"It felt good to be back in the end zone," Thigpen said. "It was special because it has been a long road."
No harm, no foul
UCLA had 122 yards in penalties. Mora, though, said he was less concerned than other weeks.
"We didn't have any pre-snap penalties," Mora said. "For the most part, they were aggressive penalties. I'm not going to fault Myles Jack for roughing the kicker."
Besides, Mora said, "I saw a couple a little different than the officials. I'm still trying to figure out how we're going to call roughing the passer."
UCLA was called for roughing the passer three times. One was charged to Ellis McCarthy. A television replay showed McCarthy wasn't near the quarterback on the play.
Cornerback Fabien Moreau and safety Anthony Jefferson hobbled off the field in the fourth quarter. Running back Jordon James spent the final few minutes of the game icing his right ankle.
Mora said, "I've been told by our medical staff not to worry about anyone."