On this blog we have been talking about for days about how our DL will have to step up against AP and the Sooner running attack. The players on our DL are not the only ones who will have to step. Spotlight is going to be Drew Olson, who has lit up two tomato cans he has played so far in this season. This game is a must win and Drew knows he must win this if he is looking for some kind of redemption. From ESPN's west coast beat writer Ted Miller:
"I'd have been screwed if I had sweated out all the stories," he said. "It pisses you off hearing that."
Yet here he is, two games into his senior season, the clear victor in a quarterback duel, now owning two easy victories that evened his career record at 14-14.
This weekend he has a chance to make a real mark. He has a chance to be remembered and to turn the trajectory of coach Karl Dorrell's three-year tenure at UCLA in a winning direction.
A vulnerable Oklahoma team will visit the Rose Bowl on Saturday, and Olson knows a victory would send a message to the nation -- not to mention to uneasy fans jealously obsessing about rival USC -- that the Bruins are back.
"This game is huge for us. I think it will answer a lot of questions," Olson said.