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Bruin Bites: Oregon State Game Day Edition

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Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

Alright folks, it's college football Saturday and our Bruins will get their Pac-12 conference schedule going against the Oregon State Beavers today. Coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. PT, and for those of you unable to make it to the Rose Bowl, it will be nationally televised on ABC/ESPN2.

Our Bruins have been rolling, beating Houston by 31 points even though the execution was poor and the offensive focus seemed off. Oregon State will be coming to the Rose Bowl, very well rested, having played just one game in the first three weeks of the season. But, the Beavers' one game showed they aren't going to be a push-over, as they held #13-ranked Wisconsin in check, shut down Heisman hopeful Montee Ball, and upset the Badgers, 10-7. So, today will be an interesting test for both teams. For the Beavers, they will have to once again try to stop one of college football's best runners, with Jet Ski leading the nation in rushing yards, while the Bruins maintaining their poise and focus against an unranked opponent will be key: for us, it will allow us to see how Jet Ski runs against the same defense that shut down Ball, so a big day on the ground for the Mayor will do much to further establish his Heisman credentials.

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 the middle of the day 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.