PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Forget about a fourth quarter, and beginner quarterbacks Josh Rosen of 10th-ranked UCLA and Tanner Mangum of No. 19 BYU have copiousness in common.
Both are touted recruits who excelled during a Elite 11 stay and have turn rising stars in their initial dual college games. In a final 15 minutes, however, Rosen and Mangum could not be some-more different.
Rosen has attempted only 7 passes in a fourth quarter, holding an early chair on a dais after staking a Bruins (2-0) to large leads opposite Virginia and during UNLV.
Mangum threw a Hail Mary to win during Nebraska after replacing harmed starter Taysom Hill, and he had another go-ahead touchdown pass on fourth down with 45 seconds remaining to kick Boise State final week. The 22-year-old Mangum is 11 for 20 in a fourth entertain for 157 yards, those dual thespian touchdowns and no interceptions, and one rushing touchdown.
On both touchdown passes, Mangum used his mobility to give his receivers time to get into a finish zone, heading UCLA manager Jim Mora to review him to Johnny Manziel.
“He runs around and slings it and they come adult with it,” Mora said. “We have to play a whole play and can’t assume a play is over ever in a secondary.”
After a scarcely flawless debut, Rosen finished only over half of his passes for 223 yards, one touchdown and his initial interception opposite a Rebels. After essentially giving Rosen intermediate grades, Mora had a some-more auspicious comment after reviewing a tape.
“Like everybody else, we get a small bit cloyed by that initial diversion and we design it to demeanour like that each week and it’s not going to,” Mora said.
And when Rosen does have to play suggestive late-game snaps, Mora is assured his quarterback is prepared for a challenge. Even opposite a Cougars (2-0), who have nonetheless to concede a indicate in a fourth quarter.
“Obviously we see a skill, though what people that aren’t on a sideline don’t see is a approach he reacts when it’s not going accurately right,” Mora said. “He only has extensive intrepidity and concentration and a ability to pierce by a good and pierce by a bad and only keep playing. You don’t unequivocally see that mostly in a immature guy, generally during a position where he has a round in his hands each play.”
Here are some some-more things to watch in a schools’ 11th meeting, a initial given BYU won 59-0 during home in 2008:
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: BYU descent lineman Uliu Lapuaho won’t skip any personification time after he was held on camera punching a Boise State actor next a belt. UCLA defensive finish Takkarist McKinley was repelled when he saw a video: “There’s a lot of unwashed things out there, though I’ve never seen a man get punched down there.” Mora is reminding UCLA players to say their restraint this week, with linebacker Myles Jack receiving additional one-on-one instruction. Jack had a gusto for picking adult personal fouls early in his college career.
THREE FOR ONE: Replacing youth defensive lineman Eddie Vanderdoes, who suffered a season-ending knee damage opposite Virginia, is a plea so large it takes 3 UCLA players to do it. Eli Anoku got a start opposite UNLV and rotated with Matt Dickerson during defensive tackle, with a Anoku essentially featuring on using downs and Dickerson rushing a passer. Freshman Fred Ulu-Perry changed from offense to invulnerability final week to give UCLA combined abyss adult front, though defensive line manager Angus McClure pronounced there was a possibility Ulu-Perry could play both ways after haven descent lineman Tevita Halalilo pennyless his ankle.
PULLING RANK: This is a fourth time UCLA and BYU have played when both teams are ranked in a Top 25, and a Bruins have been winning in all 3 prior meetings in 1985, 1991 and 1993. UCLA finished BYU’s 25-game winning strain with a 27-24 dissapoint in Provo 30 years ago. All 7 UCLA wins in a array have come when a Bruins were ranked.