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Rosen, UCLA hold off Colorado for 27-23 win

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) UCLA dressed in all-white uniforms for its game against Colorado, but a white flag to waive was never part of the ensemble.

Josh Rosen threw for 372 yards and one touchdown, Soso Jamabo and Jalen Starks each ran for a touchdown, and UCLA broke a two-game losing streak with a 27-23 win over Colorado on Saturday night.

The Bruins (3-2, 1-1 Pac-12) held off the Buffaloes (3-2, 0-2) with a late defensive stand. Steven Montez's final pass sailed out of the end zone three plays after finding Jay MacIntyre on a 31-yard completion over the middle to set up the Hail Mary try.

''We were in a bit of a battle there against a really good team,'' UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. ''If our young men didn't have the character that they did and the trust and the confidence and the belief in each other that they did, it would have been really easy to fold up the tents there and say, ''Hey, man, it's just not going to be our day and our year.' And they didn't do that.''

Rosen mixed in his usual NFL-caliber throws and head-scratching decisions in his fifth-straight 350-yard game. He found Austin Roberts all alone in the corner of the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown pass and connected with Jordan Lasley for 46 yards on a flea-flicker, but also made a reckless throw into double coverage that was intercepted by safety Evan Worthington to set up the second of three 33-yard field goals by James Stefanou.

But when Colorado cut UCLA's lead to 24-23 with 6:46 remaining, Rosen went 4 of 6 for 54 yards to drive the Bruins into the red zone. Jamabo ran for a first down on third-and-6, forcing Colorado to use its final timeout with 2:01 to go. JJ Molson kicked a 31-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining to extend UCLA's lead, capping a drive that took 6 minutes, 13 seconds off the clock.

''I would like to see us be able to finish the game with runs, with more productive runs there, and never have to kick a field goal and never have to kick off and never have to go back out on defense,'' Mora said. ''I think our running game is improving. We've still got a lot of room for improvement.''

Jamabo rushed for 70 yards on 21 carries. The rushing offense wasn't as productive as it had been in recent weeks, averaging 2.7 yards per carry, but proved to be critical as UCLA was 9 of 16 on third down.

Colorado, on the other hand, was 4 of 16 with a chance to moves the chains. The Buffaloes also made a host of other mistakes, including a holding penalty that negated what would have been a go-ahead touchdown run by Montez late in the third quarter.

''You have to have things bounce your way,'' Colorado running back Phillip Lindsay said. ''Last year, we had a lot of things bounce our way. This year, we've got to go in there and you've got to make them bounce our way again.''

Montez passed for 243 yards and one touchdown and ran for 108 yards, as Colorado lost its fourth straight game at the Rose Bowl since joining the Pac-12 in 2011. Lindsay added 83 yards rushing and one touchdown and had four receptions for 47 yards with a touchdown.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colorado: The Buffaloes will need to go on a run to defend their Pac-12 South division title. Each of the last five representatives from the South to play in the Pac-12 title game went at least 6-3 in conference play, which likely means Colorado can absorb at most one more loss against a schedule that still includes road games at No. 16 Washington State and No. 20 Utah and a home game against No. 5 Southern California. Shoring up pass protection for Montez and finding consistency in the secondary will be requirements for that winning streak to happen.

UCLA: It wasn't a flawless performance, but the Bruins' embattled defense delivered. When they weren't committing unnecessary penalties to extend Colorado drives, UCLA actually played well. The worst run defense in the country entering the weekend was solid enough despite allowing 5.0 yards per carry, while the pass rush had Montez running around on nearly every drop back. Considering how explosive Rosen and the offense have looked, even an average defense should give UCLA a chance to win every game left on the schedule.

FAILED FAKE

Colorado had a chance to pick up points at the end of the first half, but instead tried a fake field goal on fourth-and-seven at UCLA's 11-yard line. Stefanou was the intended recipient of holder T.J. Patterson's pass, but couldn't make the catch as UCLA linebacker Kenny Young was barreling down on him. Even if Stefanou had, there was no chance of him getting the first down.

But Colorado head coach Mike MacIntyre stood by the decision, even with knowledge that three more points would have given the Buffaloes more options later on in the game.

''Yeah, I'd do it again 100 times if I had 100 more chances,'' MacIntyre said. ''Everything we saw set up exactly the right way. It just didn't work out, but we had that planned, and we knew we were going to need to score more points to beat these guys, and we thought that was a good way to do it. Just didn't work out exactly like we hoped, but I would do it again 100 times after what we've watched for four games on film.''

EJECTIONS ADDING UP

UCLA cornerback Darnay Holmes was ejected for targeting in the first quarter for a hit on Lindsay as the running back tried to catch a pass in the flat on third down. No flag was thrown on the field, but a subsequent video review disqualified the freshman for using the crown of his helmet to hit a defenseless receiver above the shoulders.

