UCLA Football: 20 stats to countdown 20 days

PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 22: Ishmael Adams
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PASADENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Rosen
PASADENA, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Josh Rosen /

1 – Quarterbacks on the current roster with any Division 1 game experience

As mentioned in this article, the key to the Bruins’ success hinges on Josh Rosen staying healthy. Last year when he was injured, an inexperienced Mike Fafaul was put in and the results were not good.

Even though Fafaul was not a Division 1 starting quarterback, he had four years of experience in the Bruins’ program.

This year, beyond Rosen, the Bruins’ quarterbacking corp is as inexperienced as it gets.

Devon Modster, though a great athlete with huge potential, has yet to take a snap in a real D1 game.

Behind Modster is Matt Lynch, Austin Burton, and a small group of others all with “Freshman” next to their name. Yes, Modster and Lynch are both redshirt freshman but still…

The theme of most of these stats has revolved around the phrase “If Josh Rosen is healthy…”

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I believe the Bruins can be really good this year but it could also look as ugly as last year. A young defense could give up a lot of big plays. The running backs could again be stifled by opposing defenses. But if Josh Rosen is healthy…