I was pretty excited to heard that I was finally going to get some opportunities to photography football this season. It starts off at the Rose Bowl with two PAC-10 teams facing off, Arizona and UCLA. I got to the Rose Bowl early, just to get situated at the new venue, it is always stressful to relearn things at specific venues. Well little did I know, there was no internet for me to transmit images. Instead I tried to tether my phone, with horrible service, and transmit. It was a complete fail. Well I got to figure it out after the game, at the local Starbucks. Well enough with my rant, here are the photos of the day. So I arrived early to get some pregame shots of everything. Here is the Arizona Wildcat with his flag.
An unknown UCLA trombone marching band member.
I thought this was really cool, a bruin dressed up in a pumpkin costume.
I always love getting the teams running out of their tunnels. This love affair probably stems from the Ramblin’ Wreck driving out at the Georgia Tech games. Well here is the UCLA team.
And the #15 ranked Arizona team.
The first play of the game was crazy, a kick off return for a touchdown by Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner. The celebration afterwards with Arizona running back Taimi Tutogi.
The Arizona wide receiver must be really good, since he was the one catching most of the passes in the beginning of the game. Juron Criner being mis-tackled by UCLA corner back Andrew Abbott.
And another sequence of Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner being tackled by UCLA corner back Andrew Abbott.
UCLA running back Damien Thigpen taking back a kick off.
UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin hit by Arizona’s cornerback Robert Golden.
I love these type of images of Arizona quarterback Matt Scott.
UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut getting off a throw.
Arizona cornerback Robert Golden with the pick off a pass intended for UCLA wide receiver Jerry Johnson.
Arizona cornerback Robert Golden with the celebration after the interception.
Arizona quarterback Matt Scott changing the play at the line.
Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner tackled by UCLA cornerback Andrew Abbott.
Arizona running back Keola Antolin evades UCLA safety Rahim Moore.
UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut passes off to running back Derrick Coleman.
UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut throwing a pass.
Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner mis-tackled by UCLA cornerback Aaron Hester.
Arizona quarterback Matt Scott with a throw.
Arizona safety Joseph Perkins breaks up a pass intended for UCLA tight end Joseph Fauria.
UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut being sacked by Arizona safety Mike Turner.
UCLA wide receiver Josh Smith looks back after a pass for a touchdown. I had the shot with the ball in the air, but unfortunately a ref got in the way of my photo. Line judges are a photographers worst nightmare.
Arizona running back Keola Antolin avoids UCLA safety Rahim Moore.
UCLA cornerback Aaron Hester with an interception intended for Arizona wide receiver Juron Criner.
UCLA safety Rahim Moore celebrates after a fumble was called on a mishandled pass off to Arizona quarterback Matt Scott. The fumble was overturned.
Arizona running back Greg Nwoko tackled by UCLA defensive line end Damien Holmes.
Arizona running back Greg Nwoko is stopped short of the goal line by UCLA safety Tony Dye.
Arizona running back Greg Nwoko attempts another run to the endzone.
Arizona running back Greg Nwoko finally makes it into the endzone..
UCLA running back Derrick Coleman attempts to run through a crowded lane.
Arizona running back Greg Nwoko is tackled by UCLA safety Tony Dye