Even after the fantastic performance last week in his debut at the position, UCLA head coach Jim Mora insisted this week that freshman Myles Jack shouldn’t be referred to as a running back. “He’s a linebacker,” Mora said when a reporter told him he left a name off the list while running down the status of the backs on the roster.
Well, after tonight, we’re going to have to start calling him a running back at some point.
In his second game appearing at the position, Jack didn’t break 100 yards like he did last week, but he did rush for 59 while scoring four touchdowns in the UCLA Bruin’s 41-31 win in the Rose Bowl against the Washington Huskies.
QB Brett Hundley added in 159 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-22 passing on the night in the victory.
Washington held up rather well, even considering that they were without starting QB Keith Price who went down with an injury. In relief, backup Cyler Miles went 15-of-22 for 149 yards and two scores with two interceptions. Running back Bishop Sankey added 91 yards and a touchdown on the ground, but it wasn’t enough to complete the upset.