"Mora" of the same, as Bruins 'All "Jack"-ed Up'

Pasadena. Losing two fumbles to UCLA in the first few minutes of the game, the Washington Huskies failed to overcome an early 14-point deficit, losing their eighth straight game to the Bruins at the Rose Bowl, 41-31, before 68,106 fans. The Bruins' Myles Jack, out of Bellevue, ran for four touchdowns.

The Huskies haven't beaten UCLA in Pasadena since Jim Lambright's crew beat them 38-14 in 1995. Dawgs that play dead in Pasadena seldom beat the Bruins.

And the Dawgs did just that, giving up 222 yards rushing, committing four turnovers, and being tagged with eleven penalties for 113 yards,

Bishop Sankey ran for 91 yards on 27 carries, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. Stop Sankey and you stop the Dawgs. The Huskies had just 102 yards rushing, being beaten on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

“It’s frustrating. We can’t turn the ball over the ball over two times in our first two drives of the game against a good team like that,” quarterback Keith Price was quoted as saying.

Cyler Miles replaced Price, who hurt his throwing shoulder near the end of the first half and failed to return. A more effective Sankey would have eased the pressure on young Miles.

UW true freshman Damore'ea Stringfellow (6-3, 225), a budding star out of the IE (Moreno Valley), led all receivers with eight catches for 142 yards. He hauled in a 44-yard TD pass, while another TD grab was negated by a penalty.

Reference Greg Bell's story at gohuskies.com.

Next week, the Huskies (6-4, 3-4 Pac-12), will likely lose to OSU on the road, adding to their four-game streak of Pac-12 road losses. Played in Husky Stadium, the Apple Cup is up for grabs.

“Without a doubt, we will go play good football the last two games,” coach Steve Sarkisian was quoted as saying. “I do know that this team will get off the mat. It’s already started. We had good leadership in the locker room after the game. And we’ll bounce back and we’ll fight next week like crazy in Corvallis."

Our title puns the names of UCLA coach Jim Mora, running back Myles Jack and the song, "All jacked up." Sorry about that.

The QB efficiency ratings on the game follow:

QB School PA C YDS I TD Eff. Rate
Keith Price UW 18 10 181 0 1 158.36
Cyler Miles UW 22 15 149 2 2 136.89
Brett Hundley UCLA 22 13 159 0 2 149.8
Devin Fuller UCLA 1 1 25  0 0 310.0

UCLA dominated the offensive line of scrimmage, 336.77 to 232.55, i.e.,


UW Oline efficiency = 146.55 + 2.8*50 - 54 = 232.55

UCLA Oline efficiency = 156.77 + 4.2*50 - 30 = 336.77

(*) The normalizing number X=50 was chosen so that 2.0 yards per carry would be equivalent to a Passing Efficiency Rating of 100. If  the number of carries is less than y then set x=1. The value of y is yet to be determined. Alternatively, the value of the factor ypc * x could be limited in a similar way to the limits placed on the NFL's passer rating computation.

PEO = pass-efficiency offense; YPC = yards per carry; x = normalizing number; OLPY = offensive line penalty yards

Team 1 2 3 4 Total


7 10 7 7 31


20 7 7  7 41





1. Ball Control                                                                                 

Time of Poss.

25:51 34:03

3rd-down conversions

8 of 17 8 of 16

4th-down conversions

1 of 2 0-1

First downs

21 22

Total offensive plays

76 76

2. Blocking and Tackling

Rushing Offense

102 222

Passing Offense

330 184

Pass Eff Offense

146.55 156.77

Total Offense

432 406

Sacks By

2-5 4-31

3. Mistakes


11-113 8-96


4 2

4. Field Position

Kickoff Returns

2-26-0 5-129-0

Punt Returns

0-0-0 1--5-0

Punting average per punt

47.0 40.8

Average Yards Per Kickoff

63.8 65.1

Net Yards Per Kickoff

38.2 43.6

Kickoff touchbacks

1 5

5. Scoreboard, Baby

Field Goals

  1-2        0-0

Redzone Offense

5-5 5-5

Points For

31 41



Richard Linde can be reached at malamute@4malamute.com

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