UCLA edged out Arizona on Saturday night in one of the closer games among top-25 teams of the day. Although the Bruins pulled out a solid win on the road in hostile Tucson, AZ, the game came down to the wire with the Bruins needing a heroic performance to come away unscathed.
That heroic performance came in the form of
Jesus Christ Myles Jack’s two-way game, which saw him earn eight tackles, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery to go along with his ridiculous six-carry, 120-yard rampage as the Bruins’ running back.
Nothing encapsulates Myles Jack’s performance better than this video from our old pal Punting is Winning. Please watch:
Of course, the post has a long list of facts about Myles Jack, all of which you should read over at PIW.
Jack turned in one of the best two-way performances in UCLA history and, as a true freshman, appears poised to etch himself into the Bruin history books as one of the best linebackers in school history.
Hyperbole? Perhaps, but let’s see if it’s hyperbole in two years, when Myles Jack is eligible to declare for the NFL draft. Given that he’s going to get better, and that he’s still relatively raw, we’re sure the NFL won’t see it as hyperbole then.
Be afraid, Pac-12. Be very, very afraid.