Daily Bruin UCLA v Purdue

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  1. jfosh

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    Daily Bruin UCLA v Purdue

    Press Pass for the The Tradition Season Seven #5 UCLA (jfosh) V. #3 Purdue (hellisan) at Ross-Aide Staduim.

    With last year’s loss in the Sugar Bowl still fresh on the minds of the Bruins, you would think UCLA would have been firing on all cylinders for this one. That was not the case in this one. A couple of miscues and an inability to stop the run vs. very well played game by opponent = defeat.

    UCLA started its opening drive well enough trying to pound the ball with Emmanuel Nicholas and looked successful doing so. But on 3rd and 4 from the Purdue 20 it happened, Soph. QB Michael Roberts headed left on an option….Purdue strung it out on the short side…Roberts pitched and All American cornerback Michael Adams leapt into the air and knocked the ball to the turf. Chad Dean scooped up the ball off the turf and rambled 72 yards and the Boilermakers were up 7-0.

    UCLA regrouped and smashed its way down the field on a variety of runs to even the score 7-7. Purdue’s first drive of the game followed UCLA’s script with HB Jason Campbell and the Boilermaker line imposing their will on the Bruins D pushing their lead back to 7. This game was going to be decided on the ground.

    The teams traded punts on their next drives. UCLA began to move the ball and looked to be on the verge of evening the score but a failure to communicate over the deafening crowd on an audible cost the Bruins 5 yards and pushed them back to the Purdue 30. Looking for UCLA to go to the air the Boilermakers pinned their ears back and brought the pressure creating losses on the next two plays. The second play was a 10 yard sack and the only one of the game for Purdue by CB J Watson. Roberts had the delay of game, a 10 yard sack, and was rattled as he dropped back on 3rd and long. He couldn’t find an open receiver and headed up field on a scramble. That didn’t go well for Roberts either, Josh Morris set his sights on the QB and swooped in to strip the ball, it was the rookie QB’s second turnover of the game and ended the drive.

    Purdue’s playmaker Brian Williams took center stage on the next play catching a 15 yard pass and immediately busted closing corner Larry Latimer’s tackle to take it to the house for 63 yard hook-up. UCLA added a field goal before the end of the half making the score 21-10.

    The Boilermakers opened the second half with a field goal pushing its lead to 24-10. Much of the third quarter saw the teams trade punts and grind it out on the ground. The Bruins started a drive toward the end of the 3rd and carried it over to 4th quarter. UCLA punched it in from the 7 yd line on an Emmanuel Nicholas run that had Purdue defenders draped all over him. 24-17.

    Purdue sealed the deal on a drive that started with 7 minutes left in the game. They did exactly what they did all day on this drive. Completing a pass when they needed it (Anthony Robinson attempted a total of 12 for the game) but mainly they just plowed right over the UCLA defense with Jonathan Campbell carrying the load. After this methodical drive the Boilermakers were up 31-17 with 4 minutes left. The Bruins proved ineffective as they tried to strike quick and gave the ball back after getting a couple of first downs. Boilermaker’s ball and they just continued to smash up the UCLA interior winding the clock down with each bruising run.

    Tough loss, great game by Hellisan, no mistakes in the Purdue game plan + no mistakes on the field. UCLA had better not sulk for very long because Top 10 power Texas heads to Westwood for their first ever meeting next week. A second early season loss and the Bruin faithful will be calling for coach Jfosh’s Head!

