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UCLA wins a testy and weird Alamo Bowl, with off-field intrigue added

UCLA wins a testy and weird Alamo Bowl, with off-field intrigue added

UCLA's football season ended here Friday night in an explosion of joy, pride, emotion and confusion. Even some doubt. The Bruins beat Kansas State in the Alamo Bowl, 40-35, and there was so much else going on that it defied imagination and challenges description. This one was more soap opera than football. It was like a series of little volcanoes. The game was part Greco-Roman wrestling, part ultimate fighting and part Dr. Phil. The good part, for this highly talented team that was put, by some, on a national championship pedestal well before anybody had played a game, was that they finished on a high, posting their second straight 10-3 season. UCLA played like a national...

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