Thursday, December 08, 2022

UCLA football allows penalties, explosive plays to hurt again

UCLA football allows penalties, explosive plays to hurt again

UCLA should be relegated after losing what was considered a crucial game in the Pac-12 South Division against Arizona State.

The Bruins (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) continued to allow a series of “self-inflicted wounds” to get the best of them, including skipping penalties and big pass plays.

“We played uphill football in the second half,” said UCLA coach Chip Kelly. “It was a direct result of what we did. It’s from wounds we inflicted on us and we have to clean it.”

Kelly understands that in order to compete with some of the better teams in the conference, “SIW” cannot continue.

“The penalty kicks you back, and then all of a sudden you’re playing for a really long time,” Kelly said. “We made it more difficult on ourselves. That’s the difference between the two halves.”

The Bruins were called for catches on three separate occasions, with left tackle Shaun Ryan being called for two of them. The Bruins were also fined two personal fouls and one non-playing un-playing conduct during the game.

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson agreed the penalty was costly, as the Bruins failed to score in the second half for the first time since the 2019 season against Utah.

“We shot ourselves twice in the foot,” Thompson-Robinson said. “I have to go back and watch the movie and all that to give me a clear idea.”

The Sun Devils kept the game close with the Bruins, giving them a par score in the first half. With Game 17 tied, UCLA scored a field goal to take the lead by 3 points.

Arizona State quarterback Jayden Daniels would respond, completing a long pass for a 54-yard touchdown to Ricky Pearsall, defeating UCLA defensive back Elisha Guidry in coverage, to take a 24-20 lead after PAT. ASU did not give up and took the lead for the rest of the game.

Daniels and Pearsall were also linked by a screen pass that resulted in a 65-yard touchdown on the previous offensive drive.

World Nation News is a digital news portal website. Which provides important and latest breaking news updates to our audience in an effective and efficient ways, like world’s top stories, entertainment, sports, technology and much more news.

Latest News

Related Stories

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    Thanks for submitting your comment!