Lindsay caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Montez on the next play.

Holmes became the fourth UCLA defender in as many games to be assessed a targeting penalty.

Mora has been a vocal critic of the ejection that comes with a targeting penalty in recent weeks, but did not reiterate those objections in this instance.

''The targeting penalty on Darnay I think was a good call,'' Mora said. ''We have to teach him to lower his point of aim and keep his head up.''

INJURIES ABOUND

UCLA left guard Najee Toran exited the game with an injury, forcing major changes up front. Right tackle Andre James moved to guard, with Poasi Moala taking over at tackle.

Cornerback Nate Meadors also left with an injury, as UCLA finished the game without its two starting corners. Colin Samuel, Denzel Fisher and Mossi Johnson picked up the slack in the secondary.

UP NEXT

Colorado: The Buffaloes host Arizona next Saturday.

UCLA: The Bruins have a bye week before visiting Arizona on Oct. 14.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:29
17-J.Molson 31 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
79
yds
06:10
pos
23
27
Field Goal 6:51
48-J.Stefanou 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
55
yds
02:50
pos
23
24
Field Goal 9:52
17-J.Molson 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
62
yds
03:56
pos
20
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:14
48-J.Stefanou 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
98
yds
04:23
pos
20
21
Point After TD 6:59
48-J.Stefanou extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
21
Touchdown 6:59
23-P.Lindsay runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
82
yds
04:40
pos
16
21
Point After TD 11:39
17-J.Molson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
21
Touchdown 11:39
1-S.Jamabo runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
73
yds
01:28
pos
10
20
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:36
17-J.Molson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
14
Touchdown 7:36
32-J.Starks runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
8
plays
75
yds
02:58
pos
10
13
Field Goal 10:38
48-J.Stefanou 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
47
yds
02:21
pos
10
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:09
17-J.Molson extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 1:09
3-J.Rosen complete to 88-A.Roberts. 88-A.Roberts runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
80
yds
03:25
pos
7
6
Point After TD 4:34
48-J.Stefanou extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 4:34
12-S.Montez complete to 23-P.Lindsay. 23-P.Lindsay runs 21 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
48
yds
04:15
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 24 25
Rushing 9 9
Passing 10 16
Penalty 5 0
3rd Down Conv 4-16 9-16
4th Down Conv 2-3 1-2
Total Net Yards 434 466
Total Plays 76 80
Avg Gain 5.7 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 191 95
Rush Attempts 38 35
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 2.7
Net Yards Passing 243 371
Comp. - Att. 17-38 28-45
Yards Per Pass 6.4 8.2
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 6-53 9-85
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing TDs 1 2
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 4-42.0 3-39.0
Return Yards 83 39
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-82 2-39
Int. - Returns 1-1 0-0
Kicking 5/5 5/5
Extra Points 2/2 3/3
Field Goals 3/3 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Colorado 3-2 7310323
UCLA 3-2 777627
243 PASS YDS 371
191 RUSH YDS 95
434 TOTAL YDS 466
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.2% 243 1 0 113.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.2% 1272 7 6 137.2
S. Montez 17/36 243 1 0
T. Patterson 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
T. Patterson 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Montez 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 108 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 213 1
S. Montez 15 108 0 37
P. Lindsay 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 83 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
109 529 5
P. Lindsay 19 83 1 14
B. Bobo 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
B. Bobo 1 9 0 9
L. Shenault 8 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
L. Shenault 1 1 0 1
M. Adkins II 19 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 23 0
M. Adkins II 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. MacIntyre 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 71 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 167 1
J. MacIntyre 4 71 0 31
D. Ross 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 55 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 327 1
D. Ross 5 55 0 24
P. Lindsay 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 47 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 111 1
P. Lindsay 4 47 1 21
L. Shenault 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 89 0
L. Shenault 1 42 0 42
B. Bobo 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 253 2
B. Bobo 2 23 0 12
S. Fields 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 298 2
S. Fields 1 5 0 5
J. Stefanou 48 K
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Stefanou 0 0 0 0
J. Winfree 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 66 0
J. Winfree 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Moeller 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Moeller 8-0 0.0 0
R. Gamboa 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
R. Gamboa 7-0 0.0 0
E. Worthington 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 2 0.0
E. Worthington 6-1 0.0 1
T. Udoffia 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
T. Udoffia 5-0 0.0 0
I. Oliver 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
I. Oliver 5-0 0.0 0
D. Lewis 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
D. Lewis 5-1 0.0 0
A. Laguda 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
A. Laguda 4-0 0.0 0
J. Edwards 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
J. Edwards 4-0 1.0 0
D. McCartney 95 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. McCartney 2-0 0.0 0
