Scott Quessenberry to UCLA defense: ‘Thanks for cleaning up our mess’

UCLA made a bit of history during Saturday’s 28-20 win at Virginia. In the second quarter on Saturday, cornerback Ishmael Adams and linebacker Eric Kendricks returned interceptions for touchdowns, while safety Randall Goforth took a fumble back 75 yards for the score.

It was the Bruins’ first game with three defensive touchdowns since 1986, when they hit the trifecta in a 49-0 win over Oregon State. Perhaps no one was more thankful than UCLA’s offensive line. The unit looked awful without center Jake Brendel (knee), committing numerous penalties and allowing five sacks.

“I was telling the guys — Eric, Ish, RG — the three guys that scored, ‘Thanks for cleaning up our mess,'” said sophomore Scott Quessenberry, who replaced Brendel in the starting lineup. “Especially us up front, we didn’t play our game today. They really stepped it up for us.”

— UCLA’s offense was far from championship-caliber in a 28-20 win over Virginia. Coordinator Noel Mazzone: “I’m hoping we got it all out of our system.”
— The Bruins’ defensive front shined despite not notching any sacks.

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  • EncinitasBruin

    SQ is a classy kid. I live a block from La Costa Canyon HS where he prepped. Good family. But now that the much-needed apology to the D is over, the OL has some serious issues to address. As well, when is Brendel back? Anyone have an overview of who is still missing, when they are expected to return?

  • Tommy B Low Us

    I feel kind of sorry for scott. There is no time for sulking. Learn from the hard times and get better. Go Bruins!!

  • Good job Scott. Go Bruins!!!

    • Faux! do i have to wreak havoc? one more and it’s GO TIME!!


    How many sacks will Hundley take this season? Hasn’t it been 90+ over the last couple years already?