Saturday wasn’t a good day for fans of ranked and/or favored teams.
Joining the likes of No. 8 Arkansas and No. 13 Wisconsin, 16th-ranked Nebraska fell on the road to UCLA, 36-30. Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley continued to impress by throwing for 305 yards and four touchdowns in the victory. Running back Johnathan Franklin added 217 yards on the ground in a game that featured roughly 1,000 yards of offense (653 of which came from UCLA).
Whip out those black shirts!
While the lack of defense by Nebraska was very… not Nebraska-like, it’s also worth pointing out that UCLA is 2-0 and what the what? Suddenly, there’s some excitement around UCLA football again. Hundley and Franklin look like the real deal and the Bruins offense has now averaged 42.5 points in the first two games of the season.
Who knows how long Jim Mora can keep this weird thing called winning going, but it’s fun watching UCLA actually, you know, have some success.