The Cougs racked up 384 yards of total offense against UCLA, looking unstoppable at times. 311 of those yards came through the air against a UCLA secondary that's played very well thus far this season. It was another great day for Jeff Tuel and the receivers, and another so-so day for the offensive line and running backs.
On to the notes.
- The offense spread everything out again, building off what we saw last week. It worked for the second straight week. We begged, even pleaded, for the offense to spread the field following three weeks of futility. I know the coaches were worried about putting too much on the young offense, but it's so frustrating to see an offense that took one week to install move with such ease.
- Tuel had the second 300 yard passing game of his career. He continues to improve week-to-week and is showing why we were all so high on him. Charged with running the offense from the line of scrimmage again this week, he did just fine. Players were in the right spots, he was making the right reads and his mechanics were sound. It was nice to see some of the problems he had earlier this year -- throwing off his back foot, specifically -- almost non-existent against the Bruins.
- Jeffrey Solomon is having a great year this year. Against USC, he showed off his quarterback skills. Against UCLA, he showed
sure hands and(edit: after watching the rest of it, his hands were a bit inconsistent) crisp route running en route to six catches for 86 yards and a touchdown. Solomon gives Tuel another weapon out of the slot and adds even more depth to the talented wide receiver corps.