UCLA MIDSEASON REPORT CARD
SEASON GPA: C
Hard to really judge the passing game because of Kevin Prince’s health, or lack thereof, but on-field performance has been brutal.
Big loss to Cal in Week 6 dampens some of the performance, but can’t ignore huge numbers and No. 13 national rushing rank.
Unit that was supposed to have breakout performers has broken out alright. In hives, boils and pox. Nothing going so far.
Easy to give “Filthy Five” an A for run blocking, but pass protection isn’t up to par.
Surprisingly almost matching last year’s big-play production minus Brian Price, but lapses, inconsistency still a plague.
Akeem Ayers and Patrick Larimore have been fantastic at times and Sean Westgate (team-high 50 tackles) is a bright spot.
Quarterbacks throwing just as often as 2009, but Bruins have only three picks at the halfway mark.
Both of Kai Forbath’s misses are from 49 yards, Jeff Locke averaging 46.6 per punt, but return game hasn’t been revamped like expected.
Questionable quarterback decisions and Johnathan Franklin’s relative early lack of work brings grade down, but overall, pretty good.