Friday, September 12, 2008

Do the Bruins have another miracle in them?

Actually, it might not take another miracle. Brigham Young came within an eyelash -- and a terrible call against the Washington quarterback for "celebrating"-- of losing to lowly Washington last week, and its offense isn't flashy. However, it is efficient and it now has the longest winning streak in Division I football (12) and is a 9-point favorite over UCLA tomorrow at 12:30 PDT. Also, the game is being played at BYU, where the home team usually has an advantage. Tailback Kahlil Bell is out with injury, as are several other starters.

On the other hand substitute QB starter Kevin Craft had a terrific second half in the upset win against Tennessee. The offensive line probably still needs work, especially at run-blocking, but it did OK at pass-blocking. And although he'll deny it, UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow has an incentive to win. He was offensive coordinator at BYU, developing numerous quarterbacks (McMahon, Detmer) but got passed over when the head coaching job came open.

Guacamole and beer are already in the fridge.

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