The Bruins hit town to play Kansas State in the
Coach Jim Mora was asked about the loss that cost the Bruins a spot in the
"I think they have [gotten over the loss]," Mora said about the Bruins. "But you never want it to go away. I think we can draw from it."
More importantly, Mora said, the Bruins "need to focus on getting ready to play Friday night against a very good Kansas State team."
The Stanford question was not going to go away so easily. Quarterback Brett Hundley was asked about the loss.
"We want to be able to get out there one more time after that loss, but at the same time we want to be able to get over it and move on," Hundley said.
First, though, linebacker Eric Kendricks' opinion on the Cardinal loss had to be solicited.
"I don't know if we'll ever get over it, but I think we're ready to play this next game and we're very excited and we couldn't be more happy to be here," Kendricks said.
UCLA coaches and players were scheduled to attend the San Antonio Spurs' game Sunday night. It will be a chance to get an up-close look at former UCLA guard
"Kyle's my buddy," Kendricks said. "I'm excited that he has been playing so well."
Anderson, a first round draft pick last spring, is averaging 3.1 points per game.
"It should be fun to watch Kyle play," Hundley said.
Kendricks said corralling Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters would be a chore.
"You never count him out of a play," Kendricks said. "You have to always account for him running the ball even when it is a pass play. You can't just relax ever in a play because plays will be extended and he scrambles in the pocket."
Waters has 3,163 yards passing and 471 yards rushing this season. He has thrown for 20 touchdowns and run for eight.
Kendricks has 471 tackles, a UCLA all-time record. Getting them requires a delicate balance.
"I try to read [the offense] as fast as possible," Kendricks said. "My problem is when I watch too much film, or try to read too much into what is happening. I recognize the formation and try to guess what play will happen. Teams have wrinkles off those plays. I have to have an idea of what is going on, but use my instincts and reactions to do the right thing versus trying to guess."
UCLA has won nine consecutive games away from the
"Apparently, they keep their focus between the white lines on the road," Kansas State Coach Bill Snyder said.