UCLA inadvertently created its own version of a classic last Saturday night at the Rose Bowl: Twelve angry men.
The Bruins were furious after they accidentally sent 12 players onto the field shortly before halftime of their 27-23 victory over Colorado. Making the penalty all the more upsetting, it came after consecutive timeouts.
“I’ve never had that happen to me in my career, and it was my fault and it was shameful,” UCLA coach Jim Mora said this week. “It should have never happened, and it will never happen again.”
While the circumstances of that infraction may have been unique, penalties have become a nagging constant for the Bruins in recent...