Bruin Bites: Nebraska Game Day Edition

The Bruins return to the Rose Bowl. Wear Blue! (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Alright folks, it's finally Saturday morning and it's time for our Bruins to take on their first big test of the Jim Mora era, as the #16-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers are set to invade the Rose Bowl. Kick-off is set for 4:30 p.m. PT, and for those of you unable to make it to the Rose Bowl, it will be televised on Fox. Our Bruins have taken a step in the right direction, beating a hapless Rice team last week in Houston 49-24. In years past, the Bruins, not able to put the road game away in the first half, would have wilted and collapsed on the road; instead, we saw smart defensive adjustments and a second half where UCLA locked Rice down and pushed ahead on the offensive side of the ball. Today though, the Bruins won't face one of college football's weakest teams, but a perennial national power with its sights on a BCS bowl bid. It's Jim Mora's job to end that Husker dream today, so let's see if he and our Bruins can get it done.

With that, let's turn to the bits and pieces of news from around the UCLA-iverse to kick off our Saturday game day coverage:

Alright folks, those are your Bruin Bites to get this Saturday morning of college football started. Kick-off is slated for this afternoon and we will have open threads up throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for those. For now, this will be our early morning college football open thread. Get fired up and fire away with your thoughts, comments, etc. in the open thread below.

GO BRUINS

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