Game Analysis - UCLA

Mistakes, penalties and UCLA's running game did Washington in as the Dawgs fell to the Bruins on the road by a score of 41-31, dropping their record to 6-4 on the season. Here's a closer look at the game including what went right, what went wrong, who stood and what needs work if the Huskies are going to win their final two games...

Turning Point/Play of the Game: Washington began the third quarter with a bang as the special teams forced a turnover on the second half kickoff and the offense pulled the Dawgs to within three points at 27-24. With all the momentum seemingly on the Huskies' side, UCLA embarked on a 12-play, 64-yard drive that ate up over five minutes on the clock, ending when Myles Jack took it over from two yards out, his fourth of the game, to put UCLA back up by 10 and they never looked back.

Offensive Player of the Game: Stringfellow had a huge game hauling in eight receptions for 147 yards and a touchdown. He did make some freshman mistakes and he dropped a pass that would have given the Dawgs a huge first down deep in UCLA territory, forcing UW to settle for a field goal, but he made some huge catches and out-muscled three Bruins to get into the endzone midway through the fourth quarter to get the Huskies within 10 points.

Defensive Player of the Game: Danny Shelton was a monster for the Dawgs versus the Bruins. He finished with 10 tackles (six solo) and a tackle-for-loss. He also practically knocked out RB Malcolm Jones on 3rd-and-short in the third quarter, forcing only the second punt of the game for UCLA to that point in the game.

Handouts to the standouts: RB Bishop Sankey had to work for every yard he gained (91 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries and four receptions for 33 yards); Price was having a good night -- 10 of 18 for 181 yards and a score -- until he injured his shoulder right before the end of the first half; LB Princeton Fuimaono had nine tackles (all solo), a sack and a forced fumble; DE Hauoli Kikaha totaled eight tackles (seven solo), one tackle-for-loss and one forced fumble.

Stat of the week: There were two -- four turnovers and 11 penalties. Washington had a couple penalties that were questionable, especially Dexter Charles' phantom hands to the face penalty that brought back a 38-yard touchdown pass from Price the Stringfellow and Marcus Peters' questionable pass interference in the first quarter -- but you cannot have that many penalties, especially the drive killers. As far as turnovers are concerned two were late interceptions by Cyler Miles, one on an overthrow the other on a bad read, but the two most deadly were the fumbles by Austin Seferian-Jenkins on Washinton's third play from scrimmage and Sankey's fumble on the Huskies' second drive. Both resulted in UCLA touchdowns and put Washington in a hole they couldn't dig out of.

Needs work: Washington needs to figure out a way to get a win in a big game on the road. UW is 0-3 on the road in the conference and if they want to close this season out with a win on the road against Oregon State next week and over Washington State at home the day after Thanksgiving. Top Stories