Did UCLA Take a Pass on Oregon?

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It's football suicide if UCLA wins this game, sending the Bruins to Eugene to play Oregon for the Pac-12 Conference championship game, so I know Jim Mora's team had to lose to Stanford.

He spent 25 years in the NFL, so he knows how to assemble a game plan to make it appear as if his team is going all out when the goal is really to show the other team nothing.



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