UCLA Game GIFs: Fan reaction to UCLA’s 35-17 Cactus Bowl loss to Kansas State

UCLA’s last stand for the 2017 season was a flop as the Bruins were shut out in the second half against Kansas State to lose 35-17 in the Cactus Bowl in Phoenix. It was a game that was characteristic of the Jim Mora era in many ways, from the strong start followed by a second-half collapse to the eight penalties for 73 yards.

Here’s how fans reacted to the end of the season as well as the soon approaching beginning of the Chip Kelly era.

  • Ed Garrett

    shaim on all of them!!! they embarased ucla agian and hopefuly fir the last time, i cant take all of this loosing, we need new couches now!!! smdh

    • Sandy Underpants

      I hear Kelly Anne Konway is on the job. She’s going to make UCLA great again….er… for the first time. But great!

      • cmwilliamsd

        Toooo clever. Such originality. Your IQ must be getting real close to room temperature. Damn your brilliant

    • Pudly76

      Actually ed, you should be proud, it’s not easy to grab defeat out of the teeth of victory like they did, takes determination and talent not often seen. I wonder, did chocolate chip help with the offense the last three weeks? Hmmm

  • Luis Wuence

    Defense is soft and has been ever since Bradley took over. Thank goodness he is gone…

    • Paul

      ^^^This^^^

  • UCLA Dynasty

    Just a good reminder that we shouldn’t be appointing chosen one status on any player or coach. Remember Josh was supposed to lead us to big things and now it’s all about Chip. We’re already selling t shirts with his name on it. Make him earn that shirt. Make him earn that dorm room hot tub.

    We’re too complacent when bending over backwards for big names that haven’t done anything for us. I honestly don’t remember the last big time bowl game we’ve been in, let alone won.

    • 88 Straight

      Josh doesn’t play linebacker. Josh never had an O-line. The problem is not Josh Rosen. He took a beating playing for UCLA. He probably should have kept the hot tub and alternated ice and heat after each game.

      • cmwilliamsd

        Truth is they have missed badly in recruiting the last three years. Most every 5 star except Rosen was a bust. Mora simply screwed up when he decided UCLA should look like Stanford. It was all downhill from that point.

        • 88 Straight

          He got pounded his freshman year in Mazzone’s system as well. Remember the SC game? Poor OL coaching was brutal on Josh, in either system.

        • Pudly76

          Except rosen? The BIG lie.

        • Paul

          A bust or transferred out: Christian Morris (Ole Miss), Chris Clark (Pitt), Fred Ulu-Perry (Hawaii)

    • Ed Garrett

      watch ur mouth! john rosen is god, smdh!

    • MPPBruin

      I think this is less about Rosen, but our inability to surround him with sufficient talent to win at the highest level. You can’t win consistently if you can’t stop the other team from running the ball. How many times in the last three years has it seemed like we couldn’t even physically match up with the teams we were playing against?

      • Paul

        Talent has been there all along. It just hasn’t been coached.

        • MPPBruin

          Agreed. Well said.

        • cmwilliamsd

          I will be the first to say I thought Bradley was a good hire. Looking back now, it appears the game has passed him by. Every coach on the defensive side of the ball should be looking for work today. That net style defense should go right in the trash today. Nothing worse the a defense who plays prevent for the entire game

    • JustOwns

      Let’s give credit where the credit is due…..JimmyBall.

      And yet with all of Mora’s FB program mistakes, divorce problems, and inferior recruiting, JimmyBall still walked away with the “Golden Fleece.”

  • Paul

    Opening statement from Coach Kelly during his first team meeting: “who wants to play football. . .because what you’ve soiled the field with over the past 2.5 seasons is not football”

  • Sandy Underpants

    If not for the wildfires, this game would have been totally different. Well the first half would have been the same, but the rest would have been a dominating Bruin Bowl Victory. Damn those fires! Damn them!!!