UCLA Bruins

RECORD: 3-4

CONFERENCE RECORD: 1-3

NEXT OPPONENT: At home vs. Utah

GAME INFORMATION

LOCATION: Martin Stadium, Pullman, Washington

Time: 7:30 pm PDT 

Network: ESPN

WSU Cougars

RECORD: 4-2

CONFERENCE RECORD3-0

NEXT OPPONENT: Away vs. Arizona State

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2

3

4

Total

UCLA Bruins

0

0

7

14

21

WSU Cougs

3

7

14

3

27

PLAYER OF THE GAME

PLAYER STATS: 

PLAYER COMP/ATT YARDS TDS INT SACKED RATING
Luke Falk 28/48 261 0 1 3 99.8

Luke Falk had a rough start at the beginning of the game completing 2 of his first 11 passes. Flak also failed to throw a touchdown this game, the quarterback’s first game without a touchdown pass since 2013. Despite early trouble Falk contributed to Washington State’s offense by leading the Cougars on three long touchdown drives, including an 18 play drive that went 91-yards for a touchdown. Falk finished the game 28-48 for 261 yards.

UCLA STATS

TOP PASSER: 

PLAYER COMP/ATT YARDS TDS INT SACKED RATING
Mike Fafaul 24/40 258 3 2 0 128.9

TOP RUSHER: 

PLAYER ATTEMPTS YARDS AVG TDS LONG
Bolu Olorunfunmi 10 22 2.2 0 8

TOP RECEIVER: 

PLAYER RECEPTIONS YARDS TDS LONG
Darren Andrews 8 116 2 30

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: 

PLAYER TOT TAK SAK TFL INT
Jayon Brown 8 1 1.5 1

WSU STATS

TOP PASSER: 

PLAYER COMP/ATT YARDS TDS INT SACKED RATING
Luke Falk 28/48 261 0 1 3 99.8

TOP RUSHER: 

PLAYER ATTEMPTS YARDS AVG TDS LONG
Jamal Morrow 8 51 6.4 1 19

TOP RECEIVER: 

PLAYER RECEPTIONS YARDS TDS LONG
River Cracraft 6 74 0 21

TOP DEFENSIVE PLAYER: 

PLAYER TOT TAK SAK TFL INT
Peyton Pelluer 7 0 0.5 0

 CRAZY STAT OF THE GAME

For the first game in three seasons Washington State’s Luke Falk failed to throw a passing touchdown. Falk came into the game averaging 3.2 touchdowns and 370 yards a game. Luckily for the Cougars, the running game proved to be effective and scored all three of WSU touchdowns.

GAME ANALYSIS

This was a big win for the Washington State Cougars. The victory protects Washington State’s perfect conference record, but most importantly keeps the Cougs in the chase for the Pac-12 North title. Washington State’s Luke Falk had a terrible start to the game completing just 2 of 11 passes. His struggles would continue in the first half after fumbling a pass and throwing an interception in the end zone. Falk bounced back from his self dug hole and lead the Cougs on multiple long yardage drives, including a 91-yard drive that finished with running back Gerard Wicks punching the ball into the end zone. Falk finished the game 28-of-48 with just 261 yards and one interception. The Cougs have started incorporating the running game more into its offense and it played off today. Three separate Cougars carried the ball today and are responsible for all three of Washington State’s touchdowns in the game. Washington State defeated the Bruins by scoring from scoring a game winning touchdown late in the game. 

The UCLA defense dominated the game in the first quarter making it impossible for Washington State to move the ball on is first three drives. The Bruins were forced to play without Sophomore quarterback Josh Rosen because of a shoulder injury suffered against Arizona State. Mike Fafaul replaced Rosen at the quarterback position. Fafaul had a difficult time moving the UCLA defense and was unable to put points on the board until early in the third quarter. UCLA made the game interesting in the final minutes when Fafaul found Darren Andrews for a 4-yard score which put the Bruins within six. The Bruins would regain possession of the ball twice in the final three minutes of the game, but a interception from the Cougars would stop UCLA’s comeback and end the game.

 

 

PLAY OF THE DAY

QB Luke Falk connected with WR River Cracraft for a spectacular one-handed catch early in the fourth quarter. Don’t be surprised if you see this catch on ESPN’s top 10 plays of the week.

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