The 18th-ranked UCLA Bruins looked better than they have in years in a 42-32 win over visiting No. 11 Utah on Saturday.

The Bruins displayed a rare toughness in jumping to an early lead, never trailing, then closing out the game with two key fourth-quarter touchdowns. UCLA moved to 6-0 for the first time since 2005, dropping Utah to 4-2.

With the win, the Pac-12 race takes on a vastly different look. Should USC take care of the Utes next Saturday in a huge matchup, the league could be looking toward an all-Los Angeles title game.

The win, UCLA’s ninth straight going back to last season, gives the Bruins plenty of momentum heading into two crucial weeks.

First, a bye week that should get UCLA healthy and rested going into the back stretch.

And a week later, a critical tilt at Oregon’s Autzen Stadium that could help determine the Pac-12 title, much like USC’s matchup with Utah next week.

Here are three takeaways from the game.

UCLA’s 1-2 punch delivers in a big way

Coming into the season, arguably the most impactful quarterback/running back combo in the Pac-12 resided in Los Angeles.

No, not Caleb Williams and Travis Dye, USC’s two impressive transfers.

UCLA’s backfield battery of Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Zach Charbonnet, both well-seasoned, highly productive veterans somehow went under the radar nationally.

They’ll be on the cover of magazines this weekend, after pulling off the big upset.

Thompson-Robinson was terrific, completing 18-of-23 passes for 299 yards with four touchdowns and a last-minute interception that was returned for a touchdown by Utah’s Clark Phillips III, his second quick pick-six in two weeks.

DTR added a touchdown run, while Charbonnet dominated the ground game against the Utes, rushing for 198 yards and a score.

Bruins get to Cameron Rising early and often

Utah quarterback Cameron Rising struggled to find consistency through the air, despite finishing 23-of-32 passing for 287 yards. He was sacked twice, intercepted once, and had multiple passes batted down at the line of scrimmage.

The Utes, who had gotten off to great starts this year, punted on their first two drives until UCLA’s Darius Muasau picked off Rising on Utah’s third drive.

Utah mounted two impressive drives in the third quarter, both drives going for 75 yards, but the Utes’ fourth-quarter offense fell flat. On a critical possession that started with 11 minutes, 17 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Muasau forced a Rising fumble on fourth-and-1, and the Bruins returned the ball back to the Utah 1-yard-line. Charbonnet scored on the very next play.

Big plays lift UCLA offense

The Utes had been very good at shutting down big plays throughout a 4-1 start.

UCLA was relentless, though.

Thompson-Robinson connected on passes of 70 yards to Logan Loya, 49 yards to Mike Ezeike, 24 yards to Keegan Jones, and 23 yards to Titus Mokiao-Atimalala. Charbonnet, meanwhile, had runs of 49 and 44 yards.

This was the Chip Kelly offense we expected all along: innovative, creative, fast-paced, and opportunistic.

The Bruins have now put up 40-plus points in five of six games this season.