UCLA, Tennessee Face Big Test In One Another

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee and UCLA had fairly easy season openers. Now it's time for a real test.

After finishing last season 5-7, Tennessee hired coach Lane Kiffin to return the program back to its winning ways, and his tenure started with a bang.

The Vols cruised to a 63-7 win over Football Bowl Subdivision newcomer Western Kentucky. UCLA struggled briefly in its opener before putting San Diego State away 33-14.

Tennessee and UCLA are more evenly matched with stifling defenses and similar offensive schemes. Both are playing a number of young players to develop depth.

And both teams are on a mission to prove they've turned things around after a rough 2008 season.



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