Trailing 27-24 early in the fourth quarter without their starting quarterback, UCLA held possession and an opportunity to take a lead against Pac-12 foe Arizona. Running back Joshua Kelley escaped through the Arizona defensive line for a game-deciding 28-yard touchdown, and then sealed UCLA’s 31-30 victory over the Wildcats by picking up crucial first down yardage with under two minutes remaining.
“I was extremely fortunate that the offensive line blocked extremely hard tonight,” Kelley said after his fourth straight 100-yard performance. He added, “We’ve got some momentum. What we’re doing is working.”
Two plays into a second quarter Bruins’ possession, true freshman quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was sacked by Colin Schooler for a loss of two yards and left the game with an undisclosed injury. Kelly said, “They just told me if they’re in our out. That’s all it is.”