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UCLA defense picks and clicks in season-opening 28-20 win at Virginia
UCLA defense picks and clicks in season-opening 28-20 win at Virginia

UCLA safety Randall Goforth would have looked a bit crazy had he made such a statement before Saturday. "We want to compete with the offense, try to score more than them," Goforth said. Luckily for the Bruins, their defense did. UCLA was the darling of the preseason. Pundits fawned over quarterback Brett Hundley. Those perceptions will take a small hit after a laborious 28-20 victory over Virginia. What sent the seventh-ranked Bruins from Scott Stadium smiling was their up-tempo defense. UCLA scored three touchdowns on turnovers to build a 21-3 lead. So the talk postgame was about growing pains rather than a mass rush for the panic button. "When I was standing by...

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