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

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Nov 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora looks to the scoreboard during the fourth quarter against the Washington Huskies at Husky Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

8. #24 Arizona 10 – #24 UCLA 66

November 3, 2012

Jim Mora’s 1st year

I do not know about you, but aside from a few key wins in his 1st season, this game is one of those that really made me like Jim Mora. Facing Arizona, a team that the Bruins have a ton of trouble with, Mora went into this game with a plan to destroy. UCLA did so as they sent the Wildcats home with their tail between their legs with as the Bruins won 66-10.

That was great, but what aided an already great win is the classiness of Mora. This was the game that Jonathan Franklin became the all-time leading UCLA rusher. To honor that, Mora stopped the game (informing both the referees and the Arizona staff before the game) and displayed a video on the Rose Bowl Stadium big screen with a message from former all-time leading rusher, Gaston Green honoring Franklin.

Very classy, Mora.