First true freshman starting quarterback in Westwood. Replacing Brett Hundley. High aspirations. Hype out of this world. All spoken about Josh Rosen and Jim Mora's UCLA Bruins side for the 2015 campaign, none of which wavered the confidence of the nation's top high school quarterback from a year ago.
Rosen showed his accuracy right off the bat, throwing a deep ball right on the money that just went through the receivers hands. No worries for the phenom, who ended the night going 28-35 for 351 yards and three scores without a single pick. Protecting the ball was a vital part of the game plan, and it was executed to a T.
Soso Jamabo chipped in, a fellow true freshman, leading all rushers with 79 yards on nine carriers. Outrushing Paul Perkins isn't a shabby way to start your career in the blue and gold. Myles Jack, Eddie Vanderdoes and Kenny Clark showed their versatility in the red zone, as Jack ran in a one yard score with Vanderdoes leading the way, and Clark caught a three yard score. Might just be one game into the season, but UCLA may very well have cemented themselves a legitimate candidate to make the second edition of the playoffs, but will need to keep it going next week against Nevada prior to playing Brigham Young.