Junior safety Rahim Moore has a hunch. If UCLA's defense is unable to contain Kansas State running back Daniel Thomas early, the Bruins will be down big.
Like, 59-0 big, according to Moore.
"We have to play disciplined football," he said. "We have to outhit them and just be physical, man. Play fast, do what we do here at UCLA. We're known for having defense, so we've got to go out there and hit them in the mouth. It's not going to be easy because they're thinking the same thing.
"May the best man win."
Thomas was held to 54 yards in 15 carries last year at the Rose Bowl. He went on to earn the Big 12 Newcomer of the Year award behind a 1,265-yard season.
Linebacker Akeem Ayers and coach Rick Neuheisel also shared their thoughts regarding Saturday's challenge. What the video below: