PASADENA, Calif. -- Early in the second quarter of UCLA's 38-27 win against LSU on Saturday, athletic director Martin Jarmond stood in his suite and looked out over the nearly-full Rose Bowl, soaking in the atmosphere.
"This looks good," he said, beaming with pride.
Moments later, running back Zach Charbonnet plowed through the LSU defense for a 12-yard touchdown run to put UCLA ahead for the first time in the game. Jarmond instinctually sent both arms straight above his head. Though he was cautious not to make too much of the moment -- there was still a lot of game to be played -- the celebration wasn't just about taking a second-quarter lead.