In the final moments, when he needed to rally his team once more, Josh Rosen found himself confronted by something even more threatening than a defender on the verge of a sack.
His own reluctance to give up on a play.
It had become a maddening trend for the UCLA quarterback throughout the second half of the No. 25 Bruins’ 48-45 loss to Memphis on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
Rosen had brought his team back from a 10-point deficit midway through the third quarter with two touchdown passes. He couldn’t complete another comeback in the final minute with the Bruins trailing by three points. He forced a pass into coverage that led to an offensive pass...