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Wolf: Pac-12 showing its small crowd sizes, lack of atmosphere

If the Pac-12 really wants to consider itself a major football conference, it needs to start providing something beyond a minor conference atmosphere. Too many stadiums throughout the conference are waltzing stadiums, where a good team faces lit...

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    LOS ANGELES >> Everywhere Caleb Wilson goes on the field, he’s covered. The tight end gets shadowed by two defenders. He gets chipped at the line of scrimmage. He’s the target of more attention now than he has ever had. He wouldn’t have it any other way. “If you’re not getting focused on, that means you haven’t earned it and you’re not making enough plays,” Wilson said. “I had to put that in perspective. It is...

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    LOS ANGELES >> At the first mention of the word “history,” Jim Mora knows where this question is going. Does his history with Stanford — six straight losses — have any impact on Saturday’s game against the Cardinal? In a rare instance, the head coach doesn’t recoil from such a question. Yes, he admits, the history does matter. But only to him. “I don’t want that to be transferred to the players. That...

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    LOS ANGELES >> It’s been two days and the images of Memphis players slicing up UCLA’s defense are still vivid in Coach Jim Mora’s mind. He recounts the plays in detail: the two missed tackles that led to an 80-yard run, the pick on Lokeni Toailoa that led to a 47-yard touchdown on a short screen, the defensive bust that led to a 42-yard touchdown on another screen. He and the coaching staff obsessed over the film since leaving Memphis on Saturday night.

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    MEMPHIS >> It took one snap for Darrell Henderson to set the tone for the Memphis offense last Saturday. One play, 80 yards, a slew of UCLA defenders grasping at air as the Memphis running back streaked down the field at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Memphis’ first play from scrimmage of its 48-45 win over UCLA. The UCLA defense gave up a season-high 560 yards in the loss, the most for the team since 2014. Big plays shattered coordinator Tom Bradley’s...

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    No. 25 UCLA comes up short in Memphis barnburner

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    Live updates from the UCLA football game at Memphis, 9 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 (ABC) Trouble viewing on mobile? See full stream.

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