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BN Gameday: Washington State Second Half Game Thread

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PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 8:  The UCLA band performs before the game between the Washington State Cougars and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Pasadena, California.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - OCTOBER 8: The UCLA band performs before the game between the Washington State Cougars and the UCLA Bruins at the Rose Bowl on October 8, 2011 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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It is halftime at the Rose Bowl, with the Bruins trailing Washington State 7-9 (Boxscore). Washington State got the opening kickoff and drove to the UCLA 4 yard line, before settling for a field goal. After trading punts with the Bruins for a while, WSU got inside the UCLA 10 yard line in their final 2 possessions of the half, making field goals to finish both possessions - though not without some SPTR help in the final drive, with a questionable penalty on UCLA negating a missed Wazzu kick.

Meanwhile, the Bruins are going to have to win this game without Richard Brehaut. After a couple of 3-and-outs, Brehaut had the offense moving downfield until suffering what is currently thought to be a high ankle sprain. Don:t expect him to return tonight. Kevin Prince came into the game and made a quick un-Prince-like 41 yard throw to Rosario. Derrick Coleman ran the ball in 2 plays later for the Bruins lone score of the half - with Tyler Gonzalez making his debut with a perfect extra point. Kevin ended the half by throwing an interception in the end zone to keep the margin at WSU-plus 2 heading into the locker room.

The play of the Bruins in the first half is far from the best that these players are capable of, but this is still a game that UCLA has no excuse to let slip. While KP had struggled against the Texas Defense and IMO is legitimately the #2 behind Brehaut, he has shown the ability to win tough games, and this should not even be that tough of a half to win.

Enjoy the second half, and GO BRUINS!

Update - It is now being reported that Brehaut has a fractured leg. Damnit.