No. 25 UCLA comes up short in Memphis barnburner

Doug Mendoza
September 17, 2017

But they the defensive struggled in that game allowing 425 yards resulting three forced fumbles, one pass interception and allowed an average of 4.9 yards per play.

All the points were scored in this game. All. Of.

Rosen completed 34-of-56 attempts for 463 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions in Saturday's 48-45 loss to Memphis. UCLA's defense is just not good, and the Tigers have been moving the ball at will.

UCLA: The Bruins entered the Top 25 rankings this week - barely - holding the last spot.

Both offenses provided plenty of fireworks during a shootout that involved seven lead changes and wasn't decided until the final seconds, but Riley Ferguson (398 yards, six touchdowns, one interception) got the better of Rosen (463 yards, four touchdowns, two interceptions) on an afternoon that made it clear Rosen has to be something very close to ideal in order for the Bruins to be successful.

After trailing 27-24 at halftime, UCLA took a 45-41 lead with 11:45 to go on a 22-yard touchdown pass from Rosen to tight end Austin Roberts.

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The score gave Memphis at ten-point lead.

Three losses in eight games would doom UCLA if a conference title is in sight.

"I just have to make sure I'm reading my keys and getting us into the right play".

The Tigers rolled up 560 yards in the win. The Tigers were led in rushing by Darrell Henderson, who had 14 carries for 105 yards, the fourth time in three games the Bruins have allowed an opponent to surpass 100 yards on the ground.

MEMPHIS: Not only were the Tigers not ranked last week, but they didn't receive any votes.

Rosen was leading the Bruins (2-1) down the field for a potential go-ahead score in the fourth quarter when he rushed a pass to avoid an unblocked, blitzing defender. "He's fine", Norvell said. "He took a big hit, but he'll be fine". "There were mistakes that were made against a really good football team", Norvell said. The American Athletic Conference announced Thursday that the Tigers-Knights game is rescheduled for September 30.

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