PASADENA, Calif. - The UCLA Bruins got back on track with a 21-14 win over Utah on Saturday. Look…
Utah: Bruins at the Crossroads
With UCLA beating Utah, 21-14, at the Rose Bowl Saturday, it's getting easier to get a bead on this team, and the season. We're seven games in, the Bruins are 5-2, and that sounds relatively good, given where this program has been in recent years. But having played seven games, it gives us now quite of bit of reference to judge this team and come to some realizations. First, the record, when taken into perspective: The five teams UCLA has beaten are a combined 12-19. The two teams UCLA has lost to are a combined 7-4. That means that the teams UCLA has beaten aren't very good and the teams that UCLA has lost to, well, aren't much better. In fact, UCLA has faced only two teams with winning records, and one of those is formerly-overrated, 4-2 Nebraska. Really, UCLA has faced one good team, Oregon State. UCLA's blowout loss came against a 2-4 Cal team. So, the 5-2 record is a bit fluffy. Realistically, too, UCLA hasn't played a good game since Nebraska, and in light of...
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- Willis' helmet did not come off
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