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UCLA states case as Pac-12 title contender with upset of LSU

PASADENA, Calif. -- After three frustrating seasons at UCLA, the tide is starting to turn for the Bruins under coach Chip Kelly.

Their 38-27 win against No. 16 LSU at the Rose Bowl on Saturday went down as an upset in Las Vegas, but it shouldn't have. It was a convincing performance that, coupled with poor performances around the Pac-12, established the Bruins as a serious conference title contender.

"There may be some people surprised out there," Kelly said. "There wasn't anybody surprised in our locker room because of the preparation that they put in this week.