Friday, October 19

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite promising start, UCLA football heads into halftime down 24-7 to Washington

For the first 10 minutes of the game, it was hard to distinguish between the top-10 team and the winless squad off to its worst start in more than 40 years. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 11-of-17 through the air with 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the first half Saturday night. UCLA trails Washington at halftime 24-7. (Kristie-Valerie Hoang/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Colorado match highlights efforts made by key players, special teams

A converted defensive lineman and an Football Championship Subdivision transfer. In other words, the two players who jump-started UCLA football’s lethargic running game. Behind junior center Boss Tagaloa, redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley – who didn’t see any game action Sept. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Redshirt junior running back Joshua Kelley posted season highs in carries and rushing yards in UCLA's 38-16 loss to Colorado on Friday. Kelley ran the ball 12 times for 124 yards. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football prepares its young roster for upcoming game against Fresno State

UCLA’s first 0-2 start since 2010 obfuscates the amount of progress accomplished in the direction of coach Chip Kelly’s plan to rebuild the program. But what is clear is that any measure of success the Bruins attain this season will heavily depend on their freshmen. Read more...

Photo: Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen has recorded 145 rushing yards and one touchdown in the first two games of the season. He has been splitting duties with senior Bolu Olorunfunmi and redshirt junior Joshua Kelley. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Despite loss to Oklahoma, UCLA football shows potential in early season games

NORMAN,Okla.— Baby steps. After playing in front of a sold-out crowd of over 85,000 people and entering as a 30.5-point underdog, freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson had a succinct assessment of his first career start. Read more...

Photo: UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson gave the Bruins a reason to be optimistic despite a 49-21 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. Thompson-Robinson threw for 254 yards and a touchdown. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Sooners boom by Bruins as UCLA football suffers 49-21 blowout loss in Oklahoma

This post was updated Sept. 8 at 2:56 p.m. NORMAN, Okla.—The Bruins couldn’t stand up to the boom. While Oklahoma’s offense revved down the field like a sports car, true freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was bombarded left and right, and UCLA’s offense sputtered like a lemon. Read more...

Photo: UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

UCLA failed to stop Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray for most of the game – he completed 19-of-33 passes for 306 yards and had five combined touchdowns Saturday. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Battered by Sooners’ pash rush, UCLA down to Oklahoma 21-7 at halftime

NORMAN, Okla.— The offense is getting there. After a dismal showing against Cincinnati, UCLA’s offense ran more speed option and read option plays in true freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s first career start. Read more...

Photo: Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was unable to escape the pressure from Oklahoma’s defense very often in the first half. He was sacked five times and the Sooners had eight tackles for loss. (Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Gameday predictions: UCLA vs. Oklahoma

Ryan Smith Sports editor Prediction: Oklahoma 55, UCLA 10 As much as I would love to be optimistic about Saturday’s game, there is no scenario in which I can see UCLA beating Oklahoma – not to mention on the road. Read more...

Photo: Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Freshman running back Kazmeir Allen scored a 74-yard touchdown in his collegiate debut against Cincinnati last Saturday. Allen will be playing his first career road game this weekend in Oklahoma. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)


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