UCLA QB Mike Fafaul Spoke About Replacing Josh Rosen

Oct. 9 -- UCLA backup quarterback Mike Fafaul spoke about the loss to Arizona State, replacing Josh Rosen, his mistakes on the field and more...


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On getting in:

I felt ok. I felt comfortable. We did some things we don't do as an offense.

On what Rosen said:

He was helping me with the looks out there and pumping me up. He's a great teammate.

On trying to make plays with run game struggling:

You win as a team and you lose as a team. I was just trying to do everything I could to help me team win. I’m not really too focused on that, I’m more focused on my performance. There’s a lot of things I left on the table that I’m disappointed I couldn’t do but that’s football and you have to bounce back.

On biggest takeaway: 

Just being out there for the first time in a real game is just a little different. I feel like I got used to the speed and the style of play and the way the plays fit. I think just experience overall is the biggest takeaway for me.

On being prepared to play more:

I feel like I’m very prepared. I’ve been working for this for four years now and I’m going to give it the best I can. I think I can help us win. 

On how Rosen was after the game:

He seemed fine, the trainers were helping him out. He seemed ok when I talked to him.


On the last drive:

I didn't get the ball out quick enough. It's a lot faster out there than practice. I should have thrown it sooner. It's my fault as the quarterback.

On ASU’s defense:

They played their butt off out there. I felt like they dialed up some pretty complex blitzes. Hats off to them, they really played well. We just didn’t play up to our standard and I think that’s the main reason why at the end of the day we lost the game.

On being at a crucial point in the season:

Im just going to take it one day at a time, get back home, go over the film, work on my body, not look too far into the future.

On the postgame mood:

Pretty down. We have high expectations and want to win every game. Guys are disappointed and we didn't play up to our standards.


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