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Week 1UCLA hosts #6 Miami in Season Opener Miami, coming off a successful 2015 campaign, would travel to Los Angeles to face the Bruins to start the season. The time zones wouldn't be the only thing that the Hurricanes would lose sleep over, as the Bruins new look behind center, T.J. Millweard had almost no tape to scout. UCLA would win the toss, and elect to receive in their home opener. It'd be a smart move, as the first play from scrimmage would see Jason Smith run it 72 yards up the middle for an early touchdown, and lead for the Bruins. That'd give a ravished UCLA defense a chance to stop the Hurricanes, a squad led by their quarterback Preston Dewey. But after the early fireworks, the first quarter was filled with both teams fighting for position. Turning the ball over, punting, inching their way down the field. And boy, were there big hits. The second quarter had a chance to be the game decider. Miami would respond to Smith's 72 yard run, and raise him a 81 yard scramble for a touchdown by running back Randy Johnson. Tie game. The next UCLA drive would start promising, until a sack on T.J. Millweard would force a fumble, but don't tell that to Jacob Riley. He'd pick up the fumble to advance the ball, but wouldn't be stopped until he crossed the goalline 57 yards out to put the Bruins up by 7(highlight below.) Then, Miami caught fire. With a 31 yard and 39 yard pass to Jake Floyd from Dewey, both touchdowns, the Hurricanes would take a lead going into the half, 21-14, receiving the ball after the break.
Midway through the third quarter is where we'll pick it up, when Ken Woodard smashed it in from 1 yard out to put the Hurricanes up by two touchdowns, the biggest lead that UCLA came back from last season. But luckily for the Bruins, Millweard would throw his first touchdown of the day to Ryan Carter from 16 yards in the front left portion of the endzone, 28-21 Miami. Shortly thereafter, off another Hurricane turnover, Millweard would connect with Richard Townsend from 19 yards out, tying the ballgame up at 28 points a piece. Dewey, clearly frustrated would throw an interception on the ensuing possession, allowing the Bruins to score again off the hot hands of Millweard, his third touchdown pass of the game, to Mark Hudson from 27 yards away, 35-28 UCLA. A back and forth for the remainder of the game would give UCLA the ball, in an attempt to wind the clock down. Instead, they were forced to punt, and that's where R. Johnson made his second huge play of the day, when he returned it 71 yards for a touchdown! Miami ties it up with 9 seconds left, not enough time for the Bruins to respond! Overtime!!! UCLA selected defense to start, and were rewarded with new recruit, JuCo transfer Tyson Tompkins second interception of the game. It would be enough, as Bonner would kick the game winning field goal on the next possession, UCLA 38, Miami 35. While the Hurricanes outgained the Bruins 439 to 384, they also led the game in giveaways, with four, all coming off the hands of Preston Dewey. Jacob Riley, while rushing for 136 yards on 23 carries, would be outdone by CB Tyson Tompkins, who won Player of the Game with 8 Tackles and Two Interceptions. Final ScoreMiami 35 - 38 UCLA Great game Bucs My first win over you, good luck the rest of the season.
Freshman Shine in Season Opener
FINAL SCORE: 38 24
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