Arizona State Tackling Fail Leads to Easy 80-Yard Touchdown for UCLA (Videos)
Last night, the 11th-ranked UCLA Bruins scored an 80-yard touchdown thanks to a pretty pathetic Arizona State tackling fail.
Don’t get me wrong. You have to credit UCLA wide receiver Eldridge Massington. He is very fast. But I think even he would tell you it’s a hell of a lot easier to score 80-yard touchdowns when the other team doesn’t tackle you because they’re incompetent.
And I mean no offense to Arizona State. But you have to call a spade a spade.
In the second quarter, with Arizona State actually on top 17-6, UCLA QB Brett Hundley threw a short pass to Massington on 3rd and 2 that was just good enough for the first down. However, when the ASU player came over to tackle Massington, he basically whiffed. Then two more ASU players tried, and instead of bringing down Massington they brought down each other.
From that point on, it was just a matter of running the ball down the field. And Massington was all over it.
Here’s a look at the complete play:
And here’s a closer look at the Arizona State tackling fail—or I guess I should say the Arizona State tackling fails, because there are two:
That was pretty much it for poor ASU. Including this 80-yarder, UCLA outscored ASU 56-10 the rest of the way for a final score of 62-27.
That’s what you call a “statement victory.”
Hat Tip – [Bleacher Report]