UCLA vs. Cal Football Review: Grading Every Bruin Unit in Berkeley

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UCLA vs. Cal Football Review: Grading Every Bruin Unit in Berkeley
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After an uninspired, undisciplined effort in Berkeley this weekend, the UCLA Bruins fell to 1-2 in Pac-12 play, while Cal improved to 2-4 and secured its first conference win in 2012.

For the Golden Bears, the 43-17 victory was season-saving, allowing a bedeviled squad some much-needed confidence and hope. Offensively, the Zach Maynard-to-Keenan Allen connection was electric all night long. On D, Cal was unrelenting in the trenches and the secondary, producing takeaways in crucial moments of the game.

For the Bruins, there weren't too many positives to take home from the performance. The offense was inconsistent and tormented by turnovers, while the defense was soft, reverting to bad habits like missing tackles and blowing assignments.

Jim Mora and his staff will have a lot of issues to focus on this week in practice, especially with a matchup against Utah looming next Saturday. The Utes' defensive front is as disruptive as the Bears' and features a surefire first-round draft pick in DT Star Lotulelei. Unless UCLA can fill the holes in its offensive game plan, the Bruins could be in for more tough times ahead.

The following slides will breakdown the performances of each UCLA unit, dishing out marks for the Bruins' efforts against their UC system rival. Let's get to the grades!

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