After Washington ran the ball 58 times against UCLA on Saturday, racking up 333 yards on the ground in a 44-23 rout, a reporter asked UCLA safety Adarius Pickett if he was surprised that the usually balanced Huskies ran the ball so often. He was, he said. Then again, maybe he wasn’t.
“I mean, why would you?” Pickett said. “You’re having success on the ground.”
The Bruins (4-4, 2-3 Pac-12) were thoroughly dominated by No. 12 Washington on Saturday. The offense gained a season-low 232 yards and lost quarterback Josh Rosen to an undisclosed injury that will receive more evaluation this week. The defense continued to show why it is the worst rushing defense in the country. The special teams gave up 40 yards per kick return, including a 82-yarder.
UCLA has to recover quickly with another road game Friday at Utah at 6:30 p.m.
Links to recap Saturday’s game:
- Gamer: Josh Rosen injured in blowout loss
- Notebook: Josh Woods to miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury
- Video interviews
- Game GIFs: Fan reaction to the rout
- On Washington:
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