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After being routed, UCLA will hold full practice Sunday

The Bruins will try to regroup after losing to No. 1 Oregon 60-13.

October 23, 2010|By Chris Foster

They will now sift through the rubble.

UCLA, scheduled for a little conditioning Sunday, will go through a full practice instead. Such were aftershocks Saturday from a 60-13 loss to top-ranked Oregon on Thursday.

Coach Rick Neuheisel was adamant postgame, saying, "We've got some serious work to do in rebuilding the program and getting back to where we can be a good football team, one that can compete in this conference successfully."

Halfway through Neuheisel's third season, the Bruins are still near the bottom of the Pacific 10 Conference standings. They have a 7-15 record in conference play under Neuheisel, with eighth-place finishes in 2008 and 2009.

The Bruins are 1-3 in conference play this season and have been outscored 130-20 in their three losses. They followed up a 35-7 loss to California with the Oregon rout.

"The frustrating thing is to be beaten so badly twice," strong safety Tony Dye said. But, he said, "What else can you do but come back on Sunday and try to get better. We want to get back on the field."

Eye on history

The 60-13 loss doesn't even crack the top 10 among the worst defeats in UCLA history. But when removing the games from 1919 to 1930, the Oregon loss is tied for the third-worst.

UCLA lost to Brigham Young, 59-0, in 2008 and Oregon State, 55-7, in 1999. The 47-point defeat tied the 66-19 loss the Bruins suffered to USC in 2005.

The 60 points were also the third-most the Bruins have given up in a game since 1930.

"We've got to move forward," defensive tackle David Carter said. "We can't dwell on this loss. We took a beating that was pretty bad. We have to prepare for the next team."

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