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UCLA Bruins Play Like They Belong; Beat LSU, 38-27
The Bruins played a complete game and beat the Tigers at the Rose Bowl.
It’s a great night to be a Bruin! UCLA defeated the LSU Tigers rather easily tonight.
After a scoreless first quarter, LSU took the early lead on a 3-yard pass from Max Johnson to Kayshon Boutte and, briefly, it looked like it could be a long night for the Bruins.
But UCLA responded with a 75-yard touchdown pass from DTR to Greg Dulcich to tie the game with 12:20 left in the first half.
The next Bruin drive was the Zach Charbonnet Show. On the first play of the drive, Charbonnet broke a run for 20 yards. After two incomplete passes, Charbonnet caught a pass for 35 yards and UCLA had the ball on the Tiger 16. After a short pass to Kyle Philips, Charbonnet finished the drive with a 12-yard touchdown run. That touchdown put the Bruins up 14-7 and they never looked back.
The defense was amazing all game long, but especially in the first half when they held LSU to a total of just four yards rushing and the Bruins led 14-10 at the half.
Chase Cota caught a 14-yard pass from Thompson-Robinson, but it was the way he jumped into the end zone. It was clear the Bruins were playing with joy.
After a Nicolas Barr-Mira field goal gave the Bruins a 24-17 lead, the next Bruin drive went 73 yards and ended with a 1-yard TD run by Brittain Brown with 12:28 left to give UCLA a 31-20 lead.
By this point, the game was effectively over, though each team scored one more time. UCLA’s last TD came on a 45-yard touchdown reception by Philips.
It may be too soon for Bruin fans to start cheering, “We Want Bama!” but this game clearly showed that UCLA belongs in the Top 25 when the new polls come out on Tuesday.