UCLA coach Jim Mora says while bowl games are enjoyable it is always tough to say good-bye to the seniors on the squad. The Bruins play Nebraska on Saturday in the Foster Farms Bowl and it will be the final game for the Bruin seniors who have led the program to four straight bowl games and an average of more than nine wins per season.
Mora says this senior group is special to him because they were part of his first recruiting class at UCLA.
“If we can go out and take care of business on Saturday and somehow find a way to get a win they will have won more games over four years than any group in UCLA history so that would be quite an accomplishment for them”, said Mora. “I think they have set the foundation for a lot of great things to come and I appreciate them greatly.”
UCLA will be in search of a third straight win in a bowl game. The Bruins beat Kansas State 40-35 last season in the Alamo Bowl and in 2013 posted a 42-12 win over Virginia Tech in the Sun Bowl.