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UCLA defense straddling fine line between yards and turnovers
UCLA defense straddling fine line between yards and turnovers

Statistically, UCLA’s defense should be in full-on crisis mode. The Bruins are currently giving up an average of 450 yards per game, which ranks 102nd in the nation. Teams like Georgia Southern, Purdue and South Alabama are giving up fewer yards per game. But UCLA also has four defensive touchdowns, while forcing a respectable seven turnovers. Through four games, the team is straddling a line between giving up too many yards and playing aggressively enough to force turnovers and score defensive touchdowns. Consider Arizona State backup quarterback Mike Bercovici, who threw for 488 yards and three touchdowns, but also turned the ball over three times. He had the Sun Devils in...

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