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Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley has hauled in 593 receiving yards in his last three games. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Football defeats California with late field goal, clinches bowl eligibility

This post was updated Nov. 25 at 1:09 a.m. The Bruins snatched their bowl eligibility, but lost their star quarterback. UCLA football (6-6, 4-5 Pac-12) got the win it needed to reach .500 and qualify for a bowl game in a 30-27 win over California (5-7, 2-7) on Friday night, although junior signal caller Josh Rosen only played in the first half. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley has hauled in 593 receiving yards in his last three games. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley has hauled in 593 receiving yards in his last three games. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley hauled in a 17-yard pass towards the end of the first half, giving UCLA an eleven-point lead after the extra point. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Offensive turnaround gives UCLA 17-9 lead at halftime against California

It doesn’t get much worse than seven carries for -31 yards. That’s how UCLA’s offense started the game, as only five of its first 11 plays generated positive yardage, punctuated by a fumble by junior running back Bolu Olorunfunmi at the Bruins’ own 17-yard line. Read more...

Photo: Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley hauled in a 17-yard pass towards the end of the first half, giving UCLA an eleven-point lead after the extra point. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Redshirt junior wide receiver Jordan Lasley hauled in a 17-yard pass towards the end of the first half, giving UCLA an eleven-point lead after the extra point. (Mackenzie Possee/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Former coach Jim Mora was fired the morning after last week's loss to USC. Throughout the week, many UCLA football players have expressed how upset they were to see Mora go. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Bruins set to play for Mora’s legacy, seek undefeated home record

There’s a lot on the line Friday night for UCLA football: A win over California (5-6, 2-6 Pac-12) would secure bowl eligibility for UCLA (5-6, 3-5) and seal the program’s first undefeated home record since 2005. Read more...

Photo: Former coach Jim Mora was fired the morning after last week's loss to USC. Throughout the week, many UCLA football players have expressed how upset they were to see Mora go. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Former coach Jim Mora was fired the morning after last week's loss to USC. Throughout the week, many UCLA football players have expressed how upset they were to see Mora go. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Former head coach Jim Mora was fired the morning following a close loss to USC. Former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch took his place, and although players spoke well of both coaches, a couple were vocal about how upset they were to see Mora go. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Football’s offensive coordinator asked to step in as interim head coach

Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch’s Sunday started normally. He woke up, went to work and began grading film from the previous night’s game. Then he got called into a meeting with Athletics Director Dan Guerrero. Read more...

Photo: Former head coach Jim Mora was fired the morning following a close loss to USC. Former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch took his place, and although players spoke well of both coaches, a couple were vocal about how upset they were to see Mora go. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Former head coach Jim Mora was fired the morning following a close loss to USC. Former offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch took his place, and although players spoke well of both coaches, a couple were vocal about how upset they were to see Mora go. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Several UCLA football players – both past and present – took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the firing of coach Jim Mora. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Players react to Mora firing on social media, commend past successes

Upon hearing the news of UCLA firing football coach Jim Mora Sunday morning, many future, current and former Bruin players took to social media to commend Mora for his tenure in Westwood. Read more...

Photo: Several UCLA football players – both past and present – took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the firing of coach Jim Mora. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Several UCLA football players – both past and present – took to Twitter to voice their opinions about the firing of coach Jim Mora. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Jim Mora will leave UCLA football after guiding the Bruins to a 46-30 record during his tenure as head coach. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

UCLA fires coach Jim Mora with one game left in 2017 season

Coach Jim Mora was fired Sunday morning following UCLA football’s loss to USC on Saturday. Offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch will serve as interim head coach for 2017’s final regular season game against California on Friday. Read more...

Photo: Jim Mora will leave UCLA football after guiding the Bruins to a 46-30 record during his tenure as head coach. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Jim Mora will leave UCLA football after guiding the Bruins to a 46-30 record during his tenure as head coach. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

USC was able to capitalize on UCLA's miscues early in the game. The final score was close; the Bruins fell by just one score. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

Trick-play touchdown, other special-teams struggles doom UCLA against USC

The most embarrassing error came early on, but the mistakes continued all night for UCLA’s special teams in Saturday night’s 28-23 loss to USC. The Bruins gave up a punt return touchdown early in the first quarter, when they fell for a Trojan trick play that lured them to one side of the field while the ball headed toward the opposite sideline. Read more...

Photo: USC was able to capitalize on UCLA's miscues early in the game. The final score was close; the Bruins fell by just one score. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)

USC was able to capitalize on UCLA's miscues early in the game. The final score was close; the Bruins fell by just one score. (Michael Zshornack/Photo editor)


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