The first weekend of college football is a wrap, with Tennessee and Georgia Tech closing out the week with a rare Monday college football game. There was a mixed bag of quarterback performances, with Josh Allen and Sam Dranold each throwing a pair of interceptions. However, it’s safe to say Josh Rosen got on the radar for a few people.
Rosen is viewed with Allen and Darnold as a potential top-five draft pick, and on Sunday night he put together the biggest FBS comeback since 2006. His UCLA Bruins trailed 44-10 with 4:08 remaining in the third quarter. Texas A&M did not do nearly enough to slow down the clock, and with the help of four fourth quarter touchdowns by Rosen, UCLA stormed back to win 45-44. They ran a fake spike on the final score, and Rosen connected with Jordan Lasley for the touchdown.
Rosen had a rough game leading up to that, getting sacked three times and losing a pair of fumbles. The Texas A&M defensive front got pressure most of the game until falling apart over the final quarter-plus.
UCLA has 11 more games, and plenty will happen that could shake up Rosen’s draft position. If he plays like he did at times in the first half, opinions might declined to some extent. But he has a signature performance now to build around, and it will be interesting to see if he can carry that momentum forward the rest of the season and into next year’s draft.