UCLA grabbed two victories this weekend with a 30-27 win against Cal on Friday to earn bowl eligibility followed by inking Chip Kelly to a five-year, $23.3 million deal Saturday.
A 37-yard field goal from J.J. Molson sealed the on-field win for the Bruins (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) as they secured their first undefeated home season since 2005.
“Our whole football operations from the trainers to the doctors from the equipment managers to the coaching staff to the training staff to the strength staff, to the nutritionists are all so appreciative for this opportunity,” interim head coach Jedd Fisch said. “We are obviously excited as a program.”
Fisch and the current staff are expected to stay on to guide the Bruins through their bowl game next month.
Quarterback Josh Rosen was injured in the first half after getting slammed to the field on a sack. He passed for 202 yards and two touchdowns before making way for Devon Modster, who finished with 191 yards on 14-for-18 passing. The redshirt freshman who just started throwing footballs again this week after breaking his thumb three weeks ago led the Bruins on a game-winning drive with 2:22 left to set up Molson’s game-winning field goal with eight seconds left.
Jordan Lasley had another career-high with 227 receiving yards on 12 catches with one touchdown.
Links to recap the game:
- The Bruins survive Cal and honor head coach Jim Mora with the win
- Notes: UCLA’s senior festivities were missing a key figure
- Photos from the game
- Game GIFs: Fans are ready to go bowling
- Video interviews
- On Cal:
- From the San Francisco Chronicle: The Bruins dash Cal’s bowl hopes amid coaching uncertainty from both teams
Not a full review, but some quick leftover thoughts/notes from the game: Continue reading “About last night: Links to recap UCLA’s 30-27 win over Cal” »