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So the Bruins started off 0-2 with losses at K-State and at home they were mauled by Stanford 35-0 in week 2. Next up was the Houston Cougars, a team that had dreams of crashing the BCS party.
That was then.
Now the Bruins sit at 2-2, having ended Houston's BCS hopes, and Texas' National Title hopes. A pretty good two week period.
So why is their stock up, and why will they further affect the BCS picture?
The reason their stock is up is that they are finally finding an identity on both offense and defense. Their D has been solid the last two weeks, allowing just 25 points.
On the Offensive side of the ball it all about running the ball. Kevin Prince has not gotten it done in the air, but on the ground he and Johnathan Franklin are going to be the keys.
The way the schedule shakes up, they get Arizona at home on Halloween weekend, which could be a trap game for the Wildcats as they may be looking ahead to a very important Stanford game. Also do not discount the importance of the USC game, as the Trojans are still unbeaten and looking to make a unbeaten run to show up all of college football.
The Bruins are only going to get better.