Wrapping up UCLA’s 45-24 win over Arizona

UCLA Bruins' Theo Howard runs in for a touchdown during the second half against Arizona Wildcats at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on Saturday, October 01, 2016. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)

UCLA Bruins’ Theo Howard runs in for a touchdown during the second half against Arizona Wildcats at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena on Saturday, October 01, 2016. (Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)

UCLA had one really good half of defense and one really good half of offense in a 45-24 win over Arizona on Saturday night. Now the Bruins want two halves of both.

UCLA head coach Jim Mora said if the Bruins can get everything clicking at the same time, they can be dangerous. The word “if” is a big one for the Bruins going forward.

Links from the game:

  • Laker Rod

    When you are winning 31-10 or 45-17…it’s easy for a defense to let up a bit. Most of the subs were in the game especially at 45-17…I’m not too worried about the defensive numbers in the 2nd half.

    What the Bruins did against Zona should have been the formula at the start of the season. Had the Bruins stuck with the Nzone system and ran more 3 and 4 WR formations to begin with…the team most likely would be 5-0 at this point.

    Let’s hope the Bruins coaches stay aggressive.

    I forgot to mention also that on offense…when it was like 3 and 4 yards…the Bruins threw a deep pass. Even though they didn’t complete it…this is what I want to see. The Bruin coaches were much more aggressive in their play calling. Many times they went for more yards than what the actually needed. At times they went back to their old ways but KP needs to understand…one game isn’t going to convince the opposition as to what you might do.

    KP needs to continually pass more and when it is even 3rd and 1…go for a 15 yard pass. It should be open. There is no reason as to why Rosen should not be able to complete this pass.

    • JustOwns

      Wouldn’t field position dictate a team’s option?

      This is a rhetorical opinion Mr. Rod. I’ve had enough of your pompous, ponderous comments to last the week.

      • j metaphor

        Pompous Rod,
        I like the name, it fits like O.J.s glove.

        • 88 Straight

          He’s an insignificant little troll that fancies himself knowledgeable. He is a high volume liar that looks for acceptance on a football bulletin board. Sad.

          • Laker Rod

            LOL!!! You’re just butt hurt from getting clobbered constantly by me. You won’t even respond to me you freakin’ wimp. Just a pure coward.

          • 88 Straight

            Yeah, you’re real scary! LOL

            Ooh, the big bad Walmart troll looking to CONQUER a sports blog. You just continue to miss that everyone other than Cali Man is laughing at your pompous b.s. and at you.

          • Laker Rod

            You respond but it’s not football related you wimp and other posters are liking my comments. Look it up.

            And you care to point out specifically what is BS per you? You can’t do it and you know it. The ones who “generalize” are the ones who are wrong…which is YOU.

      • Laker Rod

        What are you talking about. Previously to the Arizona game, KP and Mora were very conservative in their playing calling and they NEVER had any 4 WR formations prior to the Arizona game. Wake up. So many fans in denial as to what works.

  • EncinitasBruin

    A very nice win. It’s curious to me why Andrews doesn’t get more love and ink. He is the most underrated offensive player on our team, IMO. His yards-after-catch avg have to be the best on the team. Also, how fun is it going to be to watch Howard develop. That move he made on his TD catch on those two Az defenders was Juju-like.

    • 88 Straight

      Theo is quicker than Juju.

    • Laker Rod

      Andrews doesn’t get more love and ink because the majority of the uneducated UCLA fan base and media always focuses on the younger players or newcomers for the most part. They were the ones who hyped up the young guys in the first place.

      Accordingly, when Theo Howard makes his 2nd reception of the year and while it was a very nice TD catch and run…you notice on how the picture/press clippings focus on him? A whole gang of fans are elevating Howard to majority playing time status. This is ridiculous.

      At this point all Howard has proven is that he can be a big play threat when he’s the 3rd option while our top 2 or 3 WR’s of Darren Andrews, Kenny Walker, and Eldrige Massington are covered by the oppositions’ top defensive backs.

      I believe Jordan Lasley was serving a suspension also so to me he’s definitely still a 4th option and there is still Mossi Johnson to factor in. Theo Howard will get in there from time to time but he still needs to block better.