Though the start was far from promising, the UCLA Bruins managed to blow their game against Nevada wide open in the second half, demolishing the Wolf Pack, 58-20.
The Bruins struggled to score early on despite sustaining long drives, and by the end of the first half, UCLA mustered up just 17 points. Defensively, the Bruins followed head coach Jim Mora’s mindset of limiting points and not yards, which resulted in a single touchdown. However, Nevada’s Cody Fajardo tore up the Bruin defense for much of the first half, a troubling sign heading into halftime.
And then the Bruins scored on their first drive out of the half. Then they forced a three-and-out and blocked the punt for a touchdown. And from there, it was easy sailing.
The Bruins put up one of their best offensive performances to date, accumulating over 600 yards of total offense to go along with nearly 60 points. Brett Hundley and Jordon James proved the stars in this contest, while the offensive line improved by leaps and bounds.
We’ll have more in-depth analysis on the game later, but for now, enjoy the dominant win, Bruins fans. It looks like the Jim Mora era is alive and well.