They said it: UCLA

2013-09-14T17:16:00Z 2013-09-14T20:13:05Z They said it: UCLABy RYLY JANE HAMBLETON / Lincoln Journal Star

UCLA coach Jim Mora: "I want to start by saying a very heartfelt thanks to the athletic director here, Shawn Eichorst, head coach Bo Pelini, to the Husker nation, their fans, their students, their players for the compassion they showed us this week. It was an incredible gesture and it shows the kind of class they have. The fact they would put the No. 36 decal on their helmets, that they would have a moment of silence, that their student section would cheer us when we took the field and encourage us on, you just don't find that many places."

"We picked up the tempo, we made blocks, we caught the ball, we made the plays, we threw it accurately. We didn't call any different plays, didn't call new plays. Everyone makes too much about halftime adjustment. It's an old saying, 'It's Jimmies and Joes, not X's and O's.' Our guys got their mindset headed in the right direction."

"Taylor really hurt us last year running. Two weeks ago we struggled against the run against Nevada as well. We needed to make him make throws on us. He certainly can throw the ball. We felt he's most dangerous when he's out creating. Yes, stopping the run, but most important, stopping Taylor Martinez from running the football. And, overall, I thought we did a good job of that."

Keenan Graham, UCLA defensive tackle: "(Taylor) Martinez is a great player and when he gets out of the pocket, he's very dangerous. We wanted to make it a point to contain him."

Anthony Barr, UCLA LB who finished with 11 tackles and three forced fumbles: "When a quarterback hurts you, he's definitely the focal point — keep him contained, don't let him scramble, don't let him out of the pocket."

Reach Ryly Jane Hambleton at 402-473-7314 or

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