Bowl Report Card

RESULT: Illinois 20, UCLA 14
RECORD: 6-8
BOWL GPA: D

QUARTERBACKS
D
Terry Hawthorne’s critical quick-pick-six of Kevin Prince completely shifted momentum.

RUNNING BACKS
F
Against a ferocious front four, Bruins failed to find footing.

WIDE RECEIVERS
D
Early drops killed Prince’s rhythm and cost UCLA plenty of points.

OFFENSIVE LINE
F
Hard to be too critical when even the Dallas Cowboys might struggle against the Illinois D-line.

DEFENSIVE LINE
C
Gap control plagues Bruins up front as QB Nate Scheelhaase rushes for 100-plus.

LINEBACKERS
B
Question has to be asked: How good could Kendricks/Zumwalt have been with more time?

DEFENSIVE BACKS
B-
One blown coverage, but overall a good effort by thing DB corps.

SPECIAL TEAMS
C+
Jeff Locke once again the best, most important Bruins on gameday.

COACHING
D
Offense ill-prepared to handle Illinois; defense ill-prepared all year.

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  • Island Bruin

    Looking forward to next year’s report cards and some big improvement.

  • Donjuan

    Prince=F don’t be nice prince looked like crap

  • Donjuan

    Last time I checked it didn’t cost $60 to watch kids play. You want to be nice go watch pop warner everyone gets a trophy there.

  • Bruin Gold

    I was there.
    I paid for four club level tickets.

    It was a close game which UCLA was winning until Kevin Prince’s interception. That was the straw that broke the camel’s back. After than, it was downhill for UCLA.

    Despite his touchdown throw, and despite the receiver’s inability to catch his throws, Kevin did poorly. I want to see Hundley play at quarterback next year unless UCLA recruits an even better quarterback. Prince is bench material if at all. Perhaps he has had too many concussions. He was injured early in the game.

    The running backs and offensive line stunk up the whole game. Wow. 18 yeard total running offense. That totally stunks.

    The Dallas Cowboys would have no problems running through Illinois. You forget how big and quick NFL quality players are compared to the college players. They are the cream of the crop of the ones who go through college.

    The year is over. I look forward to Coach Mora’s teams.

  • Bob

    What was the point of this post besides piling-on to a very bad season. Focus on next season, recruiting, Mora’s philosophy and defensive schemes, future coordinators, Bret Hundleys future as starting QB as a red shirt freshmen.

    Comm-on Man.

  • FIGHTONtoVICTORY

    6-8, now officially the worst team to have played in a bowl in the history of college football. 6-8, it sure feels great!

  • Larry

    No doubt… football and basketball have been HUGE disappointments lately. Ugh.

  • BruinRogue

    But the Cowboys offensive line sucks though. They have more flags than the UN.

  • JJ

    I hope a similar report card is better come PAC 12 Basketball tourney time. My fear is it will.