It was their first game since UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and killed while walking in his hometown of San Clemente last Sunday.
UCLA players wore Pasquale's No. 36 on their jerseys, while Nebraska players wore No. 36 on their helmets.
The game was played in Nebraska, and students there released 200 Bruin blue and gold balloons during a moment of silence before the game.
Pasquale was just 20 years old. His memorial service is Sunday.
UCLA defeated Nebraska 41-21.