UCLA finally making gains with new Pistol offense

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UCLA finally making gains with new Pistol offense

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELESUCLA is finally hitting a few targets with its
new Pistol offense.

The Bruins headed back to practice this week with confidence in
the basics of their offensive scheme, which was borrowed from
Nevada by coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Norm
Chow.

UCLA finally moved the ball consistently last Saturday in a
31-13 upset of then-No. 23 Houston, racking up 365 yards while
avoiding the possibility of a winless September.

While tailback Johnathan Franklin and his teammates are still
adjusting to the modified shotgun formation and its mental
demands on every player, they realize the learning curve is
headed sharply upward this week when they visit No. 7 Texas.

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