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    <tr><td colspan=6 align="center">Box Score</td><td colspan=3 align="center">Team Stats</td></tr><tr><td valign="bottom">Team</td><td valign="bottom">1st</td><td valign="bottom">2nd</td><td valign="bottom">3rd</td><td valign="bottom">4th</td><td valign="bottom">Final</td><td><img src=http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/galasso22/Logos/big_ten2-1.png width="120" height="60"></td><td><img src=http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/galasso22/Logos/purdue.png width="60" height="60"></td><td><img src=http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa168/galasso22/Logos/ucla2.png width="60" height="60"</td></tr><tr><td bgcolor="5284F5"><font color ="FDB828"><b>UCLA</td><td>7</td><td>3</td><td>0</td><td>7</td><td>17</td><td>1st Downs</td><td>15</td><td>17</td></tr><tr>
    <td bgcolor="B0936B"><font color ="000000"><b>PURDUE</td><td>7</td><td>14</td><td>3</td><td>7</td><td>31</td><td>3rd Downs</td><td>5-10</td><td>4-10</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6 rowspan=11><img src=http://i688.photobucket.com/albums/vv243/jfosh/2014_Adams_forced_fumble.jpg width="640" height="360"></td><td>4th Downs</td><td>0-0</td><td>0-1</td></tr><tr>
    <td>Total Yards</td><td>326</td><td>368</td></tr><tr><td>Passing</td><td>147</td><td>180</td></tr><tr>
    <td>Comp-Att</td><td>8-12-2</td><td>14-19-0</td></tr><tr><td>Rushing</td><td>179</td><td>188</td></tr><tr><td>Attempts</td><td>38</td><td>37</td></tr><tr><td>Penalties</td><td>2-10</td><td>1-5</td></tr><tr>
    <td>Turnovers</td><td>0</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Fumbles</td><td>0</td><td>2</td></tr><tr><td>Interceptions</td><td>0</td><td>0</td></tr><tr><td>Possession</td><td>15:00</td><td>17:00</td></tr><tr><td colspan=9>All American Michael Adams rockets to the ball and forces a fumble.</td></tr></table><table width="52.5%" border="1"><tr><td colspan=6 bgcolor="B0936B"><font color ="000000"><b>Purdue Passing</td><td colspan=6 bgcolor="5284F5"><font color ="FDB828"><b>UCLA Passing</td></tr><tr><td></td><td>C/ATT</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>INT</td><td></td><td>C/ATT</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>INT</td></tr><td>A. ROBINSON</td><td>8-12</td><td>147</td><td>18.3</td><td>2</td><td>0</td><td>M.ROBERTS</td><td>14-19</td><td>180</td><td>12.8</td><td>0</td><td>0</td></tr><tr><td colspan=6 bgcolor="B0936B"><font color ="000000"><b>Purdue Rushing</td><td colspan=6 bgcolor="5284F5"><font color ="FDB828"><b>UCLA Rushing</td></tr><td></td><td>CAR</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>LNG</td><td></td><td>CAR</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>LNG</td></tr><td>J.CAMPBELL</td><td>34</td><td>177</td><td>5.2</td><td>1</td><td>14</td><td>E. NICHOLAS</td><td>16</td><td>102</td><td>6.3</td><td>2</td><td>32</td><td></td></tr><td>B.MATTHWES</td><td>3</td><td>5</td><td>1.6</td><td>0</td><td>4</td><td>M.ROBERTS</td><td>13</td><td>68</td><td>5.2</td><td>0</td><td>18</td><td></td></tr><td>B.WILLIAMS</td><td>1</td><td>6.0</td><td>6.0</td><td>0</td><td>6</td><td>A.SESSION</td><td>3</td><td>2</td><td>0.6</td><td>0</td><td>2</td><td></td></tr><td COLSPAN=6></td><td>R.WARE</td><td>3</td><td>22</td><td>7.3</td><td>0</td><td>12</td><td></td></tr><td COLSPAN=6></td><td>D.MILLS</td><td>1</td><td>-1</td><td>-1.0</td><td>0</td><td>0</td><td></td></tr><td colspan=6></td><td>C.GREVIOUS</td><td>1</td><td>5</td><td>5.0</td><td>0</td><td>5.0</td><td></td></tr><td colspan=6 bgcolor="B0936B"><font color ="000000"><b>Purdue Receiving</td><td colspan=6 bgcolor="5284F5"><font color ="FDB828"><b>UCLA Receiving</td></tr><td></td><td>REC</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>LNG</td><td></td><td>REC</td><td>YDS</td><td>AVG</td><td>TD</td><td>LNG</td></tr><td>B.WILLIAMS</td><td>4</td><td>101</td><td>25.0</td><td>1</td><td>63</td><td>M.CARTER</td><td>6</td><td>106</td><td>17.6</td><td>0</td><td>43</td></tr><td>J.CAMPBELL</td><td>1</td><td>13</td><td>13.0</td><td>0</td><td>13</td><td>R.ROBINSON</td><td>2</td><td>16</td><td>8.0</td><td>0</td><td>11</td></tr><td>D.SWANSON</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>6.0</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>D.SCOTT</td><td>2</td><td>40</td><td>20.0</td><td>0</td><td>24</td></tr><td>B.MATTHEWS</td><td>1</td><td>8</td><td>8.0</td><td>0</td><td>8</td><td>C.WILLIAMSON</td><td>1</td><td>6</td><td>6.0</td><td>0</td><td>6</td></tr><td>N.FLORES</td><td>1</td><td>19</td><td>19.0</td><td>0</td><td>19</td><td>A.SESSION</td><td>1</td><td>3</td><td>3.0</td><td>0</td><td>3</td></tr><td COLSPAN=6></td><td>J.FOSTER</td><td>1</td><td>7</td><td>7.0</td><td>0</td><td>7</td></tr><td COLSPAN=6></td><td>R.WARE</td><td>1</td><td>2</td><td>2.0</td><td>0</td><td>2</td></tr></table>
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  2. jfosh

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    I wanna move these to the right section in the forum but html is off in the game summeries area.
     
