The Oregon Ducks showed improved effort on Saturday at UCLA, hanging with the Bruins for a half and fighting hard in the second half before losing 31-14. The defense could not hold off an aerial attack led by Josh Rosen, and hard running by RBs Soso Jamabo and Bolu Olorunfunmi.
While Braxton Burmeister’s performance was also improved, he still only threw for 74 yards, though he did pick up 29 yards and two scores on the ground.
The bright spot for Oregon was Royce Freeman, who pounded his way to 160 yards on 29 carries and became the school’s all-time leading rusher in the process. Though it was the Ducks’ third straight defeat, there were some positives to take away.
Here’s what coach Willie Taggart had to say following the loss:
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