Posted September 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
(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 service for Pasquale in his Orange County hometown last weekend. UCLA (2-0) is now focused on seizing its opportunity for a remarkable season, starting Saturday against New Mexico State. Bruins coach Jim Mora wants his players to work on simple tasks while preparing for a team that hasn't had a winning season in 11 years. UCLA's schedule gets tougher in October, and Mora seems room for improvement. But the Bruins will keep Pasquale in their thoughts all season, quarterback Brett Hundley says.

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...

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UCLA freshman safety Tahaan Goodman is learning the lesson that all freshmen not named Johnny Manziel typically learn when they hit the college level: He's not the best player on the field anymore. Goodman, an prep All-American out of Rancho Cucamonga High, was used to being one of the fastest, most physical and most skilled players each time he took the field. But that was...

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...

Bruins look to avoid 'hangover' vs. lowly NM State

This week's test might be the complete opposite scenario from the one UCLA faced last week. After a dominating 41-21 victory on the road against Nebraska, the Bruins moved up to No. 13 in the polls, the highest ranking since November of 2007. But instead of facing a historical powerhouse in front of front of nearly 100,000 people, UCLA (2-0) will face a team that has not made...

VIDEO: Mora Press Conference

Jim Mora broke down what happened on the fake punt for UCLA, how he feels about having just three penalties against Nebraska, and the play of the freshmen...

New Mexico St.-UCLA Preview

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...
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