Saturday, September 25, 2010
Halftime: UCLA 13, Texas 3
By Ted Miller
UCLA should probably be happy just to lead No. 7 Texas 13-3 at the half, but, golly, the Bruins have blown a couple of opportunities handed to them because of sloppy play from Texas.
Due to two turnovers -- a forced fumble and an interception, both from Bruins linebacker Akeem Ayers -- they got a first-and-10 on the Longhorns 20 and a first-and-10 on the Longhorns 23 (after driving 13 yards).
Neither possession yielded points. One ended in a missed field goal. The other in a fumble from quarterback Kevin Prince.
And in a game in which both defenses have dominated, every point matters.
The teams have combined for just 176 yards -- 75 from UCLA, which also has just 5 yards passing. They are a combined 2 of 11 on third down.
And let's pause for a moment and pay our respects to Ayers, who has been the best player on the field. He's got an interception, sack and forced a fumble.
He's just a freak.