Bruins quarterback Olson says this is the biggest game of his career.
By Jim Thomas
There's no doubt the No. 20 UCLA Bruins on Saturday will play their biggest game of the season to that point when they face the No. 10 California Bears at the Rose Bowl. But guess what? It's even more than that to senior quarterback Drew Olson. "It's by far the biggest game of my career,'' Olson said Monday. "We haven't really been in position to play this kind of game the past couple of years. "The big thing is, it's a huge opportunity for us to keep raising the bar for what we want out of this season and where we want this program to go.'' Nationally ranked for the first time since 2001, the Bruins almost took the edge off the Bears game with a sluggish, mistake-prone performance against
Five days before their first top-10 challenge of the season, the Bruins were busy putting the Huskies game behind them. The close call was good for them, they all agreed. "It was a huge lesson for us,'' Olson said. "I think someone called it a wake-up call. I'd say that's about right. It was a reality check for us. I think it will help us refocus on
"They're undefeated, their defense flies around to the ball and they're moving the ball with the run and pass on offense,'' Olson said. "This is the best team we've played, by far.'' In his fourth season at