RESULT: Illinois 20, UCLA 14
BOWL GPA: D
Terry Hawthorne’s critical quick-pick-six of Kevin Prince completely shifted momentum.
Against a ferocious front four, Bruins failed to find footing.
Early drops killed Prince’s rhythm and cost UCLA plenty of points.
Hard to be too critical when even the Dallas Cowboys might struggle against the Illinois D-line.
Gap control plagues Bruins up front as QB Nate Scheelhaase rushes for 100-plus.
Question has to be asked: How good could Kendricks/Zumwalt have been with more time?
One blown coverage, but overall a good effort by thing DB corps.
Jeff Locke once again the best, most important Bruins on gameday.
Offense ill-prepared to handle Illinois; defense ill-prepared all year.