This thread is touching on exactly my thoughts of the game. Complete coach fail. Why are we the team that does all the dumb things? We are supposed to have the best coaching. Choose to kick after other team defers? That is a ridiculous mistake to make in junior high. Two running into the kicker penalties. One is ridiculous. Two is unfathomable. The first one wasn't so bad as it was 4th and greater than 5 yards. The penalty didn't give them a 1st down. But the second one was 4th and 3. You can't be as aggressive there because it's basically a turnover if you slightly graze the kicker. The coaches have to tell them to chill out a bit when its 4th and 5 or less. It's like they have never played or seen a football game before sometimes. How can they go out there so oblivious to the situation? Nick Rose has been kicking the ball out of the end zone all season. After the last touchdown how come its all of a sudden short and out of bounds? Somehow I think he was instructed to try to kick it in play towards the sideline to try to pin them back behind the 20. Nothing else makes sense. If he blasted every kick out of the end zone we should be grateful. It's ridiculous we gave it to them on the 35 there. UCLA then basically hands us the game with the fumble. Except a 3 and out running 2 minutes of clock isn't going to do it. The 2nd down play was the absolute worst call possible. They knew we were going to run and were stacked up for it. We run some slow developing draw play with multiple pulling linemen. The DLineman just walked through the gap left by the pulling guard and blew up the play. In that situation, the play had no hope of being anything except a 4 yard loss. Horrible play call. We didn't have any hope for a 1st down on that series the way it was called. It's like the coaches were just trying for a worthless 3 and out. The punt coverage had been so great all game. Why when we need it most is it so horrible? It was like the intensity from all the other punt coverages just got turned off. Guys were jogging after the return man. Were they tired? I don't get it. So UCLA just got a big 3 and out stop. And then they got a big punt return. What does everybody do next? Momentum has swung so you go for the big play. Before the snap I'm telling the TV, "Watch for the deep throw." We get gashed by the run all day playing 5 and 6 in the box, and the one play when they are very likely to go deep, our corner gets toasted on a stop and go and there is no safety help. It was so obvious it was coming. When we were good, we did it to other teams all the time. How could we be unaware and unprepared?