UCLA vs California Recap: Offense Sputters But Bruins Win Big
UCLA’s potent offense cruised in this one against a lowly California team that fell to 1-5 on the season. But it wasn’t all easy for the now 5-0 Bruins.
Overall the Bruins rushed for 78 yards on 34 carries.
James averaged 161.3 yards/game in his first three games before going down with an ankle sprain against Utah on Oct. 3.
Luckily the Bruins have Brett Hundley, who ripped apart the California secondary, completing 31-of-41 yards for 410 yards and three touchdowns.
Overall the Bruins accounted for 488 yards in the ball game.
California watched its high octane quarterback Jared Goff get shut down by a stout UCLA defense. He completed 26-of-43 passes for 215 yards and an interception.
He completed passes to 11 receivers.
Goff’s production was just over half of the 402.6 yards/game the Bears average per game. They fell just eight yards under their 113 yards/game rushing as well.
The Bruins forced two turnovers in a ball game where both teams held the ball for exactly 30 minutes a piece.
UCLA place kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn converted on 3-of-3 field goals to go with 4-of-4 extra points to help the struggling Bruins offense score some points.
The Bruins will hope to get James back next week in time for their game in Palo Alto against the Stanford Cardinal, who fell against the Utah Utes tonight in Salt Lake City.