UCLA Looks Like a Handful
The first night of college football featured a number of games. The one that had to make the biggest impression on Husker fans though, was UCLA's blowout of Rice.
In particular, dual-threat quarterback Brett Hundley of UCLA started the game with a 72-yard touchdown run. He also completed 21 of 28 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Behind him, running back Johnathan rushed for 214 yards and three scores. The concerns of having to defend another running quarterback threat were definitely present for any NU fan watching the game. But aside from the initial big play, Hundley got nothing done in the few other rushing attempts that he had. Defensively, it was definitely a tale of two halves for the Bruins. They gave up 24 points in the first half and none in the second. That gives some indication that the halftime adjustments made by the coaching staff were effective. That could indicate that the halftime score, as has so often been the case for Nebraska in the past decade, will be predictive of the final score. We'll learn more tonight when Michigan State takes the field and a bunch more when the Huskers actually play the opener. But already, it appears that UCLA is a team to be taken seriously.