In UCLA’s final defensive game three defensive backs were positioned almost as close as fans seated behind the end zone as they were to the line of play.
Jay Shaw hovered around the goal line. DJ Warnell stood at the one-yard line. Kenny Churchwell III lingered between the one and two.
The moment that Fresno State snapped the ball at 13 yards, the quarterback Jake Haener, Shaw, and Churchwell were able to retreat a few yards into the zone of finals.
Haener was looking at the available space and then fired an interception to Jalen Cropper, who was in the right-hand side of the zone to score the game-winning score in the Bulldogs winning 40-37 in the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Rose Bowl.
Cropper defeated the cornerback Mo Osling III, who was close to his line of scrimmage when the time of the snap, but Shaw was not able to assist after he had pushed himself out of the game.
It was a close replica of the touchdown pass that was 19 yards long Haener had completed a few minutes prior while playing against a similar weak defensive alignment.
If it was either zone or man coverage that had an advantage or came in from the back, UCLA gave out more cushions than a mattress store that was hosting an offer for free pillows. Defensive backs often ran five to 10 yards — and sometimes more — away from the line of the scrimmage.
Haener expressed his gratitude to the Bruins with a throw of 2 touchdowns and 455 yards, with his five final completions came after he was hit by a ball that caused him to rest his hip with a shaky hand during the plays.
In a rare acknowledgment of error, UCLA coach Chip Kelly appeared to admit the fact that his squad shouldn’t have given up so much of its territory over to Bulldogs receivers.
“Yeah it was a bit slightly off,” Kelly said, “I consider trying to keep the ball on the field in front of us, we need to rally and make tackles, we’ll have to tighten that to this time.”
Kelly stated that his team gave smaller cushions during the second half, but they didn’t really do so when the game was in the balance.
This is a problem that continues to plague an offense that is ranked at the top of the list. in the nation for pass yards per game (342.7 per match) and is expected to be tested on Saturday when they play Stanford’s Tanner McKee, the former Corona Centennial High star who has helped lead the Cardinal to two consecutive victories since being sworn in as to the position of quarterback to start the season.
The City of Pasadena spokeswoman said the requirement to get vaccinated for major events, such as UCLA soccer games in the Rose Bowl, would more than likely be in place after October. 9th, which means that if the requirement is put in place the requirement would take force in time for the Bruins playing against Oregon in October. 23.
Dr. Ying Ying Goh, an official of the Pasadena health official will present an update on COVID-19 to the City Council on Sept. 27. It is likely to include a suggestion to require proof of vaccination for large events, according to the city’s spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.
UCLA announced this past weekend that they would require evidence that a person has been vaccinated or had a positive COVID-19 result within 72 hours before the start of any indoor sporting events for fans of ages 3 and up through November. 1. UCLA football fans attending the match with Stanford this Saturday have to meet similar rules in Stanford Stadium.
Fans who attend the Bruins’ next home game against Arizona State on Oct. 2nd, aren’t expected to provide evidence of vaccination.
The Los Angeles County board of supervisors passed last week the requirement to be vaccinated at gatherings attended by more than 10,000 attendees However, Pasadena isn’t affected by the law due to its own health department.
Kelly confirmed that there were no injured players eliminated for Stanford however, the odds aren’t looking good in the case of Mike Martinez. The tight end was wearing his left foot covered in the form of a walking boot as he moved through the field on the scooter. Lineman defensive Otito Ogbonnia, as well as the safety Quentin Lake also did not take part in the portion of practice open to media. … Back-up runner Zach Charbonnet, got only six runs during the match against Fresno State, Kelly said that was because the Bruins were unable to overcome their early deficit, which made them throw more than they expected. … quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson claimed his fumble was the result of the rush he made using slippery football. “The grass was very damp on the football field” Thompson-Robinson stated, “so I’m not sure what the ref or the person who was responsible that was in charge, was rolling the ball around a slightly before snapping it and when I received itback, the field was quite wet. There was also an issue concerning the protection. I was required to throw hot, and had to throw the ball quickly. If you’re throwing an unwetted ball, and you don’t expect that to happen, you can expect bad things to happen.”