UCLA had a surprising performance for the second consecutive game, scoring over 40 points at home against a ranked team from Arizona State. But the team lost quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson after a left-sided left injury in the fourth quarter.
The Bruins had gotten the ball on a flip-flop. On a second play down, DTR ran for 12 yards but was knocked down on one shot and lost a fumble. He was injured on the ground and had to be shaken despite the pain.
Thompson-Robinson was then shown on the sidelines chilling his left leg. Austin Burton replaced him at quarterback.
Thompson-Robinson was also injured in UCLA’s loss to Arizona, which caused Burton to lose to the state of Oregon.
After the start of season 1-5 in Chip Kelly’s second season as head coach, UCLA reversed the trend. They beat Stanford 34-16 and Arizona State 42-32 and are now 2-0 since their start and 3-2 in Pac-12.