Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
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. "You can&#...

UCLA continues efforts to honor WR Nick Pasquale

UCLA will continue its efforts to honor receiver Nick Pasquale and help his family this week. Pasquale died last week when struck by a car. His jersey No. 36 will be on the Rose Bowl turf the remainder of the season. There will be 20,000 Pasquale towels handed out Saturday when the Bruins play New Mexico State and T-shirts will be for sale. The shirts were donated by Adidas and...

No. 13 UCLA has Pasquale in mind moving forward

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer The UCLA Bruins have emerged from an emotional week after receiver Nick Pasquale's death, and they're determined to make the remaining weeks of their season count. Just one day after the 13th-ranked Bruins scored 38 straight points in a remarkable win at Nebraska, they all attended a memorial...

Bruins honor Pasquale at memorial service

UCLA players joined more than 1,000 friends and family members at a memorial service for receiver Nick Pasquale on Sunday. The overflow crowd at the San Clemente Presbyterian Church cried and laughed in remembering Pasquale, a UCLA receiver who died after being struck by a car a week before. "It was a great tribute to him," said Coach Jim Mora. "There was a lot of...
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