Everyone loves an underdog. Unranked UCLA stunned No. 16 ranked Nebraska in a back-and-forth game at the Rose Bowl, 36-30. While the offense for the Bruins had a hand in the team's win, it would be the defense that would push the team over the edge. An early fourth quarter interception by Andrew Abbott took away any momentum that Nebraska had.
This is a giant win for the lesser known team in Los Angeles. There is hope back on the campus of UCLA in the form of first year Bruins' head coach Jim Mora, who is now 2-0 at the helm. The Bruins haven't had a stable starter at quarterback in years., butFreshman Brett Hundley looked the part as he threw for 305 yards and had four touchdowns. After pummeling Rice in the first week and upsetting Nebraska in the second, UCLA just might earn a second look when the polls are tallied on Monday.
Box Score Hero: UCLA running back Johnathan Franklin rushed for 217 yards on 26 carries
Rankings Ramifications: Pretty significant win for the unranked Bruins. Nebraska can kiss that No. 16 ranking goodbye.
But Did They Cover? Going into the game, the line was UCLA +4.5. So, yes, they did.
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Next Week's Schedule: Houston makes a visit to the Rose Bowl to take on the surging Bruins. Nebraska heads home to take on Arkansas St.