Know The Foe is back this week as the Aggies head to Pasadena to the historic Rose Bowl to take on the 13th ranked UCLA Bruins. The boys from Westwood are coming off a massive comeback against Nebraska in Lincoln and are looking to avoid a letdown against the winless Aggies. We've enlisted the help of Andrew Erickson from The Daily Bruin, UCLA's student newspaper to help give Aggie fans an idea of what they can expect to see from UCLA on Saturday. You can find more of Andrew's work on the Daily Bruin's sports page.
bleedCrimson.net: UCLA is off to a 2-0 start to the season with wins over Nevada and a big time come from behind win in Lincoln over Nebraska. What has been the key to the fast start?
Andrew Erickson: The key for the Bruins has been the ability to shake off their mediocre first half performances and establish themselves as a third quarter team. Against Nevada, UCLA led 17-13 at the break. At Nebraska, they trailed 21-10, yet it wasn’t very long into the third quarter in both contests that they had the momentum clearly in their favor. So far, UCLA has outscored opponents 48-0 in the third quarter, a sign that it hasn’t exactly been fast starts that have been able to secure the Bruins’ 2-0 start. Continue Reading This Post >>