“That’s embarrassing,” the sophomore said. “Look at how many yards we gave up. That’s embarrassing for me. That’s embarrassing to put on TV. … We missed 21 tackles. Come on, man. We’re supposed to be one of the top defenses, and we missed 21 tackles.”
“You just connect sometimes,” Rosen said. “Sometimes it comes off your finger a yard too hot. Sometimes it comes off well. Tonight, I thought we connected pretty well. A lot of little things make things seem like a big deal.”
After throwing three interceptions against BYU, UCLA freshman quarterback got back on track in the Bruins’ 56-30 in at Arizona, going 19 of 28 for 284 yards and two touchdowns.
“I’m just speculating, because I don’t know what the hell I’m doing anyway,” offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone said. “But it seems like when we go tempo, when we spread out and he’s reacting, he really has a great feel for the game. I think sometimes when we’re in there, we’ve got two backs and we’re trying to pound the ball — he’s maybe looking at too much.
“He loves the tempo offense. When we’re playing fast, he can just react to what he sees.”