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Chris Foster discusses UCLA's big win over Colorado [Video]

November 20, 2011 | 12:34 am

Times football reporter Chris Foster discusses UCLA's 45-6 rout of Colorado with CineSport's Brian Clark. The victory kept the Bruins in the driver's seat for the South Division berth in the inaugural Pacific 12 Conference championship game.

Here's what Foster wrote for the newspaper:

The easy win secured, the Bruins could let their eyes wander to next Saturday, when they play USC for a chance to go to the Pac-12 Conference title game. The Bruins win the South Division title with a victory and can go to the Rose Bowl game with a win over either Stanford or Oregon in the conference title game.

This is almost exactly where the Bruins (6-5 overall, 5-3 in conference) stood in 2007 -- bowl-eligible, a slim shot at the Rose Bowl heading into a game with USC and a coach who was unsure about his future.

UCLA lost to USC, 24-7, and the Bruins went to the Las Vegas Bowl … without Coach Karl Dorrell, who was fired.

The Bruins will try to alter the finish this time.

Just a reminder: USC dispatched No. 4-ranked Oregon in Eugene, 38-35, on Saturday. And Bruins Coach Rick Neuheisel has been on the hot seat all season.

--Dan Loumena