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UCLA leads WSU 20-14 at the half


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We have a quick halftime post on the link, so read on.
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• If I were a UCLA fan, I would be asking why the Bruins are throwing the ball so much – 18 times in the first half with backup Richard Brehaut at quarterback. The 29 times UCLA has run the ball, it's averaged 7.7 yards an attempt. Johnathan Franklin is just as good himself, with 109 yards on 15 attempts including a touchdown. The only time the Bruins seem to stall is when they throw a pass on either first or second down. ... The total offense numbers are lopsided, with UCLA already over 300 yards (319) and WSU at 177. ... As I said on my Twitter feed, the time of possession is actually important today what with the heat and humidity. Right now UCLA is dominating there as well with an almost 9-minute edge. ... The WSU offensive line is holding its own – and more – against the UCLA front. Quarterback Jeff Tuel is getting OK time – by the way, the backs are doing a great job of picking up Akeem Ayers – and is finding open receivers. Actually, if one of the missed pass interference calls had been called, this could be an even closer game. ... Tuel is 10 of 18 for 127 yards and touchdowns to Daniel Blackledge and Jeffrey Solomon.

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• That's all for now. We'll be back later with our game story and other items. Until then ...




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