About last night: A review of UCLA’s 27-23 win over Colorado

Colorado Buffaloes quarterback Steven Montez (12) scrambles as he is tackled by UCLA Bruins linebacker Krys Barnes (14) in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

It was far from pretty, but Saturday’s 27-23 win was exactly what UCLA needed going into its bye week.

The Bruins (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) used 15-play, 79-yard drive that lasted more than six minutes in the fourth quarter to salt away a crucial conference victory and avoid a three-game losing streak.

Links to wrap up the game:

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Photos: UCLA’s 27-23 win over Colorado

Click the photo above (or HERE) to see photos of UCLA’s 27-23 win over Colorado on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl.

Above, clockwise from top left: Tight end Austin Roberts celebrates a first-quarter touchdown; Quarterback Josh Rosen scrambles away from pressure; safeties Adarius Pickett and Mossi Johnson celebrate the victory with the UCLA student section; Receiver Jordan Lasley tries to slip a tackle. (Photos from Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star News/SCNG)

UCLA Game GIFs: Bruins hold off Colorado

UCLA snapped a two-game losing streak with a 27-23 win over Colorado on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The Bruins avoided an 0-2 start to Pac-12 heading into the bye week. Here are some fan reactions to the victory:

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UCLA football game day links: Critical Pac-12 South matchup

UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes the ball against Hawaii during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. UCLA won 56-23. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

As far as games in Week 5 go, this is a big one for UCLA.

Pac-12 South opponent. Potential three-game losing streak. A 0-2 start to conference play on the line.

Even head coach Jim Mora acknowledged the importance of Saturday’s game against Colorado at 7:30 p.m. at the Rose Bowl.

“For us, the most important one is always the one you’re preparing for,” he said. “If you take that mindset then you can build some consistency, but I also think it’s very relevant that we need to get a conference win against a Pac-12 South opponent.”

The game is on ESPN2 with a TV broadcast on AM 1150.

Pregame links:

Five questions on Colorado with the Daily Camera’s Brian Howell

This is not the way Colorado was supposed to be. With a stacked group of receivers, a 1,000-yard running back and a young, new quarterback, it was the offense that was expected to carry the Buffaloes. Instead, the depleted defense reloaded and picked right where it left off while the offense has sputtered. The Daily Camera’s Brian Howell answered a few questions on why the Buffaloes are living in backwards world, Phillip Lindsay and Isaiah Oliver

For more on Colorado, visit the Daily Camera’s BuffZone here.

1. The Colorado offense was supposed to be the strength of this team, but its ranked 11th in the Pac-12 in scoring and total offense after four games. What is holding the Buffaloes back?

Teams often talk about the “little things” holding them back, and it’s really true with Colorado. Whether it’s been turnovers, penalties, drops or missed assignments, the Buffs have had a lot of different things put an end to drives. They’ve had 13 possessions end in opponent territory without any points, five of them ending in turnovers (four interceptions). The Buffs also have a young QB in Steven Montez, who is just seven starts into his career. He, and the offense as a whole, are going through some growing pains with him. Continue reading “Five questions on Colorado with the Daily Camera’s Brian Howell” »