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No. 13 UCLA has Pasquale in mind moving forward

GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer
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Mel and Laurie Pasquale, from right, during a vigil for their son former San Clemente High teammate and UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale, 20, who died early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in a residential San Clemente, Calif. neighborhood. More than 300 honored the beloved football player at San Clemente High on Sept. 8, 2013.  (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Cindy Yamanaka)

Mel and Laurie Pasquale, from right, during a vigil for their son former San Clemente High teammate and UCLA wide receiver Nick Pasquale, 20, who died early Sunday after he was hit by a car while walking in a residential San Clemente, Calif. neighborhood. More than 300 honored the beloved football player at San Clemente High on Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Cindy Yamanaka)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA Bruins have emerged from an emotional week after receiver Nick Pasquale’s death, and they’re determined to make the remaining weeks of their season count.

Just one day after the 13th-ranked Bruins scored 38 straight points in a remarkable win at Nebraska, they all attended a memorial service for Pasquale in his Orange County hometown last weekend.

UCLA (2-0) is now focused on seizing its opportunity for a remarkable season, starting Saturday against New Mexico State.

Bruins coach Jim Mora wants his players to work on simple tasks while preparing for a team that hasn’t had a winning season in 11 years. UCLA’s schedule gets tougher in October, and Mora seems room for improvement.

But the Bruins will keep Pasquale in their thoughts all season, quarterback Brett Hundley says.

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