If there’s good news for Rosen and UCLA moving forward, it’s that last week’s win against Oregon was the first game since beating Hawaii on Sept. 9 where he didn’t throw an interception. Limiting those mistakes, especially in the red zone, are going to a huge part of making sure the Bruins stay on track to make a bowl game in 2017.
Rosen, like Goff, hasn’t been mentioned for any kind of college accolades despite being one of the best quarterbacks in the country. All-America honors and Heisman Trophy consideration always seems to follow the teams at the top of college football when it comes to the quarterback position. No player since 1969 (Oklahoma’s Steve Owens) has won the Heisman Trophy while playing for a team with four losses, and winners of the award on a team with two or three losses during the regular season usually have at least one signature win against a top team during their campaign.
And that signature win is where Rosen can separate himself from Goff in terms of their college careers.
Rosen’s final five regular season games present an opportunity to thrive in the spotlight, providing on-field evidence for a national audience in his ability to play quarterback at the highest level. Goff’s 0-13 record against ranked teams had no direct effect on his development into a successful NFL quarterback, but it kept him from having a lasting impact on the college game.
“Dallas is more explosive, physically faster than Steve was, has more wiggle in him. Steve was closer to a tackle, a traditional tight end,” Stiegelmeier says. “Steve got drafted in the third round (No. 69 overall in 1999). I’m not predicting where Dallas will be picked, but I think he’s further ahead now than Steve was at the time.”
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