Unlike last year, the Bruins ended the year without giving the fans any sort of hope.
The Bruins had no answers for the Trojan offense.
The Eye Test
The Bruins could seemingly do nothing right against the Utes.
The Bruins were sloppy at times, but won handily against an outmanned opponent, exactly what good teams do.
The Bruins looked strong on offense and revitalized on defense, and suddenly a lost season has reason for optimism again.
It may not have been the prettiest game, but UCLA has finally beaten Stanford again.
Shockingly, there weren’t many positives in one of the most disappointing home losses in decades.
The Bruins backslid and in the worst possible ways.
UCLA played amazing for 20 minutes. They have to consider the hole the previous 40 minutes put them in.
Make your own judgements as to what that means for the Bruins.
Chip Kelly is breaking new ground at UCLA. That’s not necessarily a good thing.
The Bruins did not look to be on the same upward slope they were on at the end of last year.
In the process, the Bruins showed clear improvement over the beginning of the season.
The Bruins looked like a team that had gotten better over the season, while the Trojans did not.
The Bruins looked better than they have in weeks, but it still wasn’t enough.
The Bruins did everything wrong on special teams and created an early hole they could never climb out of.
The Bruins looked outmatched, and need to pick up the pieces.
Well, that was exactly what we hoped a Chip Kelly team would look like.
The big question going forward: is this fools gold again, or something to build on?
Bad QB play led to the rest of the team collapsing in a tough road environment.
The Bruins routinely looked adrift against a decent Bulldogs team, and now we have more questions than answers.
UCLA took a step in the right direction in Norman.
Poor execution and questionable playcalling doomed the Bruins.
The Jedd Fisch Interregnum gets out to a 1-0 start, while we also ponder staff changes.
Undisciplined play? Check. Fantastic quarterback play? Check. Questionable decisions? Check.
The offense and Rosen got their groove back, while the defense took advantage of bad ASU decisions.
The Bruins put together one of the worst losses of the Jim Mora era.
The question after this week: is it progress, or fools gold?
The defense found some new lows and the offense wasn’t as perfect as it needed to be.
The Bruins head into the bye week with some things to build on, but also with issues to work out.
UCLA looked good on offense, but good wasn’t good enough.