The first 30 minutes of the 2013 season are in the books and at halftime the Bruins lead the Wolfpack by a score of 17 to 13. You can see the first half stats here.
Brett Hundley, Jordon James, Devin Fuller, and the offensive line have looked very good so far with the ability to make some big plays and churn out yards, but the offense needs a bit better consistency to keep their drives alive. The tempo has been fast and seeems to be even faster than last season. On defense, Eric Kendricks is tackling everything, but the defensive line needs to stay on their feet and cut off the Nevada running game in the backfield, as Cody Fajardo has been able to run the ball a ton. Our defense tightened up in the red zone and limited Nevada to field goals early, but then gave up big chunks on a late TD drive before the half.
U.C.L.A. is bigger and faster, but Nevada has a great scheme, is very well prepared, and they aren't going away anytime soon. The Bruins will need to make adjustemnts on D and stay focused on Fajardo. If the Bruins capitalize on their advantages, get stouter along the D line, and avoid mistakes in this second half they should be able to pull away. If they let Nevada hang around and keep letting Fajardo run wild, then things could get tense.