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UCLA Bruins at UC Berkeley Golden Bears Game Thread

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The Bruins head north, still in search of their first win in 2018.

NCAA Football: California at UCLA
Nov 24, 2017; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins running back Brandon Stephens (20) scores a touchdown against the California Golden Bears during the third quarter at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
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The theme this week has been a renewed sense of hope and optimism surround UCLA Bruins football. I know Joe’s constant saying that “hope is not a strategy”, but in this case it is definitely a nice thing to see after a season of almost-uniformly dispiriting performances. The Bruins showed a level of play against the Washington Huskies that has, at the very least, kept the angst of the fanbase at bay for a week.

Now comes the hard part: sustaining that good feeling.

We’ve previewed UC Berkeley over the past few days (which you can find here for the coaching, here for the offense, and here for the defense), but the time for talk is over. We’ve been in this position before - an encouraging showing against Oklahoma was immediately followed by a huge step backwards against Fresno State - so the Bruins need to prove that all the talk of improvements actually sticks.

Anyway, it’s game time. Make sure you’ve got some of your favorite food nearby (shout-out to Valentino’s Pizza in Long Beach!) or a stiff drink (shout out to this giant tumbler full of whiskey next to me!) because this one could be a doozy.

Let’s look at the game time weather forecast.

Game Time Weather Forecast

Even though the Bruins are heading north, they’ll probably feel right at home thanks to the weather. Kickoff is scheduled to sit at around 71°, with the weather dipping down between 66° and 63° by the end of the game. The forecast also calls for clear skies, so you could not ask for better weather for a football game.

Listen to the Game Here on BN!

This season, we are proud to, again, have today’s audio feed for everyone who opts to use the TuneIn player embedded below. For optimum results at home, start the audio feed then pause your DVR and sync them up together so you don’t have to listen to the Pac-12 Network broadcast team.

Join your fellow fans discussing today’s UCLA game in the comments below.

This is your UCLA Bruins at UC Berkeley Golden Bears game thread.

Go Bruins!