UCLA RB Jalen Starks On First Career Touchdowns

Nov. 13 -- True freshman running back Jalen Starks talked about his first two rushing touchdowns following UCLA's victory against Oregon State on Saturday night...

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On getting significant carries:

I felt good about the game and the team prepared well for this. I felt like it was a good time, played with a lot of energy and a lot of passion.

On not playing as much early:

I sat on the sidelines and visually learned and from what other guys were doing. I learned a lot from the older guys. I knew if we practiced hard and brought intensity, we'd be fine.

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On the competition with the running backs:

It's a family competition. We go hard against each other. We see who's first. We always compete as a family. Just family competition.

On the locker room after the win:

Its always fun in a locker room, especially after a long road. We felt pretty positive about it and we'll come into the next game strong.

On being prepared when called upon:

I felt like I prepared well and it was a lot of fun running behind the line we had. I'm always ready whenever my number is called. Always prepared.

On Oregon State's blitzing:

The blitzers were physical. They had a pretty physical linebacker corps. They blitzed well.

On scoring his first touchdown:

It felt really good. I froze up in the end zone

On his second touchdown:

I just let my emotions go, hugged the guys and congratulated them for everything. I'm just happy to be a part of this family and to be a Bruin.

On his last appearance in a game being marked by a fumble:

I felt like after the fumble, it really put my focus on ball security and I repped that over and over in practice. I felt like I could carry that over into the game and protect the ball as much as I could.


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