Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Zach Charbonnet added 117 dashing yards and a rating and UCLA upset No. 16 LSU 38-26 Saturday evening on the Rose Bowl
PASADENA, Calif. — Dorian Thompson-Robinson threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Zach Charbonnet added 117 dashing yards and a rating and UCLA beat No. 16 LSU 38-26 Saturday evening on the Rose Bowl.
Thompson-Robinson accomplished 9 of 16 passes and had an interception. Tight finish Greg Dulich had 117 yards receiving, together with a 75-yard landing catch early within the second quarter to tie it at 7.
It’s the first time in 13 years a Pac-12 staff has defeated a ranked Southeastern Convention squad. Coincidentally, UCLA was the final to do it, when it beat Tennessee in 2008. The Bruins are 2-0 for the primary time since 2017 and might be ranked for the primary time since 2015 when the AP High 25 is launched on Tuesday.
Charbonnet’s 12-yard run off proper finish with 9:49 remaining within the second quarter gave UCLA a 14-7 lead that it will not relinquish.
UCLA held LSU to 48 yards dashing and compelled a key turnover within the third quarter when Caleb Johnson intercepted Max Johnson’s cross and returned it 34 yards to the LSU 17. Three performs later, Thompson-Robinson linked with Chase Cota for a 14-yard TD to increase the Bruins’ result in 21-10.
Thompson-Robinson’s 45-yard TD toss to Kyle Phillips prolonged the result in 38-20 halfway by way of the fourth quarter.
Brittain Brown added 78 yards on 14 carries, together with a fourth-quarter landing.
Johnson was 26 of 46 for 330 with three touchdowns and an interception. Kayshon Boutte completed with 9 receptions for 148 yards, together with all three scores.
It’s the second straight 12 months LSU has misplaced its opener. The Tigers needed to go away campus final weekend because of Hurricane Ida and spent many of the week practising in Houston.
PLAY OF THE GAME
After Boutte’s 3-yard TD opened the scoring early within the second quarter, the Bruins rapidly responded on the primary play of the following drive with Thompson-Robinson’s 75-yard connection to Dulcich.
Thompson-Robinson rolled proper and located an open Dulcich, who caught the ball on the UCLA 40. The junior tight finish took an angle towards the sideline, juked Tigers’ defensive again Main Burns on the LSU 37 after which eluded deal with makes an attempt by Derek Stingley Jr. and Damone Clark close to the top zone.
It’s Dulcich’s third landing of 52 yards or extra up to now 9 video games relationship again to final season.
Boutte used an official’s place to his benefit for his second landing. The sophomore caught a cross over the center, was in a position to elude Jay Shaw when he was by the way blocked by the official and went 44 yards to get the Tigers inside 21-17 within the third quarter.
LSU: The Tigers look as if their cross protection has nonetheless not improved. They’ve allowed 14 completions of fifty yards or extra because the begin of final season, which is essentially the most within the Soccer Bowl Subdivision.
LSU: Hosts McNeese subsequent Saturday within the second assembly between the 2 faculties.
UCLA: Is off subsequent week earlier than it hosts Fresno State on Sept. 18 in its ultimate non-conference recreation.
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