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The Rundown: Sept. 28

(Michael Zshornack/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Josh Rosen
Sam Connon, assistant Sports editor

It took three weeks, but Josh Rosen is now a starting quarterback in the NFL.

The No. 10 overall pick in last year’s NFL Draft and former UCLA football starter got his first taste of NFL action last week, but the Arizona Cardinals named him their starting quarterback Monday.

With just over four minutes to play in Arizona’s matchup against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Rosen came in to replace Sam Bradford with his team down by two.

Rosen threw for 25 yards on his first drive, but coach Steve Wilks elected not to take a timeout when the Cardinals were facing a 4th and 5 at midfield. Rosen was hit as he threw and the Bears picked him off.

The rookie got another chance to complete the comeback, but after scrambling for a 12-yard first down, Rosen was sacked on a Hail Mary attempt as time expired.

The offensive arsenal Rosen will be working with is made up of future Hall of Fame wide reciever Larry Fitzgerald, rookie wide receiver and former Texas A&M Aggie Christian Kirk and Pro Bowl running back David Johnson.

Rosen and No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield will be the third and fourth rookie quarterbacks to start a game this season.

The Cardinals will travel to Seattle to play their division rival, the Seahawks, at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday.

Women’s golf
Gabriel McCarthy, assistant Sports editor

UCLA women’s golf claimed its first player of the week award after success in Minnesota.

Sophomore Patty Tavatanakit was named the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week after she shot a 9-under 63 at the ANNIKA Intercollegiate at the Royal Golf Club this past week to come back and win.

Tavatanakit set a new course record and equaled the single-round score set by Lilia Vu last season.

Tavatanakit had finished second at the event, as she participated in both LPGA and NCAA events. In the summer of 2017, she participated in the LPGA Tour’s five majors – the ANA Inspiration, U.S. Women’s Open and Evian Championship.

UCLA finished second in the team competition behind Alabama, despite Tavatanakit recording seven consecutive birdies from holes 9 to 15 in order to contend. She entered the final round tied for ninth and seven shots off the lead.

The Bruins shot for 26-under 838 as a team, a new school record for a 54-hole event. This is the first UCLA weekly award of the season and Tavatanakit’s third time receiving the honor.

Gabriel McCarthy, assistant Sports editor

The Bruins will start play again after a busy spring season.

UCLA softball will be participating in Fall Ball to end the year, including four games at Easton Stadium.

The Bruins will begin play on Oct. 14th away at San Diego State, where they will face the San Diego Toreros and the Aztecs. UCLA defeated San Diego in last season 8-3 in its only meeting with the team, where then-senior infielder Kylee Perez led the Bruins with three hits and then-freshman outfielder Julie Rodriguez hit one home run for three RBIs.

UCLA will then play Cal State Fullerton, who they met in the NCAA regionals last season, with split-squad teams in October. Last season the Bruins won all but one game of four against the Titans by scores of 5-3, 3-0 and 6-4.

The home games at Easton begin in November as UCLA will play host to UC Riverside and Loyola Marymount in a doubleheader, before facing Cal Baptist in the only night game of the fall ball season, who the Bruins did not face last season.

UCLA will close out the season against Long Beach State after a road game at CSUN. The Bruins defeated the 49ers 6-5 in the Louisville Slugger Invitational last season and beat the Matadors 8-3.

Sports senior staff

Connon is currently a Sports senior staff writer for the football and men's basketball beats. He was the Sports editor for the 2019-2020 academic year, an assistant Sports editor on the baseball, men's soccer, cross country, men's golf and women's golf beats from 2018-2019 and a reporter on the baseball and women's basketball beats from 2017-2018. Connon also contributes movie reviews for Arts & Entertainment and co-hosts Daily Bruin Sports' weekly podcast, "Out of Bounds." Connon is a rising fourth-year Communication student from Winchester, Massachusetts.

Sports senior staff

McCarthy is currently a Sports senior staff writer. He was an assistant Sports editor in 2018-2019 for the men's tennis, women's soccer, track and field and men's volleyball beats. McCarthy was previously a reporter on the men's volleyball and men's water polo beats. He is a third-year English and history student from Atlanta, Georgia. McCarthy is an avid Tottenham Hotspur and Conor McGregor fan.

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