In a highly anticipated match-up, the UCLA Bruins are gearing up to face the North Carolina Central Eagles for their third game of the season at the iconic Rose Bowl. The Bruins, boasting heavy favorites status, are primed and ready to exhibit their prowess in all facets of the game, drawing inspiration from their recent Week 2 triumph over the San Diego State Aztecs.
In their previous outing, the Bruins showcased a dominating performance, marking their season’s pinnacle with a resounding victory over a formidable Mountain West team, a squad that had maintained a solid reputation for several years. Notably, it was also a chance for redemption as they had suffered a defeat at the hands of the same team four years ago. The collective effort of the Bruins on that day was commendable, and head coach Chip Kelly was quick to address the media post-game.
When queried about whether he found the game “easy,” Coach Kelly dismissed any notions of an effortless victory. He emphasized that the Bruins made it appear easy, particularly during the second and third quarters, where they orchestrated an impressive 28-point spree, while staunchly defending against the San Diego State Aztecs, allowing a mere three points during those critical middle quarters.
“I didn’t think it was easy. Check my heart rate. I didn’t think it was easy. People think that maybe from the outside, but they were close. I thought that Alex Johnson was huge for us, coming up two really big plays for us but until about three minutes to go in the game, I was feeling good until that time.”
As the Bruins prepare for their upcoming clash against the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference’s North Carolina Central Eagles, they aim to replicate their recent success, or even surpass it, according to Kelly’s standards.
This game holds significant importance for the Bruins as it marks the culmination of their non-conference matches for the season. It’s an opportunity for them to fine-tune their strategies and build momentum before they embark on the challenging conference matchups ahead.
Stay tuned for more updates as the UCLA Bruins gear up to face the North Carolina Central Eagles at the Rose Bowl, aiming to maintain their winning streak and dominance on the field.