In an incredible show of courage and resilience, our gutty little UCLA Bruins managed to knock off the fifth-best team in the country by a narrow margin of 21-20.
And what’s more impressive is that UCLA never even had to take a snap!
Because it didn’t actually happen. We’re still three days away from the start of the season (so you aren’t dreaming) and there’s no such thing as preseason in college football (so you aren’t dumb). Here’s a photo, via Deadspin:
No, as Deadspin reported, the AP put out what appears to be a test post, and because AP stands for “Associated Press” (which automatically makes them credible; it’s all in the name, guys), their wire service syndicated the post on a wide range of websites, from online-only sports publications to major newspaper websites and services.
So while we all know that UCLA doesn’t play Oregon this year, we would like to use this official box-score to do a variety of things:
- We would like to retroactively apply this game to our 2011 contest vs. Oregon in the Pac-12 title match-up, which beat Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
- As a result, we would like to add the 2011 Rose Bowl to our list of bowl game wins.
- We would like to allow QB Bob Jones to transfer from pretend UCLA to actual, real UCLA.
We feel these are fair demands, since UCLA did win this game, according to the AP.