Jordan Lasley sprinted past the defensive backs, extending his arms to catch a 65-yard pass from Josh Rosen with only open field in front of him.
The final play of UCLA’s practice Saturday afternoon resulted in a touchdown. It also felt like something pulled from the archives of recent days. Rosen has completed pass after pass after pass, with only the receiver and the yardage varying.
The Bruins quarterback has appeared increasingly locked in with three weeks to go before the season opener against Texas A&M on Sept. 3 at the Rose Bowl.
“Obviously that’s what we’re after,” Bruins coach Jim Mora said of the consistency exhibited by Rosen. “It’s a good sign. There’s been about three or four days where it seems like he’s found a little bit of a rhythm; we just gotta keep pushing him and he’ll keep pushing himself.”
After favoring receiver Darren Andrews in the early days of training camp, Rosen has diversified his targets over the last week. He has repeatedly connected with receiver Christian Pabico and tight end Caleb Wilson while also regularly finding tailback Bolu Olorunfunmi coming out of the backfield.
Rosen completed 19 of 31 passes for two touchdowns and no interceptions Saturday during Fan Appreciation Day before hundreds of onlookers who lined the ledges of a parking lot, a conference center and the new Wasserman Football Center.
There is no doubt Rosen has completely recovered from the shoulder injury that limited him to six games last season, but his receiving corps is not at full strength. Audie Omotosho did not practice Saturday, Demetric Felton sustained an undisclosed injury and Theo Howard…
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