Johnathan Franklin scores during UCLA's 66-10 rout of visiting Arizona - Telemachus
Photo highlights of the 66-10 drubbing of the Wildcats at the Rose Bowl. This post focuses on UCLA's dominating offensive performance.
TD #2 About five minutes into the game, UCLA has a first and goal at the Arizona six. Finding no one open in the end zone, Brett Hundley improvised, scrambled to his right and dove for the pylon.
TD #3 Late in the first quarter UCLA has second and goal at the Arizona 17. Hundley promptly throws a 17 yard strike to Jordan Payton.
TD #4 Early in the second quarter, UCLA has a first and goal at the Arizona one. Damien Thigpen extends the ball at the goal line and gets just enough for the touchdown.
TD #5 Midway through the second quarter, Arizona had finally gotten on the board with a field goal and trailed 28-3. But any glimmer of hope was extinguished as the Bruins answered back with a 65 yard drive capped off by Franklin's second touchdown, an easy two yard run.
TD #6 And just to make sure Arizona got the point, the Bruins scored yet another touchdown right before the half, Hundley to Joseph Fauria.
Field Goal So there was a break in the touchdown parade as the Bruins drove 75 yards on their first series of the second half and Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked a 25 yard field goal.
TD #7 Benefiting from Eric Kendricks' forced fumble, the Bruins had the ball at the Arizona 28. One play and PAT later the score was 52-10 as Fauria beat his man and caught Hundley's perfectly placed pass.
TD #8 Early in the fourth quarter with first and 10 on the Arizona, Steven Manfro bounced through the Arizona defense and burst into the end zone. Happy that Manfro has kept his head up and continues to make positive contributions despite his issue fielding punts.
Two plays later redshirt sophomore Melvin Emesibe goes in untouched for the score.
That was a lot of fun. We revel in this significant win. We should. However, one win does not a season make and does not entitle us to anything. This is not a signature win. We have not "turned the corner," nor is the monopoly over. Ignore the hype. If we are to achieve Competitive Greatness as defined by John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, we must "Perform at [our] best when [our] best is required. [Our] best is required each day."