It’ll long be remembered by UCLA football fans. Bolu Olorunfunmi pulled off the impossible in Saturday’s win over Oregon, leaping into the end zone on the back of an Oregon defender and sparking a flurry of gasps across the college football world.
Naturally, UCLA offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch was just as surprised — and perhaps a little nervous for his running back.
“I kind of gasped for a second and then when I saw him come back down, I was excited,” Fisch said, per BruinReport.com. “It was great, that was a big play in the game for us.”
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Said Olorunfunmi to reporters after the game: “I think I just like to jump. It’s just any way to get into the end zone, just gotta get there. … I jumped up and my cleat was on his helmet. He raised up. I raised up. I was like, ‘Wow. I’m pretty high.’ Just hoped I didn’t get hurt when I get down.”
If Fisch could have it his way, UCLA players wouldn’t skyrocket into the Rose Bowl sky.
“Any time our players leave their feet, I have that gasp,” Fisch said. “It’s just one of those things. You think about when guys leave their feet, that’s when they’re the most vulnerable, for the helicopters, the hits, to hold onto the football when you land, all those type of things.”
But still, it provided a spark to UCLA’s offense in a critical matchup vs. the Ducks — not to mention plenty name recognition for Olorunfunmi across the college football world.
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