Boulder, CU – The UCLA Bruins faithful have been waiting to see a breakout game behind the the offensive line allowing what could been a Heisman hopeful Zach Charbonnet (#24 RB). Well, he showed up today scoring 3 touchdown and 104-yards on the ground.
The Bruins defeated Colorado 45-17 for the team first away win of the season before a 42,848 crowd which was larger than at home.
A balance attack on the scoreboard after the first quarter and 14-0 Bruins lead with Charbonnet and Dorian Thompson-Robinson reaching paydirt. The Buffaloes held the ball most of first quarter but just couldn’t puts points on the board.
“You look at our conditioning and I think it’s shown up in four games and I think it’s part of what our DNA is right now,” said UCLA Coach Chip Kelly.
The Bruins were able to kickoff PAC-12 play on the road with the Buffaloes who were is disparate need for a victory. But The Bruins jumped in the end zone fast, on their first three possessions building and never giving up the lead.
Thompson-Robinson helped the Bruins with 234 yards in the air with 2 touchdowns and additional 56 yards rushing keeping the defense honest. Targeted ten different receives against the Buffaloes defense with Colson Yankoff with two touchdowns.
Colorado coach Karl Dorrell has the booster turning up the heat looking for more W’s vs L’s this season. Even though it was only 78 degrees at kickoff it felt like 100 degrees for Dorrell.
From the Bruins stout performance Kenny Churchwell III led the defense with 5 tackles but most will rave about Laiatu Latu who stood out today on the field with a team high three sacks. Carl Jones also chipped in with an interception for the only pick thrown by Owen McCown.
McCown had a good first start for a freshman throwing a whopping 42 pass completing 26 passes for 258 yards with a touchdown.
The team is scheduled to practice Sunday ahead of a key Pac-12 game against Washington on Friday September 30th at the Rose Bowl. Colorado will travel to Arizona on Saturday October 1st.