UCLA’s True Freshman Quarterback finally plays like a True Freshman, committing three straight critical Turnovers, one returned for a game-changing TD, as UCLA blows a second-half 21-20 lead to lose 40-21, ending the Bruins’ three-game winning streak against the trojans
Josh Rosen is a great Quarterback. Even as a True Freshman, he set the UCLA All-Time Record for most consecutive passes without an Interception, and all season long, he showed talent and smarts that portends of a Heisman run in the near future. Rosen has been so good all year long, that he has even been compared to legendary Bruin QB Troy Aikman. Airman, a 3-time Super Bowl Champion with the Dallas Cowboys, had a knack for throwing the ball where only his Receivers could reach them, and up until Saturday, you could say the same thing about Rosen. And Rosen now has one other parallel with Aikman: He played his worst game ever against u$c.
You can’t really lay it on first-time Rivalry Game jitters, since Rosen wasn’t bad in the first two and a half quarters, as he led UCLA to a 21-20 lead. As that score indicated, the teams were pretty even for 37 minutes of play, even with sc getting a Touchdown on a Punt Return before Halftime. Rosen threw a 19-yard TD pass to Thomas Duarte in the 2nd quarter, and Paul Perkins’ second TD of the game gave the Bruins their 21-20 lead in the 3rd quarter. The Bruins actually had the ball, leading by 1 halfway through the 3rd, when everything went to Hell.
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