PASADENA >> The college football elite fell this week, one thunderous collapse after another.
No. 2 Oregon couldn’t hold off Arizona on Thursday. Two days later, others fell too: No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Oklahoma, No. 6 Texas A&M.
So you could forgive eighth-ranked UCLA if it walked into the Rose Bowl on Saturday night with a little bit of extra swagger. Coming off a blowout road victory, they had a 74,329 of fans watching them — hoping to glimpse what, by next morning, would be a top-five team.
Utah made sure that didn’t happen.
All throughout their 30-28 upset win, the Utes knocked around UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, racking up 10 sacks by the end of the night. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound junior took his first on just his third snap of the game, and took another four by the end of the first half. Continue reading