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Good morning, Bruins!

I remember struggling to get up my 9 to get the Rose Bowl for a noon game back in the day, but getting up for a 9a kickoff seems crazy. Maybe it's a mercy that no fans are there. Ahh, 2020.

I have my pregame drink (cappuccino) and meal (a fried egg and avocado with salsa) and I'm ready to go. Go Bruins!!

U!

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Well, there's our 3rd and long right off the bat

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There's turnover #1!

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3 and out and a blocked punt on our 15. Great.

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Hold em to a field goal attempt.

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7 of 15 possessions last game ended because of bad QB play. First drive, and DTR is now 1-1. What an awful throw to a wide open receiver for an otherwise easy first down.

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It’s so weird hearing the crowd but no one’s there.

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Whoa, Cal going for it on 4th from the 3?

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He was down.

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Yeah, you're exactly right. Good eyes.

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SACK!

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Really good effort by the D to hold them to 3.

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Happy birthday to orlandobruin! Where are you, Stephen? It's past noon in your time zone! lol

And again, huge props to everyone at TMB for getting a whole week's worth of previews and pregame guesses rewritten in a day for a team we didn't even have scheduled this year. You guys rule!

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Dammit! TOS killing us early again...

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Dang, double coverage. Not a good decision.

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Lame throw by DTR for a pick. He’s now 2 for 2 in ending drives. Geez.

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It's like Groundhog Day. Groundhog Drive.

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This is already looking a lot like last week. Not good.

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There's the birthday boy! The good news is the Bruins are doling out gifts all over the place so far today.

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Happy Birthday, Steve!

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Turnover #2

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Can already tell Brown is going to wear us down and then put up some huge carries

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Good D? Or lucky...we did force the throw so that’s good.

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More lucky I think. That was a pretty easy conversion they blew.

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It was a quick slant with no pressure on QB. Just a bad pass by Garbers. Not sure why we give receiver 10 yards of cushion on 3rd and 5. More Groundhog Day.

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Because Azzinaro.

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Well, at least no points off the second turnover, but hey! Give DTR a few more drives!

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Great catch but he could still be running if the throw were on the money. Of course the penalty would have negated it either way

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My Lord! Another awful pass to open receiver, but called back due to penalty. DTR’s accuracy is so bad!

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We need to pass on first down.

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Oh crap. The crawler says Tommy Lasorda is ill and in ICU. Anyone know about this? Geez. Please get well, Tommy.

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LAT doesn't give many details. TMZ says he was hospitalized a week ago and has gotten worse, now on a vent, but not covid related.

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Nice run! I think the early start is affecting Cal worse than us.

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4th and goal from the 2. Hell, just go for it.

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Crap. Go for it. Might as well.

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Yeah, get DTR on the edge with options

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TOUCHDOWN, UCLA!

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Kind of a meh play call but nice decision by DTR. He doesn't look very happy coming off the field though. Weird.

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Best drive of the season there. Liked all of the play calling except for one.

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Agreed. They kept things pretty simple there, and I think going tempo was a good idea.

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Nice TD drive. Nice decision making and running by DTR. Also, Notice we only threw two passes downfield all drive - Chip finally taking advantage of DTRs strengths and avoiding his weaknesses?

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7-3 Bruins at the end of the 1st qtr. Except for the 2 TOs, pretty solid effort.

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3 and out!

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DTR so much better running the ball first and making the short quick passes in rhythm..

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Passes out to the flats and swing passes have been acceptable.

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DTR needs to remember how to slide, and not hurdle players -_-

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Nice 3rd down conversion. Drop, find Golcich and deliver. Well done.

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Oof. Good hands b DTR on that early snap. Could have easily been TO #3.

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TD!!!

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TOUCHDOWN, UCLA!

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What a straight arm by Njoku!! Touchdown Bruins!!!

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Nice downfield pass by DTR for the first.

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Garbers is making some funny throws.

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Meaning some nice ones and some puzzling ones.

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Gah. INT negated by an offside penalty.

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Bruins look much better in this game, especially because Cal is a VERY good team. They look more focused. I'm waiting for the second half performance to make a sound opinion but so far, I like the effort.

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Terrible angle by #20 on Garbers' TD.

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Great minds, right? lol

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Dang. Maybe Garbers is faster than expected, otherwise those were some bad angles and arm tackles on that scramble.

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Bad angle.

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Just way too many missed tackles on that Cal TD drive.

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TOUCHDOWN, UCLA!

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WE sure have had some good TEs the last few years.

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