“It’s going to be a hard-fought ballgame,” Sarkisian said. “That’s a good football team at UCLA. It won’t be an easy environment to play in on a Friday night. We have to be mentally prepared for kind of a physical football game from a physical standpoint but also mentally, the mental toughness that’s going to be needed in this game because it’s going to go back and forth.
“They’re going to make some plays. They’re going to make their tackles and we have to be able to move onto that next play and focus on the task at hand. For us, from the next step standpoint it’s doing that and it’s doing that for 60 minutes against a really good football team on the road.”
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