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Report: UCLA Star RB Zach Charbonnet Not Dressed For Sun Bowl

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No Israel Abanikanda for Pitt, and now it appears no Zach Charbonnet for UCLA.

UCLA head coach Chip Kelly said during his final Sun Bowl press conference yesterday that he expected there to be no opt-outs, but KTSM TV’s Colin Deaver reported that Charbonnet is not suited up during Sun Bowl warm ups.

It’s a big loss for college football’s No. 4 rushing offense.

Charbonnet led UCLA with 1,359 yards and 14 touchdowns on 195 carries, averaging a stellar seven yards per carry. He also hailed in 37 receptions for 321 yards out of the backfield.

Without Charbonnet, who missed two games this season, UCLA will rely even more heavily on quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson — who threw for 2,883 yards and 25 touchdowns and ran for 631 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.

The duo of Keegan Jones and TJ Harden, who combined for 99 carries for 526 yards and three touchdowns this season, will likely be thrust into increased workloads.

Even without Charbonnet, Pitt’s depleted defense will be tested by an explosive UCLA offense.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Elon Musk
28 days ago

Depressing 🙁

But, I get it. He’s due BIG money in NFL. He’s a STUD!!!

Link
Link
28 days ago

If Zach is dinged up, so be it. If not, he let the team down.

Dtalker
Dtalker
27 days ago
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Respect to DTR and others who came to play and support their brothers and school.

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