After helping to orchestrate the second biggest comeback in NCAA history, UCLA Football’s quarterback Josh Rosen has been named the offensive Pac-12 player of the week.
Apparently a player only needs 17 minutes and 2 seconds to be named the Pac-12 Player of the Week. That is the case with UCLA Football‘s junior quarterback Josh Rosen who needed just over a quarter of a game to pull off a win and have the eyes of the college football nation on him after his Week 1 performance..
Rosen was nothing short of amazing as he led the Bruins back from the abyss that was a 44-10 deficit against the Texas A&M Aggies on Sunday night.
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Rosen and the Bruins struggled for the majority of the game as they were not able to put together consecutive consistent drives for over a half. It was not until the 3rd quarter was nearly over that Rosen put the team on his back and led the Bruins to the greatest comeback in UCLA Football history.
In the 4th quarter alone, Rosen threw for 292 yards and 4 touchdowns. That added to his game total of 491 passing yards and 5 touchdowns. He was also without an interception and had a 59.3 completion percentage (35/59).
The Bruins were at one point down 44-10, but UCLA made adjustments on offense and defense that led to 35 unanswered points. It was not ideal, but the Fight Fight Fight that the Bruins displayed showed a change in character from what we saw in 2016.
It is no doubt that the return of Rosen is huge, but this was not expected, though quite welcome among UCLA Football fans. His late-game performance not only solidified what we here at GJB have been saying all season long, but also showed the nation that their perception of Rosen needs to be corrected. “Don’t sleep on Rosen.” Remember these words.
Other News and Notes
In addition to Rosen, UCLA Football Head Coach Jim Mora has been named the Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week.