Some scary, almost comedic quotes from Friday's shellacking:
(via LA Times) The Bruins scored the first 17 points of the game, then were carved up by quarterback Brock Osweiler, who threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns, and scored one rushing for to cap a day he started on the bench.
From the LA Times on UCLA's "defense" and the 11 players on the field while their opponent is on offense:
[The 4th down debacle] didn't cost the Bruins the game, not with a defense that gave up 595 total yards. . . [t]he UCLA defense helped with a tackling exhibition that allowed the Sun Devils three plays of 70 or more yards, resulting in two touchdowns and a field goal. Add to that Jamal Miles' 99-yard kickoff return, and the Bruins spent a good part of the day chasing guys around.
And the reaction from our defensive captain, per tWWL:
"I'm just sorry in general for how things have gone," junior safety Rahim Moore said. "I'll take the whole blame as far as being a captain and leader of this team. I just want to say I'm sorry to all the fans and everybody that loves UCLA, I'm sorry because I don't like being a part of losing. We all don't.
Sadly, the Times had this on the fourth and goal disaster:
"We were hoping Jet Ski would jump, we were talking about it on the sideline, I don't know why he didn't do it," said Neuheisel, referring to Franklin by his nickname.
The Times went on to discuss bowl ineligibility:
UCLA linebacker Akeem Ayers said. "To sit at home and watch other teams playing in bowl games this year, that's going to hurt."
Yet, the most concerning line would be Neuheisel's assessment of the season and the lack of a bowl game for the Bruins (emphasis added):
"This is a little bit of a step back," Neuheisel admitted.