It was a perfect situation for Chip Kelly and UCLA football going up against Arizona, and the Bruins failed. What’d we learn?
Khalil Tate and JJ Taylor were both ruled out for the Wildcats, leaving the stage to be taken by Grant Gunnell and a pack of backs for Kevin Sumlin.
UCLA, of course, was coming off that thrilling victory last weekend over Washington State. And it just happened to seem as if maybe, possibly things were turning around for Kelly finally.
Nope, not yet at least.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson struggled and was eventually forced to the sidelines with an injury, but Joshua Kelley was primed and ready to carry the offensive load. The Bruins, though, scored just 17 points despite doubling up Arizona in rush yards and holding advantages in time of possession and first downs.
What happened? What went right? What went wrong? Well, here are three takeaways that ultimately decided Arizona’s victory over UCLA.