“This is Pathetic”

Step by step, Ricky Marvray spelled it all out.
“At this point, I’m clueless on everything,” the UCLA redshirt freshman wide receiver said walking off the Autzen Stadium field.
“It’s hard to say what our problem is. It’s hard to say what we have to work on,” said Marvray, shooing away the Oregon faithful who descended on the turf for a raucous post-game party.
“But something’s got to change. This is pathetic.”
And it was.
UCLA suffered its worst loss since 2005 and its worst loss ever to the Ducks on Thursday night in front of 59,372 and a national television audience, a 60-13 demolition to a No. 1 Oregon team that simply bullied the Bruins all night.
Perhaps bully is the wrong word.
More like danced around, because the Ducks were not more physical. They were simply faster…and trickier…and more exciting.

If UCLA runs the Pistol offense, then there just has to be a better name for Oregon’s prolific attack.
The Howlitzer?
The AK-47?
How about the Atomic Bomb?
Whatever the name, Oregon exploded on the UCLA defense for 32 points and 367 yards in the first half, finishing with eight touchdowns and 582 yards, as the Bruins dropped to 1-3 in Pac-10 play.
Aside from a 42-28 win over Washington State, UCLA has been outscored 130-20 in conference play.
“Tonight we definitely had no answers for their attack,” said sophomore middle linebacker Patrick Larimore, who suffered a dislocated left shoulder during the second series. “I feel like we were just getting out of our gaps. We came in knowing they’d have a couple big plays – their offense makes plays – but we’re not going to let it combust. It just rolled downhill, play after play became big.
“It’s like an avalanche coming straight downhill.”
Except Oregon did not steamroll the Bruins, they sidestepped them.
Running back LaMichael James, the nation’s leading rusher, had 123 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries and third-string back Remene Alston – playing in place of the injured Kenjon Barner – had 75 yards and three touchdowns. Even quarterback Darron Thomas got in on the 270-yard ground attack, picking up 48 yards.
But he was better with his arm.
Thomas had a career-high 308 passing yards and three touchdowns in three quarters of work before Oregon called off the dogs and gave the ball to Nate Costa.
No matter.
With Costa at quarterback and Alston at running back, Oregon drove 65 yards in four plays, capped off by an Alston two-yard touchdown.
It didn’t matter who’s behind the trigger, Oregon was going to keep firing.
“Whatever it is, we have to do it,” UCLA defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough said. “It’s not the players. It’s not their fault. We have to figure out what the issue is. That’s our job.”
For at least the foreseeable future, it looks like the Bruins quarterback job goes to Richard Brehaut.
The sophomore backup completed 16-of-23 passes for 159 yards and an interception, with a one-yard rushing touchdown, in place of the injured Kevin Prince. Prince said after the game that he suffered a torn meniscus and would have arthroscopic surgery on Saturday to determine the extent of the injury.
“I just have to step up,” Brehaut said. “I’ve got to be the one to lead this team when things aren’t going right. That’s how it is right now. Things aren’t going are way, and it’s upon me to figure out what I can do to help this team out and be that leader I need to be.”
He’ll need plenty of help.
After reeling off three straight wins, including back-to-back wins over top-25 teams in Houston and Texas, UCLA has lost two straight in horrendous fashion. The Bruins were walloped by Cal, 35-7, in Week 6 before the Oregon implosion.
“It’s clear – 60 to whatever – it’s clear,” senior defensive tackle David Carter said. “We have to go back and figure out what’s really going wrong. It’s not just the offense, it’s not just the defense. It’s the team as a whole. We have to figure out what’s going wrong and fix it.