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At the Half: UCLA Bruins Trail Oklahoma Sooners, 21-7

The Bruin offense looks improved, but the Sooners have held UCLA to just one TD so far.

NCAA Football: UCLA at Oklahoma
Dorian Thompson-Robinson is 6 of 9 for 108 yards in the first half.
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Well, the UCLA offense looked...better in the first half against the Sooners.

The Bruins got on the scoreboard first in this game. The key play was a 65-yard pass from Dorian Thompson-Robinson to Caleb Wilson that led to a Bolu Olorunfunmi touchdown with 8:59 left in the first quarter.

Overall, Thompson-Robinson is 6 of 9 for 108 yards in the half. Unfortunately, that also means that his other five passes have only totaled 43 yards.

The Bruins only have 25 net rushing yards so far as Kazmeir Allen’s 19 yards were wiped out by Thompson-Robinson’s minus-19 yards including FIVE first half sacks. The offensive line still isn’t getting the job done, even if the offense has finally started to show an ability to sustain a drive beyond another three and out.

On the other side of the ball, the defense has given up on 60 yards rushing and that includes the 27 yards gained by Sooner quarterback Kyler Murray.

The problem defensively is that the Bruins have allowed 190 passing yards. Two of Oklahoma’s three touchdown drives went for more than 70 yards each and each of those drives had a big pass play. The Sooners scored their second touchdown on a 58-yard pass from Murray to Marquise Brown while their third TD drive included a 45-yard reception by CeeDee Lamb.

The bottom line here is that there’s still plenty of room to improve. Can the Bruins make enough second half adjustments to win? Well, at this point, they are only down two scores and are still in this game which is better than most fans probably gave them credit for.

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 Fox broadcast team of Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt if you don’t want to. But, to be honest, I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to hear Gus Johnson call this game.

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Go Bruins!!!