UCLA football's Ishmael Adams a game-changer Thursday night

In the understatement of the decade, UCLA defensive back/return specialist Ishmael Adams made a big impact for the Bruins in their 62-27 triumph over Arizona State Thursday night.

The Sun Devils were primed to at least kick a field goal and send the game into halftime all tied up at 20, driving deep into Bruin territory at the end of the second quarter. Adams had different ideas, however, intercepting Mike Bercovici’s pass in the red zone and running it all the way back for a 95-yard pick six to put UCLA up 27-17.

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That punctuated a first half that the Bruins ended on a 21-0 run, taking the air right out of the Sun Devil Stadium crowd and carrying a whole lotta momentum into the second half.

Oh but he wasn’t done. Right after Arizona State had stopped the bleeding with a 24-yard field goal to cut the deficit to 34-20, Adams housed the ensuing kickoff, reading his blocks well and making a nasty cut in the process.

Deservedly so, the Twitterverse took notice.


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