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3 takeaways from upset loss at Memphis

3 takeaways from upset loss at Memphis

Within 10 minutes of play after the pick-six, Rosen had the Bruins back on top, launching a flawless 21-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley in the corner of the end zone on the ensuing possession and then hitting Austin Roberts for another score early in the fourth quarter to give UCLA a 45-41 lead.

The Bruins earned a 45-44 victory in one of the wildest college football games in recent memory thanks to a 35-0 run that would seem unrealistic even on the basketball court.

Both teams managed to answer the opponents' scores through the game.

For UCLA, junior quarterback Josh Rosen turned in an up-and-down performance, racking up 463 yards on 34-of-56 passing with four touchdowns and two interceptions. It's still hard to get a good read on either team, but both were known for quality defenses in recent years.

Riley Ferguson threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns, and Jacobi Francis broke up a late fourth-down pass to lead Memphis. Memphis held a couple of 10-point leads, but UCLA went ahead 45-41 on Rosen's 22-yard pass to Austin Roberts with 11:51 left.

The score gave Memphis at ten-point lead.

Rosen will likely come under a lot of fire for the loss.

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"I just have to make sure I'm reading my keys and getting us into the right play".

In what has been a seesaw battle, the Bruins and the Tigers continue to trade blows as the game enters the fourth quarter.

MEMPHIS: Not only were the Tigers not ranked last week, but they didn't receive any votes.

A failed fake field goal gave UCLA one last chance and it slipped through the arms of Darren Andrews 10 plays later on fourth-and-3. Memphis officials said he was moving.

LAST WORD: "We didn't play a flawless game".

UCLA has been vulnerable against the run thus far this season and on Saturday will need to find a way to slow host Memphis, which displayed a dominant rushing attack in its season-opening win. Memphis has played three home games because its September 9 game at Central Florida was postponed due to Hurricane Irma.