Here’s the game story from UCLA’s 66-10 trouncing of Arizona. With USC and Arizona State both losing on Saturday night, the Bruins claimed sole possession of the Pac-12 South lead.
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Here’s the game preview that ran online and in today’s paper. Probably won’t run a live chat here today; deadline will be tight with the 7:30 start to what should be a pass-happy game. Or I could put one here as a space for you to chat with each other, but with minimal contribution from the press box.
When UCLA visited Arizona last year, the result was a 42-7 halftime deficit and an embarrassing, bench-clearing brawl. After what was arguably the nadir of Rick Neuheisel’s stint, the Pac-12 suspended 10 combined players from the two teams. With the Wildcats visiting the Rose Bowl in three days, some were asked to reflect.
DE Cassius Marsh, suspended two games last year: “It’s been different. I made some mistakes last year. I was young. It’s a regret I have. I’m past it. I try to live my life being a bigger man and know that the reason I’m out there is to play football.”
Head coach Jim Mora: “They haven’t talked about it. I haven’t heard anyone even mention it. I think they learned their lesson. The conference was pretty direct in their punishment. I don’t think we have the type of team that would fall back into that.”
Transcript after the jump. Comment on Matt Scott’s concussion at 3:40. Continue reading