Senior Stan McKay capped UCLA’s 41-31 win over Washington in about the best way possible: a successful marriage proposal. Continue reading
Defensive end Cassius Marsh had his second career touchdown catch, a two-yard grab that gave UCLA a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Brett Hundley found him after faking a handoff to linebacker Myles Jack.
Marsh also relishes his main role in the reverse-wishbone package, which utilizes him as a blocker for Jack.
“I like to block,” he said. “I don’t know why. I think it’s because I’m always on the other side of it. It’s fun to be able to attack the defense. I know it so well. I know where they’re going.”
Linebacker Myles Jack rushed for four touchdowns against Washington Friday night, one short tying of Maurice Jones-Drew’s school record. He finished with 59 yards on 13 carries.
“I don’t really take much credit for it,” he said. “It’s just the line blocking for me. I’m just playing defense like I normally do. It’s just routine for me.”
No. 13 UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) vs. Washington (6-3, 3-3)
Location: Rose Bowl, Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
TV: ESPN2 (Carter Blackburn, Danny Kanell, Allison Williams)
Radio: 570 AM (Chris Roberts, Matt Stevens, Wayne Cook)
Last meeting: The Huskies beat the Bruins, 24-7, in Seattle. UCLA tailback Johnathan Franklin opened scoring with a 31-yard touchdown run, but the offense generated little traction after that. Richard Brehaut — who left due to injury — combined with Darius Bell and Clayton Tunney to go 6-of-25 for 55 yards. They each threw one interception.
Key storylines: Washington hasn’t beaten UCLA at the Rose Bowl since Nov. 11, 1995, when Myles Jack was two months old. Breaking that streak would help be a highlight of Steve Sarkisian’s tenure. Continue reading
UCLA safety Anthony Jefferson talked a bit about Washington’s offense after practice this week.
“They like to stretch the ball vertically, down the field,” he said. “That’s one thing we always have to protect, the deep ball. But they major in it.”
Washington quarterback Keith Price has 41 passing plays of at least 20 yards this season, tied for third in the Pac-12 with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota.
UCLA defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes has already faced Oregon’s offense, currently ranked third in the country in points per game (51.7) and second in yards (596.6). He thinks Washington’s compares favorably — at least at certain positions.
“I think they have the most electric players we’ve seen this season,” the true freshman said. “I think more so than Oregon. Continue reading