While the defense was back to Week 2 aggressiveness, it was the play of DTR that won the game for UCLA.
Great write-up. Was not able to watch the game but left my Joe Bruin bobble head in his good luck spot. I was having trouble pulling up the score on my phone, but late in the evening my phone rang. It was our UCLA alum daughter celebrating her birthday and watching the game with her friends. She gave me the play-by-play during the final two minutes. The room exploded with an 8 Clap when the clock expired! Was able to watch the highlights when we got home. Yeah that and U$C losing to Oregon State!
We lucked out. If Stanford had their starting running backs, it might have been a different story. Incredible toughness by DTR.
I missed the entire game as I was at my disaster of a job on Saturday but it's really good to read about DTR coming through in clutch time. I hope no one here has ever questioned toughness or effort. That has never been an issue, and the kid has amazing heart. Questions on his ball security and decision making remain fair, but he's certainly in a better place than where he began 2+ years ago and it's cool to see his growth. I still think there's a long way to go to reach his ceiling in terms of execution and, more importantly, consistency, but a good DTR gives us a chance to compete for the conference and I'm happy we're able to have that conversation this season. I wasn't confident that we'd get to this point.
This weekend, the Bruins, Broncos, and my daughter's high school all won, and *$c lost at home. Sometimes football is perfect.