The Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA vs #4 Michigan 4/21 9:30 PST

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  1. jfosh

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    The Rose Bowl: #5 UCLA vs #4 Michigan 4/21 9:30 PST

    9:30 PST www.justin.tv/jfosh
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    This is sure to be a good one. The coaches are very familar with each other. They battled in the Pac-10 while Bruce was at Oregon. The coaches renewed that rivalry last year with UCLA making a trip to Ann Arbor. Michigan disposed of UCLA in that game last year. That lead to a perfect season and National Championship.



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  2. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    Obviously, Lee and Kirk don't have very long memories... lol

    Good luck to both of you though. I'll be watching.
     
  3. jms493

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    jeez look at those stats......57 points per game.......my god!

    #1 Rush Offense and #1 Rush Defense

    Look at those Pass Defense Ranks.......lol.


    PASS, PASS, PASS, run, PASS, PASS, PASS, run

    I am going to have to TIVO this...dont tell me who wins!!
     
  4. BRUCE80

    BRUCE80 Let the dirt just shower over you..

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    Look at this.....


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  5. jms493

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    I am on your side Bruce......i root for all Big Ten Teams!!!!!!!!
     
  6. Hellisan

    Hellisan Schemin 'em up

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    I will be donating the story for this game.....
     
  7. Hellisan

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    In a defensive struggle, #4 Michigan held off #5 UCLA by the final score of 27-13.

    Senior halfback Joey Hackett lent further support to those saying he should have won the Heisman this year by rushing for 189 yards on 30 carries, and scoring two touchdowns. His 51-yard touchdown run up the middle early in the fourth quarter cemented Michigan's lead and demoralized UCLA.

    On defense, Jacob Henderson was in the face of UCLA QB Michael Roberts on multiple occasions, and came away with two huge sacks. It was the all-around team effort, combined with no turnovers, that won the game for the Wolverines.

    Michigan started off on a positive note, taking the ball on the first possession of the game and going down the field on an 8-play, 62-yard drive capped off by a nice touchdown pass by Bobby Horn. Michigan fumbled at the 15-yard line but recovered, setting up their 7-0 lead.

    Emmanuel Nicholas broke a long run to start UCLA's drive, but the drive stalled on an option play that was stuffed, and UCLA had to punt.

    Michigan again threatened to score, but were stopped in the backfield on third and short and forced to kick a field goal for a 10-0 lead.

    After a personal foul on Michigan gave them good field position, UCLA went deep on a third and long play. Roberts had a guy wide open but missed by 15 yards, and UCLA had to punt again.

    After UCLA forced a punt, Nicholas broke off an impressive 85-yard touchdown run, twice cutting it to the outside of confused defenders, cutting the lead to 10-7 Michigan.

    Michigan went right back to the ground, running the ground-and-pound style against UCLA to perfection as Hackett continued to bust runs. He finished the drive off with a 12-yard touchdown run to extend the Michigan lead to 17-7.

    UCLA had just over a minute to put together a scoring drive, but were forced to punt before the half. After the intermission, they came back onto the field and again were forced into a three and out as the Michigan defense kept tightening the screws.

    The Bruin defense stepped up and gave them a chance to win in that third quarter. They got the ball back and kicked a field goal. Then, on the subsequent possession they forced Michigan into a 3rd and 26 situation after two consecutive 8-yard losses on sacks.

    UCLA moved into the red zone and had a good chance to score a touchdown. On third and short, Nicholas had a wall of defenders but busted it outside into the waiting arms of the free safety for a loss, and the Bruins had to kick a field goall, 17-13.

    It looked like the Bruin defense was going to continue their second half domination until Hackett busted a 51-yard touchdown run right up the gut. Faster than you could blink the game went from being even odds to a real tough proposition for UCLA. Especially with a quarterback that wasn't throwing the ball real well on the day.

    UCLA laid an egg on their next possession, twice getting sacked for 8-yard losses just as Michigan had a couple of possessions earlier. That defensive stand by Michigan sealed the win, as they got a field goal to make it 27-13 on the next possession. The Michigan coaching staff continued to hand the ball to their bull, Hackett. Sticking with the run and playing good D gave Rusty a nice win in this one.

    UCLA, for their part, can't wait for next year to come. A retooled offense and defense await their foes next season.
     
  8. jfosh

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    Nice win for ya Bruce. Like 23 out 24 gl next season.

    UCLA may have sealed their fate even before this game was scheduled to happen. In pre-season UCLA made the choice to bring in a new Offensive and Defensive cordinator. To much change and not enough of the right parts lead to the toughest season for coach JFOSH.

    Offensively they were extremly limited. They lacked any threat through the air even with a roster full of talented WR's. A combination of a limited playbook and an even more limited QB. This let teams focus on the run game exclusively. The Bruins saw people stack the box and spread defenders from side line to sideline. Basicly opposing teams showed no interest in protecting against the pass.

    Defensively they just couldn't stop anybody from running inside. With speed all over the field opposing teams found succsess right in the heart of that D running it up the gut.

    UCF (the cpu) might have figured it out first droping 180 yards on the Bruins. Purdue figured it out next pounding the Bruins interior. Oregon holstered their guns and ran up the gut. Some teams just got impatient and the Bruins found ways to win in those games. But Michigan dusted off the old game plan and performed it to a tee in the second half.

    There is no lack of talent at UCLA, next years group will be the best Bruins to take the field with a defense likely being rated 99. But that alone does not guarantee you anything look at USC and Ohio St. this year they were 99's on D. Offense will hold the key to the Bruins success in 2015. I dont think you will win many games scoring 13 points let alone in the Rose Bowl. Im glad to put 2014 and the Air Force experiment behind us. NOW LETS ADVANCE!!!
     
  9. NYJuggalo45

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    congrats brucey. now helli, on you to make the big 10 a perfect 4-0 in bowls...although me and jms got to beat up on some crap cpu teams
     

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