Pasadena, Ca- Which team would show up at Rose Bowl tonight, was burning question for Bruins fans. History has shown the Bruins love to play in their City Nights Alternative uniform. UCLA exploded to 40 – 24 victory over Cal, handing them their second loss of the year. Head Coach Jim Mora was not happy about playing two Thursday’s night games in row for the Bruins.
The Bruins returned home for a Blackout in their Adidas City Night Uniforms hosting a hungry Cal Bears ranked # 20 in the country. The bright lights of ESPN cameras were not too bright for UCLA freshman quarter back Josh Rosen. Through the air Rosen broke Brett Hundley record for single game competition record with 34 in the game. It was a great game in air completing 72% of his pass for 399 yards with 3 touchdowns.
The Golden Bears lead by senor signal caller Jared Goff filled the stat sheet up but mainly due to playing from behind all game. Goff 32/53 for 295 yards, 3 touchdowns of his own. Mora was happy with defense and pressure on Goff, “We got him on ground couple of times..” The Bears just could get things going fast enough to trade points with UCLA. By halftime the Bruins already held 26-10 lead that consisted of 4 first half field goals.
Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn gained some confidence with an amazing 60 yard field goal to end the second quarter. If the distance alone wasn’t impressive, just note that the play before he kicked a 55 yarder and made it but didn’t count due to a penalty.
The Bruins offense racked up 573 yards in the game, just think in first half if they could turn those four field goals into touchdown. This team is overcoming a lot and still growing up as a team. The receivers had fun carving up the Cal secondary, Rosen hit 7 different targets on the night. Thomas Durate was his main target 10 catches 141 yards and 1 touchdown. The top touchdown maker was Devin Fuller with two touchdowns, 7 catches for 100 yards.
Next the Bruins will have few extra days to rest and gear up for a tough Colorado team who is itching for victory. That game will be played on Saturday October 31st, 12pm PT for Homecoming.