UCLA bludgeoned Arizona, but Matt Scott and Hank Hobson leave in scary fashion

Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

The UCLA Bruins defeated the Arizona Wildcats in a domination way, but injuries to Matt Scott and Hank Hobson made that the least of Rich Rodriguez's concerns.

Finding themselves down 42-3 at halftime, the Arizona Wildcats (5-4) thought the bad night had already been dealt to them. But the second half made that seem like hardly the worry in a 66-10 loss to the UCLA Bruins in Pasadena, Calif.

Matt Scott was injured with six minutes to play in the third quarter, taking a hit and walking off dazed with a second concussion scare in two weeks. The Colorado game all of a sudden seemed not so much a sure thing.

Then came a report from the Arizona Daily Star that McKale Center had a fire alarm sounding and smoke detected.

Worse was to come. Linebacker Hank Hobson left the game after collapsing on the field with little contact. Early in the fourth quarter, Hobson's right arm appeared to go limp before he fell to the turf and lay immobilized before being carted off by an ambulance.

There was no immediate word on what type of injury Hobson had sustained.

The game at hand was bad; though perspective didn't make it as bad as the two injuries to Wildcats in the second half.

Scott only went 15-of-25 for 124 yards. Ka'Deem Carey took 16 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown before being pulled right after Scott left for the locker room.

The game was so dominated by UCLA that there's little description needed to tell the entire tale. UCLA scored first by the run game, quickly getting on the board on a 37-yard touchdown jaunt by Johnathan Franklin, a fitting play to give the senior running back the all-time record in rushing yards for the Bruins.

Arizona looked sloppy. Scott wasn't sharp, and the defense couldn't wrap up nor get penetration into the UCLA backfield. On a night when UCLA's coaching staff wore war paint as a motivational tactic, the Wildcats looked flat as can be, a hangover affect from the win against USC.

Franklin finished with 162 yards on 26 carries. He had two touchdowns. Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley of Chandler, Ariz., went 23-for-28 with 288 yards through the air and three touchdowns.

Arizona turned the ball over three times. They committed 15 penalties for 123 yards. The Bruins rolled up 612 total yards to just 258 by the Wildcats.

Richard Morrison -- he who muffed a punt early in the game that didn't help the poor momentum -- was the third UA quarterback to take the field, but bobbled a snap and hand off to turn the ball over with about four minutes to play in the fourth quarter.

The Wildcats take on Colorado for homecoming next week -- a luck of scheduling with the potential lack of Arizona's starting quarterback. But now, we await word on the extend of Hobson's injury.

McKale Center fire

McKale Center's reported fire was apparently in the equipment room, and UA athletic director Greg Byrne told Patrick Finley that it had been contained.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Arizona Desert Swarm

You must be a member of Arizona Desert Swarm to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arizona Desert Swarm. You should read them.

Join Arizona Desert Swarm

You must be a member of Arizona Desert Swarm to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Arizona Desert Swarm. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker