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UCLA Football Beats Nebraska for the Dawn of a New Era

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Sep 8, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins tailback Johnathan Franklin (23) celebrates during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE
Sep 8, 2012; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins tailback Johnathan Franklin (23) celebrates during the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

As Achillies said in the first half "We still don't know if Mora is a great coach ...but we can all agree he's light years better than anything we've had in the last ten years." Wow. What a game this game had it all.

The first half was all offense all the time. Brett Hundley showed why he has the potential to be the most exciting quarterback since Cade McNown. And UCLA was better just a fumble and a missed FG or we would have had a lead. Regardless the first half was a beautiful effort where the offense was a couple plays from perfect.

The second half was the opposite. The defense was making the big hits and the big plays, especially Datone Jones' safety and Andrew Abbott's interception. The defense held Nebraska to 6 points in the second half. A fabulous job of adjusting by the coaching staff.

But there was one star among the stars, Johnathan Franklin. Franklin for Heisman is a legitimate consideration now: Two hundred eighty six all-purpose yards, 26-217 on the ground and 3-58 in the air including the game clinching touchdown. The box score is here.

Great job Bruins. It is great to feel good about football again, thank you Coach Mora.