  3. Hellisan

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    I wanted to work the pass in a little more than I did, but that damn SS coming off the line kinda put the kabosh on that... HAH. I love your safeties. On that play by Adams, I think the biggest thing he did besides tip the pitch in the first place, was he got up and blocked Nicholas. Whoever you were controlling was also fast, but I got lucky and he missed, I think the block by Adams on Nicholas was what allowed that to be a TD instead of just a FR.

    Great report as always, I will not at all mind if we lose next year at UCLA and I hope I can display this kinda class/sportsmanship if that happens. later.

    PS.... The last highlight in your package there, I couldn't believe that, great play by your guy but what were my guys doing!? LOL
     
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    Two minor corrections if you're interested - CB J Watson got the sack (I thought it was cool that a player had just an initial for a name, that's why I recruited him) and Jonathan Campbell is my RB.

    I don't care at all if you don't feel like editing it, obviously.
     
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    corrections made. I had to double check that name "J" the first time i saw it.
     
  6. Hellisan

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    Question for Coach Fosh

    Before the game was looking over your players and saw a 97 arm, 88 Accuracy guy amongst the QBs. I think he is also the highest rated. Any thoughts of maybe going back to the old offense or since your playbook is already chosen, are you somewhat stuck with the current starter? He's obviously very dangerous, but are you wishing you had the option of inserting concrete boots guy with the rocket for an arm in there?
     
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    There was a QB battle before the season. We decided to put the best athelete on the field. We only have a couple of games with the new offense under our belt. Roberts should grow as the season moves along. Once we hit the meat of our conference schedule he should have full command of the play book. The Texas game should shed some more light on our QB and playbook decesion. Another thought i have though is we wont beat anybody with a defense that cant get take-aways and gives up running yards like we have in the first two games.
     
  8. jms493

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    Awesome job jfosh........and looked like a great game I was constantly checking when I was drubbing MIZZ. I thogh 24-17 that UCLA was on the comeback but then I saw 31-17 and said.......another BIG TEN win!
     
  9. DJ Rhude

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    That crap ends tonight (y)
     
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    Fosh will get the offense soon enough...it's different...since he's been running more passing type and not necessarily passing sets neither. Roberts doesn't have much of an arm but his speed combined with the speed of the cats on UCLA, make it very dangerous...good win though helli.
     
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    Yeah for sure... The thing I noticed is that the super fast QBs can be both a blessing and a curse. I have an easier time running an efficient (few turnovers) offense with a passing QB. I already throw enough picks, I don't need fumbles too, and no matter how good of a runner/scrambler he is, he's gonna drop the ball at a rate at least twice that of a running back. To compound that, it's extra easy to run him (keepers etc) against the cpu, and then becomes much more difficult against a human team. I had a 92 speed QB in another league, loved using him, etc. but he got me into a lot of bad habits... heh.
     
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    Yeah I agree Helli...

    it's so good to use a fast QB and I only used one in this game when I first used UCLA with Chris Forcier. With him I was able to bail myself out with just his feet. Yet I consistently threw 20 picks with him...half of which were just stupid throws. I know with my Crowder, I throw much better...I know I have to step up in the pocket to get more time...I know I have to move him around to avoid the rush because he's not able to just run away from the defense. also it seems like the offensive line protects my pocket passer better than if I had a fast QB...maybe it's just me.
     
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    Jeff Barnes and Randall Cobb do not agree with the above statements
     
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    I showed Barnes last year...we'll see this year...

    fugg cobb...i just hope ISU shows up this year!
     
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    Helli plays tough especially with the lead. The PAC-10 will get its share of wins. Texas is coming next week so I have a chance to atone, and thats after they knock of the defending champs Michigan.

    Well spoken!!. Griff is helping me keep my job.(y)
     
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    That second fumble in our game suprised me the hit didn't seem hard but i guess he just poked the ball out. Need to work on the hook slide I guess. When I had Forcier I ran with him a lot (he hardly fumbled) but I was throwing a lot of bad passes had a ton of INT's aswell I think because he was on the run alot.
     
  17. BRUCE80

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    I can attest to Forcier and his lack of fumbles. I hated him, beast on the ground and in the air.
     
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    forcier was literally a RB lol...
     

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