UCLA Football suffered a difficult loss to the hands of Colorado on Saturday night, falling in their season opener by the score of 48-42. Here are three things that we learned in the loss.
Despite entering the game as almost touchdown favorites, UCLA Football fell to Colorado on Saturday night, beginning their season with a loss.
The Bruins played from behind the entire game, as Colorado got out to an early 35-7 lead in the second quarter. UCLA put forth a valiant comeback effort, narrowing the deficit to as few as a touchdown in the third quarter, and six points at the end of the fourth.
The lack of practice and preparation that a normal season would contain was obvious, as the Bruins turned the ball over four times in the first half, three of which coming on fumbles. On the flip side, the Bruins defense was abysmal throughout the contest, as Colorado punted just three times, and would’ve easily hit 50 points if not for three missed field goals.
It wasn’t all bad for the Bruins, as Dorian Thompson-Robinson looked the most poised as he has looked under center for UCLA. DTR completed 20 of his 40 passes for 303 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, while leading the Bruins in rushing with 109 yards and a touchdown on nine carries.
We’ll get deeper into both sides of the field later on, as the bottom line is this: the Bruins lost a game that they should’ve won, and if not for the play of Thompson-Robinson, this thing would have been a lot uglier. In a season with little margin for error, the Bruins have absolutely no room for mistakes if they want to improve on last season.
Anyways, here are three things that we learned in UCLA’s tumultuous week one loss.