Boulder, Colo. — This one was ugly. And this season, UCLA has been no stranger to ugly.
A year that once began with title-contention hopes has instead been mired in sloppy play and mind-numbing mistakes. The No. 25 Bruins escaped Colorado with a 40-37 in double overtime at Colorado, but it looked like their worst showing yet.
After the two teams traded field goals to start overtime, Brett Hundley ended the game with an eight-yard run into the end zone — keeping UCLA from what would have been a disastrous collapse.
Buffs quarterback Sefo Liufau had led a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives to pull Colorado to within three points, and Will Oliver tied the game on a 35-yard field with 36 seconds left. On the last drive of regulation, the Bruins committed back-to-back false start and holding penalties.
With two more ranked opponents left on the schedule, UCLA entered Folsom Field needing something – anything – that offered a glimpse of hope that this team could gel down the stretch. Against a squad that entered the weekend as arguably the Pac-12’s worst team, the Bruins never found the solution. Continue reading