-12.
The beat-up Bruins hung with No. 2 Oregon in the first half before falling 42-14 on Saturday night. A week before, it was a 24-10 loss to Stanford.
"We're not after being close. The heck with being close. Losers can be close. We want to get it. We want to win those games," Mora said. "The coulda, the woulda, the shoulda, we don't want that. We're tired of that. It's time for UCLA to turn the page and be something different and win those games. That's what it's time to be."
The Bruins (5-2, 2-2) went into halftime with the score knotted at 14, but Oregon (8-0, 5-0) scored 28 unanswered points in the second half. The Ducks had 555 yards in total offense compared to 283 for UCLA.
Brett Hundley completed 13 of 19 passes for 64 yards and a touchdown but also threw two interceptions, including one early in the fourth quarter that led to an Oregon touchdown. He also ran for 64 yards and a score.
"We just didn't execute. We just didn't execute the ins and outs of things," Hundley said. "We know we can play with anybody that's up against us, but we have got to play so much better than that."
The Bruins were without junior tailback Jordon James, who missed his third straight game with an ankle injury. He had run for more than 100 yards in each of the Bruins' first three games.
The Bruins were also dealing with injuries on their offensive line, and as a result the team started three true freshman: Alex Redmond at right guard, Caleb Benenoch at right tackle and Scott Quessenberry at left guard. The Bruins have played 18 true freshmen this season
UCLA has not won at Autzen Stadium since 2004, and hasn't defeated the Ducks since a 16-0 blanking in 2007. The two teams last met in 2011, when Oregon downed UCLA 49-31 in the inaugural Pac-12 championship game.
The Ducks are the highest ranked opponent the Bruins have faced since they played the No. 1-ranked Ducks in the 2010 season. Last weekend UCLA fell 24-10 to No, 13 Stanford.
Oregon, ranked No. 3 in the initial BCS rankings released last weekend, was coming off a 62-38 victory at home over Washington State. The Ducks have played one other game against a ranked opponent this season —a 45-24 victory over then-No. 16 Washington at Husky Stadium,