Head coach Jim Mora and his UCLA Bruins pulled off a big win this past Saturday, overcoming an early 21-3 deficit to beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers to the tune of 41-21. A comeback win on national television against a traditional powerhouse program could be described as a lot of things — perhaps as “epic” or “remarkable” or “feud-starting” — but one descriptor Mora doesn’t want to hear is “statement.”
Mora explained his dislike of “statement games” on Sunday:
I don’t like the those things, ‘statement’ games. I think when you start using statement games, sometimes it’s followed up by disappointment. It only matters if we keep backing it up (Los Angeles Daily News).
Whatever you want to call it, the win was an important one for UCLA. The Bruins now sit at thirteenth in the latest AP Top 25 poll and fifteenth in the latest USA Today poll. UCLA will take on 0-3 New Mexico State next before opening Pac-12 play with a Thursday night game against Utah.
[Source: Los Angeles Daily News]