September 30, 2006

UCLA looks get back on track against Stanford

The UCLA Bruins will host a hungry, no let's say starving 0-4 Stanford Cardinal team this evening at the friendly confines of the Rose Bowl. The Cardinal defense could be just the medicine that the ailing Bruin offense needs to get back on track.

The Cardinal ranks as the nation's 119th ranked defense out of 119 D-I teams. Ni four games, the Cardinal D averages 312 rushing yards per contest. The last group that gave up that much ground was the French Army to the Germans in 1940.

To make matters worse this Stanford defense also gives up 164 yards through the air. That means the Stanford D gives up a total of 476.25 yards per game.

If defensive ineptitude isn't enough the Cardinal lost two of their best offensive playmakers in wide receivers senior Mark Bradford and senior two-sport athlete Evan Moore to injuries.

The offense is led by a talented fifth year senior quarterback Trent Edwards. Though Edwards has been handicapped without the services of his two playmaking wide receivers, he has still put up decent numbers.

In four games Edwards has hit on 62.5 percent of his passes while completing 75 passes out of 120 attempts for 842 yards and six touchdowns.

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