Just look at the picture of Ekbatani – the former UCLA player who wen through a partial leg amputation in July – and all you see is smile and happiness radiating from him. Inspiration is an understatement.
Here’s a piece I wrote on Birmingham High sophomore Samson Young, a 6-6, 315-pound offensive lineman who just started playing football. Think Blind Side 2.
his signature win. Read about how he didn’t need a honeymoon period after the win over Nebraska..
Brett Hundley and UCLA were on fire offensively, and after staking a 19-0 lead and allowing 17 consecutive points, the Bruins rallied. They scored 14 points in the fourth quarter and held Rice scoreless in the second half. There was some ugly stuff – see the special teams unit – but a win is a win and Jim Mora will take it.
The UCLA defense is looking suspect, but Damien Holmes returned a 43-yard fumble 43 yards to give UCLA a 35-24 halftime lead. Brett Hundley has looked poised and comfortable back there, but he threw his first career interception in the second quarter after telegraphing the pass the whole way. Overall, UCLA should be happy with an 11-point lead …