The next two weeks of the season are going to define the UCLA Bruins.
Road games at No. 13 Stanford and No. 2 Oregon will determine whether the Bruins are truly among the elite teams and deserving of their first top-10 ranking since 2005 and, dare I say, in the BCS Championship conversation.
Or, maybe it will show that they just aren't there quite yet; a team still on the verge.
"These games mean a lot," said quarterback Brett Hundley. "They really do. As far as team, and legacies and stuff like that, these are big-time games that everybody will look back on. We've just got to come ready."
Last season, the Cardinal bested the Bruins twice in back-to-back weeks. The second, most painful loss possibly of the season came in the pouring rain at Stanford Stadium when a trip to the Rose Bowl was on the line.
The team with so much promise and so many other big wins fell short.
It didn't sit well with the team and those emotions are starting to come to the surface as they get ready t...