The UCLA Bruins have scored twice in the Pac-12 Championship, and neither touchdown has come conventionally. The first came on a tip-toe interception return for a touchdown after a bobbled ball landed in Patrick Larimore's hands. The second, which brought UCLA to within a touchdown of the Oregon Ducks, came on a flea-flicker. Tricky, Mr. Neuheisel.
Kevin Prince hit a wide-open Nelson Rosario for 37 yards and a touchdown after handing the ball off, then receiving a pitch back from the ball-carrier. Until the scoring drive, the UCLA offense had struggled, though the Bruins were hanging around thanks to the Ducks' early affinity for turning the ball over.
Oregon answered right back, though, driving 73 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown. LaMichael James did the honors, coasting into the end zone from three yards out.
And as I was writing this, UCLA fumbled again. For those scoring at home, that's five turnovers -- three of which belong to the Bruins. All three are fumbles as well.
In the second quarter, the Ducks lead the Bruins in Oregon, 28-14.