After overcoming plenty of adversity to remain undefeated, UCLA shouldn't have any issues staying that way in its final tuneup before beginning Pac-12 play.
Back at home with heavy hearts, the 13th-ranked Bruins look to avoid a letdown Saturday night against visiting New Mexico State.
Six days after receiver Nick Pasquale was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in his hometown, UCLA (2-0) got off to a slow start before rallying from an 18-point deficit in Saturday's 41-21 win at No. 23 Nebraska.
The Bruins, who wore No. 36 patches in memory of their teammate, erupted for 38 straight points to pull off the biggest comeback by a visitor in the 90-year history of Memorial Stadium and the biggest in Lincoln since 1920. It was UCLA's biggest rally since storming back from 22 points down to beat Northwestern in the 2005 Sun Bowl.
The next day, however, coaches and teammates visited San Clemente, Calif., for Pasquale's memorial service.