Bruins have too much talent
UCLA will look to notch a convincing victory over Wyoming, and generate some momentum for 2005.
- For coach Joe Glenn's Cowboys, this game represents a sense of accomplishment. In just two seasons as head coach, Glenn has taken a program that was 2-10 in 2002 to its first bowl appearance since 1993. An invitation to the Las Vegas Bowl isn't nearly as gratifying for the Bruins, but Karl Dorrell's club has an opportunity to use this game as a building block for what promises to be a much more successful 2005 season.
When: Dec. 23, 9:45 ET (ESPN)
Where: Las Vegas, Nev.
All four of the Bruins' losses came to respectable teams this season, including a near-upset over No. 1 USC in the season-finale. A strong bowl showing could generate much-needed enthusiasm in Westwood for Dorrell's third season in charge.
UCLA will rely on the one-two punch of RBs Maurice Drew and Manuel White to pound away at an undersized Cowboys' defense that surrenders 184 yards per game on the ground. Wyoming will counter with QB Casey Bramlet, triggering a spread offense that features a deep stable of talented receivers, including standout Jovon Bouknight. Neither team ranks in the top-70 in the nation in total defense, so points should come in bunches.
To continue reading this article you must be an Insider
We see that you are not an ESPN Insider. Upgrade today and gain access to our exclusive coverage.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- Stanford's Shaw opposed to early signing day
- Nebraska, Pelini agree to one-year extension
- NCAA considering football early signing period
- Former Vols coach Majors in stable condition
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
- adidas Women's UCLA Bruins Grey Tri-Blend Football T-Shirt
- NCAAF Home
- CFB Nation
- Awards Tracker
- BCS Standings
- Bowl Projections
- Pick Center
- Power Rankings
- Revenue and Expenses
- Weekly Leaders
- FCS Insider