PULLMAN, WA—The UCLA Bruins will face the Washington State Cougars with their quarterback position in limbo, on Saturday, October 15.
After returning from a lower body injury, starting quarterback Josh Rosen was injured in the final minutes of UCLA’s 20-23 loss to the Arizona Sun Devils last Saturday. Rosen left the game after absorbing a hard sack that appeared to hurt his throwing arm. UCLA’s Head Coach Jim Mora, did not specify injuries but explained that Rosen was playing through pain in his return.
“He’s one of those young men that’s so competitive that he kind of willed himself into a situation where he tried to mentally overcome the pain that he was feeling and he did. That’s what great competitors do. And then late in the game, he took a shot and we just couldn’t get him back in after that,” said Mora.
Rosen has performed well as of late, throwing for 400 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception in the loss to Arizona. With Rosen’s status questionable, backup quarterback Mike Fafaul has received extra reps in practice. The Bruins are 3-3 on the season and 1-2 while facing opponents in the Pac-12.
Washington State is coming into Saturdays match-up having won three games in a row, including last week’s 42-16 drubbing of Stanford.