UCLA senior Zach Charbonnet ran the ball 13 times for 78 yards in Bruins victory at Rose Bowl.
UCLA senior Zach Charbonnet ran the ball 13 times for 78 yards in Bruins victory at Rose Bowl. Credit: Robert Attical | Black Voice News

Last Updated on October 2, 2022 by BVN

Jon D. Gaede | BVN Sports

A scrappy South Alabama squad gave the UCLA football team all they could handle, as the Bruins needed a 28 yard Nicholas Barr-Mira field goal with no time remaining to win.

South Alabama’s offense took advantage of early opportunities

Senior Bruin quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson was 20 of 30 passing for 263 yards and three touchdowns. (Photo: Robert Attical | Black Voice News).

Coach Chip Kelley has these Bruins playing well on the season, yet South Alabama’s offense took advantage of early opportunities to lead the Bruins 17-6, midway through the second quarter. Senior quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson connected on a touchdown pass to Jake Bobo to bring the Bruins closer before the half at 17-13.

Bruins scored twice in the fourth quarter

Thompson-Robinson put the Bruins ahead 20 -17 with an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kam Brown, early in the third quarter. South Alabama then put two quick touchdowns on the board to go ahead 31-23. The Bruins scored twice in that fourth quarter on Thompson-Robinson’s third touchdown pass and a game ending field goal from the foot of Barr-Mira to win the game 32 – 21 as time ran out.

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While on assignment for GamePro Magazine in 1996, Jon Gaede met former Black Voice Sports Editor, Leland Stein at a Los Angeles Lakers’ game. They formed a working relationship which has endured for 24 years. In addition to African safaris, theater productions, Footsteps to Freedom Tours with Black Voice News Publisher Emeritus Cheryl Brown, concerts and portraits, Jon’s true passion comes from shooting action sports images. Jon has covered a variety of prep, collegiate and professional sports from track & field to boxing, including six Olympic Games.