UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone talked about the Bruins’ performance in a 40-35 win over Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl. The team outgained the Wildcats’ 467 yards to 369, but scored just nine points in the second half after opening the game with a 17-0 run.
The biggest worry for UCLA this Friday is Stanford’s defense — by far the toughest on the Bruins’ schedule. The Cardinal have no obvious holes on that side of the ball, ranking third nationally in opponent yards per pass attempt (5.4) and 15th in yards per carry (3.18).
Asked what in particular is challenging about the Stanford defense, UCLA offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone quipped: “What isn’t challenging about the Stanford defense?”