Cactus Bowl score: With Josh Rosen out, Kansas State routs UCLA in second half

Josh Rosen’s standing for a Cactus Bowl opposite Kansas State was a primary storyline for UCLA streamer into Tuesday night’s game, nonetheless while a Bruins star quarterback was during midfield for a rite silver toss to paint his team, he did so with sweats underneath his uniform as an dead member of a roster. 

Rosen did not play, strictly since he had not been privileged after pang a concussion. That “100 percent medical” decision, per Sports Illustrated, did not stop him from addressing a intensity of sitting out for a play game, like many other players with identical NFL Draft hopes have finished in a past. 

“I consider players are usually starting to comprehend they have a lot of energy and they don’t ned to be exploited when it’s to their detriment,” Rosen said. “It’s usually each singular conditions is unique, and we don’t consider we can pile them all together.” 

But while Rosen’s standing was a biggest storyline streamer into a game, a reduction renouned one finished adult winning as Kansas State cruised to a 35-17 win. 

Kansas State rolled adult 344 rushing yards, apropos a fifth competition to tip 300 rushing yards opposite UCLA this season. The Bruins entered a diversion as one of a misfortune FBS rushing defenses in a nation and no other Power Five module has some-more than 3 games permitting 300+ rushing yards so distant in 2017. Rosen’s deficiency harm UCLA and positively played a purpose in a struggles on third down and ubiquitous descent efficiency, nonetheless this was still a diversion that a Bruins led 17-7 during halftime. 

Quarterback Alex Delton led a approach for Kansas State with 158 rushing yards and 4 sum touchdowns (three rushing, one passing), while Alex Barnes combined 117 yards and another measure on a ground. A few bomb plays helped Kansas State get a lead, nonetheless it was a harsh 15-play, 98-yard expostulate that ate adult some-more than 8 mins of diversion time that put a diversion divided for a Wildcats. 

While UCLA moves on from a play detriment with high hopes about a Chip Kelly era, reduction is certain per a destiny of Kansas State manager Bill Snyder, who addressed retirement rumors during media accessibility heading adult to a diversion usually to repudiate any set decisions as he focused on a subsequent step for a Wildcats.

At 78 years old, Snyder has requested some-more time for a “thorough” review with his family and a Kansas State administration before creation what he has referred to as a “big decision.” Snyder already late once, in 2005, usually to lapse in 2008 and lead Kansas State behind into a spotlight with 8 true play appearances and 3 Fiesta Bowl bids. 

As for Rosen, a expectancy is that a UCLA quarterback will take his talents to a NFL as one of a tip prospects in a draft, nonetheless he, like Snyder, has nonetheless to make an central proclamation per his future. 

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