UCLA roars back from 34 points down to beat Texas A&M

Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss

Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel in walking boot after loss

The game was bananas. The first was a bomb that went through the hands of an Aggie defender, while the second-to-last touchdown was a prayer under pressure that Rosen floated to the front pylon. Texas A&M dominated both sides of the ball, especially up front. Rosen and Andrews connected on a 9-yard touchdown for the team's first touchdown of the fourth quarter.

Coulter said he joked earlier in the day with UCLA friends who attended last year's game at Kyle Field that it was going to be hotter for this year's game, and who would have thought that. Instead, Rosen lofted a 10-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Lasley in the left corner of the end zone to tie the game, and UCLA converted the extra point to seal its improbable victory.

UCLA scored touchdowns on five straight possessions after trailing 44-10 with 4:08 to play in the third quarter. His 491 yards are also the third-most in a single game in UCLA history, behind just Cade McNown (513, 1998) and Drew Olson (510, 2005).

And somewhere around there, the madness REALLY started.

The Aggies used two freshman quarterbacks, Kellen Mond and Nick Starkel, with Starkel leaving the game in the third quarter with an apparent leg injury. He was 6 of 13 for 62 yards passing, but he played competently at quarterback and helped his team build a massive lead.

Josh Rosen was nearly sacked for a significant loss in the red zone with just over three minutes left in the contest.

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Starkel was later seen on the sideline on crutches and wearing a walking boot on his lower left leg. Mond rushed for 54 yards but was 3-of-17 for 27 yards through the air.

"We'd seen the personnel they had and the things they were trying to accomplish and we just took advantage of their weaknesses", said senior weakside linebacker Kenny Young. "We all know they're a great offense".

This came in at No. 59 in our summer countdown of the 100 best college football games ever. Rosen coolly and efficiently marched UCLA down the field despite looking up at a yawning deficit, rifling darts through holes in coverage as the Aggies continually failed to get stops.

"The idea behind it is to put a defense to sleep", Rosen said.

UCLA: The Bruins host Hawaii on Saturday, as the Rainbow Warriors seek their first 3-0 start since 2007.

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