L. Jackson III 52 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
L. Jackson III 2-0 0.0 0
D. Wigley 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Wigley 2-0 0.0 0
N. Fisher 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Fisher 2-0 0.0 0
C. Mulumba 16 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Mulumba 1-0 0.0 0
T. Hasselbach 96 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Hasselbach 1-0 0.0 0
T. Coleman 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Coleman 1-0 0.0 0
J. Franke 56 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Franke 1-0 0.0 0
J. Callier 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Callier 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Stefanou 48 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 2/2
SEASON FG XP
10/11 13/13
J. Stefanou 3/3 33 2/2 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Kinney 89 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 42.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
23 42.2 1
A. Kinney 4 42.0 1 50
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Blackmon 2 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 20.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 18.5 24 0
R. Blackmon 2 20.0 24 0
K. Nixon 13 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 23.8 25 0
K. Nixon 2 21.0 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Rosen 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.2% 372 1 1 134.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.9% 2135 17 5 156.9
J. Rosen 28/45 372 1 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Jamabo 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
21 70 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
40 216 3
S. Jamabo 21 70 1 16
J. Starks 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 12 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 44 3
J. Starks 6 12 1 5
J. Rosen 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
22 23 1
J. Rosen 5 7 0 4
B. Stephens 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 66 0
B. Stephens 1 6 0 6
D. Andrews 7 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
D. Andrews 1 2 0 2
B. Olorunfunmi 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
30 138 1
B. Olorunfunmi 1 -2 0 -2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Lasley 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 146 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 466 3
J. Lasley 7 146 0 46
D. Andrews 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
8 96 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
40 553 7
D. Andrews 8 96 0 19
C. Wilson 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 65 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 481 1
C. Wilson 6 65 0 21
A. Roberts 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 42 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 77 2
A. Roberts 2 42 1 30
S. Jamabo 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 62 0
S. Jamabo 2 11 0 10
G. Gentosi 45 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 15 0
G. Gentosi 1 7 0 7
T. Howard 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 206 2
T. Howard 1 5 0 5
E. Massington 82 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 45 1
E. Massington 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Young 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-3 0 0.0
K. Young 9-3 0.0 0
A. Pickett 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
A. Pickett 7-0 0.0 0
J. Wadood 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Wadood 7-1 0.0 0
J. Woods 2 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Woods 3-0 0.0 0
J. Tuioti-Mariner 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
J. Tuioti-Mariner 3-0 0.0 0
K. Lucier-South 11 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Lucier-South 3-1 0.0 0
D. Fisher 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Fisher 2-0 0.0 0
M. Johnson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Johnson 2-0 0.0 0
N. Meadors 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Meadors 2-0 0.0 0
R. Wade 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
R. Wade 2-0 0.0 0
K. Barnes 14 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
K. Barnes 2-0 0.0 0
D. Holmes 1 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Holmes 1-0 0.0 0
N. Starks 23 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Starks 1-0 0.0 0
B. Tagaloa 75 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
B. Tagaloa 1-1 0.0 0
C. Nnoruka 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Nnoruka 1-0 0.0 0
O. Isibor 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
O. Isibor 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Molson 17 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 3/3
SEASON FG XP
6/7 27/27
J. Molson 2/2 33 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
S. Flintoft 20 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 39.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
16 40.9 1
S. Flintoft 3 39.0 1 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Lasley 2 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 19.5 25 0
J. Lasley 2 19.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:49 COLO 37 4:15 10 27 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:09 COLO 25 0:59 7 22 Punt
12:59 COLO 37 2:21 4 47 FG
7:31 COLO 27 1:13 4 -5 Punt
4:09 COLO 13 3:11 15 76 Downs
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:56 COLO 8 1:41 3 0 Punt
11:39 COLO 25 4:40 11 75 TD
5:37 COLO 22 4:23 15 62 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:52 COLO 26 0:57 3 5 Punt
9:41 COLO 29 2:50 7 55 FG
0:21 COLO 27 0:14 4 36 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 UCLA 25 6:05 15 38 Downs
4:34 UCLA 25 3:25 10 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:22 UCLA 15 0:16 3 0 Punt
10:34 UCLA 25 2:58 8 75 TD
6:10 UCLA 40 1:53 5 17 Punt
0:54 UCLA 11 0:27 2 21 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:07 UCLA 42 1:28 6 58 TD
6:59 UCLA 35 1:34 4 -13 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:02 UCLA 30 0:56 3 5 Punt
13:48 UCLA 27 3:56 13 57 FG
6:39 UCLA 8 6:10 14 79 FG