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UCLA vs. Nebraska: How they match up for the Foster Farms Bowl

UCLA vs. Nebraska: How they match up for the Foster Farms Bowl

Times staff writer Zach Helfand examines the matchups as UCLA prepares to play Nebraska in the Foster Farms Bowl on Saturday at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif:

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Nebraska run game vs. UCLA defense

USC seemed to unlock UCLA's defense with a simple strategy: Run. A lot. USC ran 59 times, compared to passing 26 times, in its 40-21 win.

UCLA has struggled to stop the run all season (it ranks 88th) and now must contend with a shifty, mobile quarterback, Tommy Armstrong Jr., in addition to a talented running back, Terrell Newby Jr.

Newby has rushed for a pedestrian 743 yards this season but averaged 5.2 yards per carry,...

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