Over at our Corn Nation - our SBN friends covering all things Nebraska, Husker Mike blogged a pretty good preview on our Bruins. Mike's extensive notes are better than anything you will read in a traditional media outlet, which includes identifying Steven Manfro as "UCLA's version of Rex Burkhead":
While UCLA will certainly throw the ball more in 2012, they won't give up on the ground game completely. Not when the Bruins aren't sure who the quarterback will be and have a running back like senior Johnathan Franklin. Franklin rushed for 976 yards and five touchdowns last season; more importantly, he averaged 5.9 yards a carry last year. When it was short yardage time last year, UCLA turned to departing senior Derrick Coleman (152 carries, 765 yards, 11 touchdowns). This year, it'll likely be 6'0" 227 pound Malcolm Jones pounding away between the tackles. One player to keep an eye on is UCLA's version of Rex Burkhead: redshirt freshmanSteven Manfro. He's not big (5'11", 195 lbs.), but he's described as a determined runner who's developed quite a fan following:
Read the full preview here.
We will obviously have lot more on the Huskers, when this game gets closer. This is a game we are going to expect the Bruins to prevail, starting Jim Mora's first appearance on the right note.