Stun­ning up­set of Longhorns huge for Bru­ins, and Neuheisel

Los Angeles Times - - Sports - Chris Fos­ter re­port­ing from austin, texas

This wasn’t 66-3, but it will do in West­wood.

UCLA went to Austin for a game it could not win. Texas, ranked sev­enth, was too good. The Bru­ins needed to just get out of the game in one piece.

Then a stunned crowd of 101,437 watched Satur­day as those pre­con­cep­tions turned into mis­con­cep­tions. The Bru­ins stomped all over Me­mo­rial Sta­dium, and ran over the Longhorns, be­fore strut­ting off with a 34-12 vic­tory that was an echo from their past.

UCLA’s 66-3 vic­tory over 11th-ranked Texas in 1997 al­tered the Longhorns’ fu­ture, as it led to coach John Mack­ovic’s fir­ing and the hir­ing of Mack Brown. And this one? “I hope we look back on this and say this was our turn­ing point,” UCLA Coach

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.