UCLA moved to 2-0 with a 56-23 win over Hawaii on Saturday at the Rose Bowl. The game was mostly without drama as the UCLA offense scored five straight drives in the first half to take a 35-7 lead at the break, then continued that dominance in the second half with three more touchdown drives before Josh Rosen retired to the sideline.
The junior quarterback turned in another strong performance with 329 passing yards on 22 for 25 passing with a career-high five touchdown passes.
The already struggling defense, however, picked up three significant injuries, losing Kenny Young, Jaleel Wadood and Adarius Pickett in the first half. Without three of their defensive leaders, the Bruins gave up 515 total yards to Hawaii.
Links to recap the action:
- Gamer: Rosen not settling for almost perfect day (includes photo gallery)
- Notebook: Defense forced to put its depth to the test
- Column from Jeff Miller: The Bruins needed a drama-free game after Texas A&M
- Game GIFs: Fans feeling good after 2-0 start
- Video interviews:
- Jim Mora
- Coordinators: Jedd Fisch and Tom Bradley
- Josh Rosen
- Other offensive players: Theo Howard and Nate Starks
- Darnay Holmes
- The Bruins moved to No. 25 in the AP Poll after the win
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