UCLA smothers Arizona behind three Paul Perkins TDs

The Beavers actually gave Stanford a fight in the first half at home before falling 42-24. “Our scoring chances were unsafe and there are a lot of positives from this game that we’ll use to build on for the remaining conference matches”. “We allowed him to get comfortable”.


“You can’t let a good thrower get comfortable because he’ll make plays and they did”, Rodriguez said. CHEERLEADER WAR: ABOUT UCLA (3-0 SU, 1-1-1 ATS, 0-3 O/U): The Bruins also can run the ball, and they’ll look to Paul Perkins to continue doing damage out of the backfield.

Arizona would go all the way into their third quarterback on their depth chart.

Mora improved to 4-0 against Rodriguez.

UCLA plays Arizona state next week then heads to Stanford for a huge matchup on the road which will be their next big test this season in their quest for a Pac-12 title.

“Through and through”, Mora said of the league, “it’s daunting”.

“I’m disappointed”, Sun Devils’ coach Todd Graham said after Tuesday’s practice. “It’s unacceptable and it won’t happen again”. But Rosen looked a little more human in his next two games against UNLV and BYU, coughing up four interceptions alongside just two touchdowns. Gary Chambers and D.J. Foster have combined for 385 receiving yards and one touchdown while Demario Richard has 10 receptions. On Arizona’s next drive, Solomon couldn’t corral a snap that sailed over his head and UCLA recovered at the Wildcats’ 16-yard line. The junior finished with seven tackles and was active for all four quarters. The Wildcats had a hard time bringing the ninth-ranked Bruins down, too, leading to a 56-30 loss on national television that dropped Arizona from No. 16 to out of the latest AP Top 25.

USC’s 42-14 romp was perhaps overshadowed by UCLA and Utah, which won their conference openers with 26 and 42-point routs of ranked opponents Arizona and Oregon. Perkins scored on a 16-yard run the next play.

UCLA had plenty go its way in last week’s 56-30 blowout at Arizona. Bercovici is now 11th in the Pac-12 in completion percentage.

Arizona had plenty of success on the ground, with Nick Wilson running for 136 yards and Jerrard Randall adding 128 after replacing Anu Solomon at quarterback in the second quarter.

On the season, UCLA averages 248.3 yards in passing and 233.8 yards in rushing. That came after it was announced Adams would not face felony robbery charges for allegedly taking a cell phone from an Uber driver….

ESPN’s College GameDay will be in Tucson for the game, a typical signature of the biggest college football game of the week.

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Arizona State’s last 9 games when playing on the road against UCLA.

UCLA did quite a bit right on defense against Arizona, forcing three takeaways that the offense turned into three touchdowns.


Perhaps this is a correctable problem, something that UCLA can fix with more time on the practice field despite having lost starting linebacker Myles Jack, defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes and cornerback Fabian Moreau to season-ending injuries.

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