Members of No. 22 UCLA football walk off the field following their 14-7 loss to No. 11 Utah. (Megan Cai/Daily Bruin senior staff)
SALT LAKE CITY — Dante Moore fired a 45-yard strike to sophomore tight end Carsen Ryan on fourth-and-7 from his own 22-yard line.
Three plays later, the freshman quarterback completed a 17-yard touchdown pass to redshirt senior wide receiver Josiah Norwood – who had narrowly missed a touchdown reception in the first quarter.
But it was too little, too late.
After trailing by two scores for 3 1/2 quarters, No.
Prediction: UCLA 35, Utah 31
I watched this matchup two years ago from the Mighty Utah Student Section – also known as the MUSS – and somewhere along the way ended up with nacho cheese in the hood of my jacket.
This post was updated on Sept. 22 at 12:14 p.m.
In 2014, ESPN coined 13-year-old Chase Griffin “the QB most likely to succeed.”
“Where will Chase be in five years?” the feature pondered.
This week is about uncertainty at quarterback.
It’s a challenge that both No. 22 UCLA football and No. 11 Utah are facing in the days leading up to their showdown Saturday, albeit for drastically different reasons.
No. 22 UCLA football (3-0) is opening Pac-12 play at Rice-Eccles Stadium against No. 11 Utah (3-0). The Bruins will have the chance to win in Salt Lake City for the first time since 2015, while the Utes will be chasing down revenge after losing at the Rose Bowl last season.
This post was updated Sept. 21 at 9:40 p.m.
Editor’s note: This article mentions football players’ weight strategies and dietary habits.
Anthony Adkins was a virtual unknown when he transferred to UCLA from Army.
Prediction: UCLA 43, North Carolina Central 7
I have always loved patterns – making them, finding them, whatever it may be.
Growing up, my mom would make patterns out of the sugar packets on tables at restaurants and have me figure out what would come next in the sequence as a way of keeping me occupied while waiting for food – and doing a little bit of learning in the process.
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