Is UCLA on the road to success?

Alyssa De La Cruz, Staff Writer

Arizona linebacker Colin Schooler and Dereck Boles (99) brings down UCLA running back Soso Jamabo (1) in the first half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

As the season is just beginning, the Bruins had successful wins and tough losses. But then, there’s always that concern of the Bruins making it far enough this year to win a title? Their last game against Arizona Wildcats was a lost of 47-30.  Last year, the Bruins won against the Wildcats 24-45. The big question is what is happening to the Bruins this year?

The first quarter started with a 45 yard run touchdown by Khalil Tate, putting the Wildcats up by 7.  Later in the quarter, the Wildcats made a field goal, which made the game 0-10. The Bruins responded back with 1 yard touchdown by Jalen Starks. Now the Bruins were just down by 3 points. With Arizona’s strong offensive, another touchdown was scored before the first quarter ended, which made the score 7-17.  In the middle of the second quarter, the same score remained and Jace Whittaker came with a 42 yard interception, making the score 7-24.  Four minutes later, Soso Jamabo made a 9 yard run for the Bruins, changing the score to 14-24.  At eleven seconds left in the first-half,  the Wildcats made a touchdown, ending the first half with the score 14-30.

Halfway through the second-half, Arizona kept the lead until Bolo Olorunfunmi made a touchdown and  a two-point conversion pass for Jordan Lasley, bringing the score up to an 11-point difference of 22-33. The Arizona Wildcats came back hard when Khalil Tate made a 71 yard touchdown, turning the game 22-40.  Bruins kept playing hard and came back strong making the score 30-40. An unfortunate mistake of the Bruins allowed for Arizona to score another 6 yard touchdown run and the final score was 30-47.

The major question now is if the Bruins have what it takes to come back and win the next game against the Oregon Ducks. Jim Mora, Bruins’ head coach, will need to make a great game plan and have his best players in order to win.  Now, wish luck to the UCLA BRUINS!