Bruins Strike The Way To Compete With Nebraska

By Kyle Avery
On September 14, 2013

Bruins Strike The Way To Compete With Nebraska

The nonconference contest among the No. 16 UCLA Bruins and the No. 23 Nebraska Cornhuskers should present an indicator in determining how fine each football squad truly is.

Bo Pelini’s bunch is at present 2-0 on the season. Wins in opposition to Wyoming and Southern Miss did showcase Nebraska’s offense in an optimistic light; though, the defensive efforts offer some most important questions.

After taking apart Nevada 58-20 in the opener, Jim Mora’s squad had a bye week. Conventional understanding would suggest that an extra week of training for Nebraska could give UCLA a benefit.

Unluckily, tragedy has befallen upon the UCLA football squad. Wide receiver Nick Pasquale passed away this precedent Sunday. There’s no telling how the death of a teammate will influence the team this Saturday in Lincoln.

UCLA opened the 2013 season on August 31 in the Rose Bowl with a 58-20 triumph over Nevada. The Bruins outscored the Wolf Pack 41-7 in the second half of action and framed up a total of 647 yards of the entire offense, the ninth utmost single-game total in school history. Quarterback Brett Hundley reported for four scores on the night, two rushing and two touchdown passes. He threw for about 274 yards in the competition and rushed seven times for about 63 yards.

The Cornhuskers lead the series, which dates back to 1946, by a 6-5 edge. UCLA captured previous season’s contest played in the Rose Bowl, 36-30. Nebraska won the previous meeting played in Lincoln, NE by a score of 49-21 over the Wayne Cook quarterbacked Bruins in 1994. Nebraska has been ranked on either first or second in the country in six of the preceding meetings.

One of UCLA’s major wins ever came almost closely 41 years ago over a number one ranked Cornhusker squad.

Both UCLA and Nebraska will admire Pasquale by wearing patches and labels sporting his No. 36.

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  1. i want to watch some football

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