For the first time in his defensive career, UCLA linebacker Anthony Barr went a full game without recording a tackle for loss.
He still made sure Colorado remembered him. In the fourth quarter of the Bruin’s 45-23 win over the Buffs, the All-American crushed true freshman quarterback Sefo Liufau at around midfield, drawing a 14-yard penalty for roughing the passer.
After popping back up, Liufau got in Barr’s face and shoved him back, just one of several chippy moments between the Bruins and the Buffs.
However, Liufau is listed at 6-foot-4, 215 pounds. Barr is listed at 6-foot-4, 245 — and said during the summer that he was up to 255. On the next play, the latter hit the former again, this time incurring a 15-yard penalty.
Asked how many quarterbacks had ever pushed him before, Barr said: “Not many. Not many. That was also a first.”
What words did they exchange? “Nothing nice.” Continue reading