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UCLA, Arizona to meet in battle of offensive powerhouses
UCLA, Arizona to meet in battle of offensive powerhouses

A college football circus came to the New Orleans Superdome in 1997, when Mississippi took on Tulane. The offenses, orchestrated by coordinators Noel Mazzone and Rich Rodriguez, made for a wild, heart-in-throat day. Mississippi won, 41-24. "Yeah, that was a shootout back then," said Mazzone, who is now UCLA's offensive coordinator. "That would be like a defensive battle today." Mazzone and Rodriguez, older and wiser, cross paths again Saturday night at the Rose Bowl, when UCLA faces Arizona in a key Pac-12 Conference game. Rodriguez is Arizona's head coach, and a 41-24 halftime score is possible. UCLA, 6-2 overall, 3-2 in conference play, has a...

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