UCLA’s epic comeback win over Texas A&M ranked as ESPN’s No. 1 game of the year

In many  ways, it was a season to forget for UCLA. Yes, the Bruins finished 6-6 to score an invitation to the Cactus Bowl, but the season will largely be remembered for the firing of former coach Jim Mora, and of the historically bad run defense, which yielded more than 300 yards a game to its opponents.

And while optimism is bright for the Chip Kelly Era, there was one epic high that may potentially trump people’s view of the Bruins 2017 season.

On September 3, during their regular season opener, the Bruins completed the second-largest comeback in FBS history to beat Texas A&M 45-44. That game was ranked No. 1 on the best games of the year by ESPN’s Jake Trotter.

Trailing 44-10 with a little less than 3 minutes remaining in the third quarter, quarterback Josh  Rosen helped illustrate a legendary comeback. He threw for a career-high 491 yards and threw 4 TD passes in the fourth quarter alone. His “fake-spike” toss to Jordan Lasley with 45 seconds to go sealed the  victory.

No matter what you remember about the 2017 season, which is more than likely the last for Rosen, what he did in the Rose Bowl that Sunday night in September will live on in the annals of Bruins lore forever. It was truly a magical night, and an incredible game.

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