About last night: A review of UCLA’s 56-23 win over Hawaii

UCLA defensive back Darnay Holmes (1) reacts after intercepting a Hawaii pass for touchdown in the first half of a NCAA college football game at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

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.

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UCLA game GIFs: Bruins beat Hawaii 56-23

UCLA notched an easy 56-23 win over Hawaii on Saturday behind another record-breaking performance from quarterback Josh Rosen. Rosen was 22 for 25 passing for 329 yards and five touchdowns. The defense, however, struggled for a second straight week, giving up 281 rushing yards (134 in three quarters).

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Video: Jedd Fisch and Tom Bradley after UCLA’s 56-23 win over Hawaii

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch talks about calling plays for Josh Rosen, the performance of Theo Howard against Hawaii and whether he’s seen any improvement from the running game.

Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley talks about the defensive performance against Hawaii, Darnay Holmes‘ interception and how losing so many starters may affect UCLA’s game planning for Memphis next week.