Sometimes, it becomes abundantly clear why coaches harp on generic football platitudes like “you have to learn to take the sack.” UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen might have finally learned that lesson on Saturday.

The UCLA Bruins are in College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies in their season-opener and it’s the kind of game where you have to limit the number of mistakes you commit as much as possible.

In Rosen’s case, he ended up making a terrible mistake instead. Early in the first quarter, Rosen was about to be sacked by swarming Aggies defenders when, as he was falling to the ground, decided to just float the ball up into the air in the general vicinity of his wide receiver.

After what must have felt like an eternity for UCLA head coach Jim Mora, the ball came down into the waiting arms of TAMU corner Priest Willis.

Somehow, the Bruins escaped the ensuing drive without giving up points to the Aggies. But you better believe that Rosen is going to take the sack next time.

[CBS]

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A graduate of Syracuse University, Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse related things for SB Nation, Curbed, Neighborhoods.com, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Chicago.