LOS ANGELES (AP) Kevin Sumlin's last trip to the Rose Bowl was a nightmare as UCLA rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Texas A&M. The first-year Arizona coach now faces a return without his best player as the Wildcats face UCLA.
Quarterback Khalil Tate, a Los Angeles native who many saw as a Heisman Trophy contender at the beginning of the season, will not play due to an ankle injury. Sumlin said the injury has bothered Tate for most of the season but that he needs time for it to heal instead of continuing to tweak it during games.
Tate lasted only two series in last week's 42-10 loss to Utah and could barely hand the ball off to a running back during some plays. Rhett Rodriguez, the son of former coach Rich Rodriguez, will get his first collegiate start.