The Rosen that everyone had raved about all offseason returned to form in the third quarter and the Aggies' defense paid the ultimate price. Quarterback Josh Rosen threw for the winning touchdown on a fake spike with less than a minute to go. Improbable touchdowns were the theme of the night as he narrowly threw over an Aggies defender to find Darren Andrews for a 42-yard touchdown midway through the fourth.
On the offensive side of things, A&M manhandled UCLA's front four all night long and provided the gaping holes for the Aggie rushing attack to trounce the Bruin defense from the first to the final whistle on Sunday night.
The Bruins fell behind 44-10 late in the third quarter before their offense finally awoke over the final 17 minutes of regulation.More news: Extreme Heat, Fire Grips Calif. Ahead of Holiday Weekend
Marino pulled off a similar play for the Miami Dolphins on November 27, 1994.
The last time Josh Rosen seized the college football world's attention with his arm was two years ago.
But Knight wasn't on Texas A&M's sideline Sunday as the Bruins made another comeback.More news: Temple Student Jenna Burleigh Missing
Tinker flies back to College Station for one or two games each year, while Coulter doesn't get back much to Aggieland, so A&M's first trip to the Rose Bowl was a rare treat for him.
"What was most impressive about Jaelan and Darnay ... was their demeanors", said coach Jim Mora.
Wilson had 15 receptions for 203 yards, and Andrews had 12 catches for 147 yards. The Aggies ran for 382 yards in the ground as Trayveon Williams rushed for 208 yards and one touchdown and fellow running back Keith Ford ran for 114 yards and three scores. They were also without starting quarterback Nick Starkel for most of the second half after he suffered an apparent ankle injury, and Kellen Mond took over. He a third touchdown on A&M's next drive, this time a 1-yarder, to extend the lead to 31-3 with 4:11 to play before the half.More news: What Leonardo DiCaprio Could Look Like As Joker