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  • UCLA

    Jordan Lasley’s maturation comes at perfect time for UCLA football

    LOS ANGELES >> Jordan Lasley chuckles when he thinks of the freshman version of himself. What was “Young Jordan” like, he’s asked. Explosive. And not always in ways that could be contained to the football field. “Young Lasley (was) a little bit out of control, emotions a little bit outside of his self,” the current iteration of Lasley said. “And right now I have everything checked, my mindset (is) I’m always ready to...

    Thuc Nhi Nguyen
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  • College football

    Wolf: Pac-12 showing its small crowd sizes, lack of atmosphere

    If the Pac-12 really wants to consider itself a major football conference, it needs to start providing something beyond a minor conference atmosphere. Too many stadiums throughout the conference are waltzing stadiums, where a good team faces little resistance from the home crowd. Here are some weekend examples: There were around 40,000 fans inside Memorial Stadium, which seats 63,000, for the Cal-USC game and many of those were Trojans’ fans. There was an announced crowd...

    Scott Wolf
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    UCLA assesses Stanford debacle, focuses on Colorado

    LOS ANGELES — Several UCLA players called their season-opening comeback against Texas A&M a “dream.” The season is now quickly starting to resemble a nightmare. After back-to-back losses, the Bruins are trying to right the ship at home against Colorado at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and avoid a three-game skid entering their bye week. “We’re 2-2, we got a lot of football left to play,” head coach Jim Mora said. “Great competitors and...

    Thuc Nhi Nguyen
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    What’s next for UCLA football? The Colorado Buffaloes

    UCLA (2-2, 0-1 Pac-12) vs. Colorado (3-1, 0-1) When: 7:30 p.m., Saturday Where: Rose Bowl TV/Radio: ESPN2/TBA UCLA update: The miraculous 34-point comeback against Texas A&M is but a distant memory after UCLA’s latest loss to Stanford, a 58-34 drubbing at Stanford Stadium in which the Bruins gave up 405 rushing yards. UCLA is giving up 307.5 rushing yards per game and 6.6 yards a carry. Stanford running back Bryce Love gashed the Bruins with runs of 27, 32,...

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    UCLA Bruins not pointing fingers after loss to Stanford

    STANFORD >> The four white walls could not shield Jim Mora. The jubilant cheers of Stanford players and fans celebrating their 10th straight victory over UCLA seeped into the head coach’s postgame news conference room as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning at Stanford Stadium. “It’s excruciating,” Mora said as the sounds almost mocked the sixth-year head coach who has yet to beat Stanford in seven tries after Saturday’s 58-34...

    Thuc Nhi Nguyen
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    Adarius Pickett ejected for targeting Stanford TE Drew Schultz

    PALO ALTO >> UCLA has a target on its back. The Bruins drew their third targeting penalty in as many games Saturday as safety Adarius Pickett was ejected in the first quarter against Stanford. Although referees did not throw a flag on Pickett’s hit on Stanford tight end Drew Schultz, they reviewed the play and confirmed that there was helmet-to-helmet contact. Because the foul occurred in the first half, Pickett will not miss any time next week against Colorado. He...

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  • UCLA

    UCLA challenge: stopping Stanford skid and Bryce Love

    UCLA won the turnover battle and committed fewer penalties. The Bruins had the lead entering the fourth quarter. It looked like they may have finally conquered Stanford, their longtime Bay Area bully. Then 10 plays, 70 yards and an 8-yard touchdown pass later, the Bruins were right back where they have been against the Cardinal for the better part of the past decade: on the losing end. The flirtation with victory made last year’s loss to Stanford perhaps one of the most...

    Thuc Nhi Nguyen
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  • UCLA

    UCLA at Stanford: TV info, scouting report, prediction

    UCLA at Stanford When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday Where: Stanford Stadium, Palo Alto TV/Radio: ESPN/AM 1150 Records: UCLA (2-1, 0-0 Pac-12); Stanford (1-2, 0-1 Pac-12) Stanford stats RB Bryce Love: 43 carries, 535 yards, 4 TDs WR Connor Wedington: 10 catches, 119 yards TE Trenton Irwin: 10 catches, 113 yards DE Harrison...

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  • UCLA

    ‘Maniacal effort’ will be key for UCLA against Stanford

    LOS ANGELES — It wasn’t the blown assignment that bothered Jim Mora. The thing that irked the UCLA head coach most about the play that led to Memphis receiver Tony Pollard scoring a 42-yard touchdown on a short screen pass was the hoard of UCLA defenders jogging behind the play. It was lack of effort. That is not the way UCLA sent 12 defensive players, including six linebackers, through the NFL Draft during the past five years. The Bruins hope to recapture that type of...

    Thuc Nhi Nguyen
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    Caleb Wilson brings positivity, versatility to UCLA football

    LOS ANGELES >> Everywhere Caleb Wilson goes on the field, he’s covered. The tight end gets shadowed by two defenders. He gets chipped at the line of scrimmage. He’s the target of more attention now than he has ever had. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “If you’re not getting focused on, that means you haven’t earned it and you’re not making enough plays,” Wilson said. “I had to put that in perspective. It is...

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