4. Washington 31, UCLA 24
It’s the weekly theme at this point.
Washington just isn’t going to make anything easy.
The Huskies were rolling right along with a comfortable 24-7 lead at halftime. Jake Browning ran for a touchdown and threw for another, and Myles Gaskin ran for his first of two short scoring runs, but UCLA kept pecking back.
Dorian Thompson-Robinson continues to show promise and potential as he gets more and more live action, pulling the Bruins to within a touchdown twice in the fourth quarter. But when Washington absolutely had to have a scorn drive, it marched late to put the game all but away.
UCLA might not have a win, but it’s getting better, the passing game is starting to click, and there weren’t a slew of massive mistakes that plagued the team over the first part of the year.
Browning threw for 265 yards and a score, and Gaskin ran for 116 yards and a touchdown. But it’s just … so … hard for this team.
It needs to open it up soon and beat someone by 40, just to show that it can. But that’s not the way it rolls. For now, just winning is enough.
UCLA will get one of those win things soon if it keeps playing like this.