LOS ANGELES - The crowd noise blasted over the loudspeakers at Spaulding Field on Saturday afternoon.
As the noise of the speakers dimmed, noise from the real crowd sang out.
"Manfro! Manfro!" came from the UCLA fans in attendance sitting just beyond the west endzone.
Manfro. As in UCLA redshirt freshman running back Steven Manfro.
"He's had a lot of buzz this spring," said UCLA quarterback Richard Brehaut.
Manfro added to that buzz on Saturday. As the Bruins took to their first scrimmage of the spring, the emphasis was on tempo. For the first couple of possessions, at least, no one's tempo matched that of Manfro.
The first drive of the scrimmage, engineered by Kevin Prince, lasted just two plays and was capped off by a Manfro 52-yard touchdown reception, unofficially.
On the next drive, with Brehaut at the controls, Manfro capped the seven-play drive with a touchdown on an eight-yard swing pass, unofficially.
"It was good," Manfro said. "I just tried to get out here...