Texas A&M has historic collapse vs UCLA


UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen gets ready to throw a pass.

Will Sieracki, Reporter

     UCLA’s first game of the season wasn’t looking too good to say the least. They were being embarrassed at home by Texas A&M by a score of 44-10 in the third quarter. Nine times out of ten, that’s going to be the final score, or at least something close to that. But the one time it happens, it’s historically good for one side and historically bad for the other.


    Texas A&M collapsed. After holding a 44-10 lead, their defense let UCLA score 35 unanswered points and get the win by a score of 45-44, capped off by quarterback Josh Rosen throwing the game winning touchdown after faking a spike. The two head coaches, Jim Mora of UCLA and Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M both went into this game on the hot seat, right on the verge of being fired. Sumlin’s job security has to look a lot worse after this embarrassing loss.

     During his postgame conference, he answered one question about football before receiving questions about his job security and comments from a university regent calling for his firing.

      “People are frustrated,” Sumlin said. “I’m frustrated about a lot of things. I’m not real happy. I’m sure there’s a lot of things being said about this program.” That’s putting it lightly.


     The university regent in question, Houston-based lawyer Tony Buzbee, said that he’s “only one vote on the Board of Regents, but when the time comes my vote will be that Kevin Sumlin needs to GO. In my view he should go now… we can do better.” And in the days following the loss, Sumlin has received hate mail, death threats, and has had racial slurs thrown at him. It was a terrible start to the season for Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M, and they’re hoping it doesn’t get any worse.