UCLA Football: The 10 Best Games of the Jim Mora Era

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9. #16 Nebraska 30 – UCLA 36

Rose Bowl, September 8, 2012

Jim Mora’s 1st year

Who knew that UCLA was going to be this tough of a team this early in Mora’s first season? The Bruins welcomed the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the Rose Bowl for the first game of their home-and-home. The new identity of UCLA football was yet to be determined, but this game helped shape what that would be.

In a stunner, in front of a national audience, UCLA did the impossible and defeated the ranked Cornhuskers with a fantastic effort from Brett Hundely who threw for 305 yards and 4 touchdowns. It was an eye-opener for Bruin fans and college football critics alike. Mora was for real with UCLA.