UCLA Vs. Oregon, 2011 Pac-12 Championship: Bruins Defense Looks To Stop Ducks Offense

The UCLA Bruins will face the Oregon Ducks in the 2011 Pac-12 Championship game, and no one is giving the Sons of Westwood even a puncher's chance to score an upset. You'd have trouble finding people who'd be willing to think UCLA could keep it within two touchdowns.

If UCLA plans on scoring the upset, it'll have to start on the ground and in the trenches. Oregon's offensive line has struggled all season.

UCLA might be totally underwhelming on the road, but they generally have a decent front seven. If they have their heads in the game, the Bruins could definitely take on the biggest weakness of Oregon's offense, namely their offensive line. If UCLA can get penetration and plug the holes LaMichael James and Kenjon Barner try to attack, then UCLA could force Oregon into long-yardage situations which would be harder to convert.

The big question is whether they can hold down Darron Thomas when he passes the football. The Bruins pass defense remains the weakest part of the defense, and will generally give up a lot fo the plays Oregon is really good at executing.

To discuss the Pac-12 title game with UCLA fans, head to Bruins Nation. To discuss the game with Oregon fans, check out Addicted to Quack.

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