Fresno State quarterback Jake Haener turned in a performance for the ages on Saturday night, playing through an injury to lead the Bulldogs to a 40-37 upset at No. 13 UCLA. Haener threw both of his touchdown passes in the fourth quarter while playing in clear pain and collapsed on the field in celebration when the last-second Hail Mary pass from Bruins quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson’s fell to the turf to cement the outcome.
Haener, a Washington transfer, finished 39-of-53 passing for 455 yards. None of those completions were more important than the 13-yard strike to receiver Jalen Cropper with 14 seconds left that ultimately lifted Fresno State to victory.