UCLA’s defense held firm after giving up one first down on Oklahoma’s first drive.
The Sooners had a couple of penalties on their drive, outfoxing themselves at one point by trying to run a hurry-up tempo only to be penalized for having too many players in the backfield.
They reached UCLA territory before Kyler Murray’s third-down pass was ruled incomplete. Bruins cornerback Darnay Holmes also had a nice pass breakup with Murray trying to go deep on Oklahoma’s first offensive play.
Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson overthrew tight end Caleb Wilson by several feet on first down. Joshua Kelley ran for no gain on second down. Thompson-Robinson completed a short pass to Dymond Lee well short of the first down on third and 10.
The announcement came via Twitter more than 1½ hours before the opening kickoff.
“QB1 warming up,” UCLA football’s official Twitter site declared Saturday morning with an accompanying video of quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson dropping back to fire a pregame pass.
Thompson-Robinson will make his first career college start when the Bruins (0-1) face No. 6 Oklahoma (1-0) at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. The true freshman replaced graduate transfer Wilton Speight last weekend during the second quarter of the Bruins’ loss to Cincinnati when Speight suffered a back injury.