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UCLA Bruins Outlast UNLV Rebels 42-21 in Home Opener

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Soso Jamabo rushed for three touchdowns, and the Bruins defeated the Rebels to advance to 1-1 on the season.

Soso Jamabo scored 3 TDs, in the Bruins' 42-21 victory over UNLV.
Soso Jamabo scored 3 TDs, in the Bruins' 42-21 victory over UNLV.
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Up only one score, 28-21, Josh Rosen lead the Bruins on two 4th quarter scoring drives to finally put away UNLV in the 4th quarter, 42-21, to get the first win of the season. Rosen completed 23 passes on 37 attempts for 298 yards, with 1 TD and no interceptions, and played much more solidly than in the season opener against Texas A&M.

Soso Jamabo rushed for 89 yards on 11 attempts, including 3 touchdowns. Bolu Olorunfunmi and Rosen also carried the ball into the endzone for the Bruins.

Randall Goforth tallied two interceptions, the only two turnovers for the Bruins, who won the turnover margin 2-1, with freshman Jalen Starks coughing up the ball in the third quarter when the Bruins found themselves in a scoring drought.

Though eventually Jim Mora's Bruin squad put up a comfortable lead, the game didn't do much to ease the anxiety of Bruin bed-wetters. The defense, without Takkarist McKinley or Deon Hollins, and without Eddie Vanderdoes for the second half, allowed 4.9 yards per rush. Not awesome for a team that has its next two dates with Taysom Hill and Christian McCaffrey.

That whole penalty thing? Yeah, it's back. The Bruins were flagged 9 times for 73 yards. The one note of optimism last week seems to have been an aberration.

Six different players, not including a few Rosen runs, got carries for UCLA, and fifteen players caught passes, as Rosen and Fafaul (1-1) spread the ball around diligently.

Up next is BYU, who lost by 1-point after a failed 2-point conversion against in-state rival Utah in the Holy War.

This is your post game thread!

GO BRUINS.