Friday, February 22

Extra Points: Poor pass connections have set the tone early

There is such a thing as setting the tone in football, which could be considered the equivalent to setting the mood in romance.
You know what type of night it's going to be from the beginning. So when the Bruins took on Kansas State Saturday afternoon and ran three consecutive pass plays to open the game "“ all of which were incomplete "“ the tone for UCLA was officially set. Ineffective passing and catching were going to be the demise of the Bruins against the Wildcats. Fast-forward to the final minutes of the game and what do you know: the Bruins have a chance to tie the game with a two-point conversion. But ineffective passing and catching holds them back.
With a little over a minute left on the clock, UCLA quarterback Kevin Prince throws one of his few nice passes of the game, which lands in the arms of Ricky Marvray for a touchdown, bringing the Bruins to within two. On the two-point conversion attempt, Prince rolls out right and throws a soft pass that clearly should have been caught by Taylor Embree. Read more...




UCLA wide receiver Nelson Rosario (83) watches as a pass falls incomplete in the third quarter of the Sept. 4 game against Kansas State. Wildcats defensive back Terrance Sweeney was flagged for pass interference on the play, and the drive resulted in a 35-yard Kai Forbath field goal that cut the Bruins’ deficit to one.

Bruins fall 31-22 to Kansas State in season opener

MANHATTAN, Kan. "”mdash; Faced with a golden chance to snag a season-opening road victory in front of a packed house, the UCLA football team dropped the ball. Quite literally, in fact. Read more...

Photo:

UCLA wide receiver Nelson Rosario (83) watches as a pass falls incomplete in the third quarter of the Sept. 4 game against Kansas State. Wildcats defensive back Terrance Sweeney was flagged for pass interference on the play, and the drive resulted in a 35-yard Kai Forbath field goal that cut the Bruins’ deficit to one.

UCLA wide receiver Nelson Rosario (83) watches as a pass falls incomplete in the third quarter of the Sept. 4 game against Kansas State. Wildcats defensive back Terrance Sweeney was flagged for pass interference on the play, and the drive resulted in a 35-yard Kai Forbath field goal that cut the Bruins’ deficit to one.


Saturday at Kansas State
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder took the Wildcats from cellar-dweller to national powerhouse in the 1990s and came back in 2009 to try and do it again. Senior running back Daniel Thomas (8) had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards for the Wildcats in 2009, including 115 yards against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. (Credit: Kansas State Athletics)

Up to the challenge?

Some college football teams like to open their seasons by feasting on inferior opponents. Read more...

Photo:

Saturday at Kansas State
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder took the Wildcats from cellar-dweller to national powerhouse in the 1990s and came back in 2009 to try and do it again. Senior running back Daniel Thomas (8) had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards for the Wildcats in 2009, including 115 yards against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. (Credit: Kansas State Athletics)

Saturday at Kansas State
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder took the Wildcats from cellar-dweller to national powerhouse in the 1990s and came back in 2009 to try and do it again. Senior running back Daniel Thomas (8) had more than 1,500 all-purpose yards for the Wildcats in 2009, including 115 yards against the Bruins at the Rose Bowl. (Credit: Kansas State Athletics)

37054_8.30.football-insert-timeline.jpg

Troubled times on the line

It's no secret that UCLA quarterbacks haven't been able to stay healthy in recent years, so Rick Neuheisel set out to fix that by beefing up his offensive line. Four-star recruits Xavier Su'a-Filo and Stanley Hasiak came to Westwood in 2009 and were supposed to ensure that those lining up under center would be safe for years to come. Read more...

37054_8.30.football-insert-timeline.jpg


1 240 241 242 243 244 261