UCLA showing some grit against Fresno State

Posted by ESPN.com's Ted Miller

Got a few minutes away my TV responsibilities on my Bristol weekend:

UCLA is taking advantage of Fresno State's banged up defense -- both of the Bulldogs' starting defensive tackles are out -- but it may be no coincidence that the Bruins' ground game looks a lot better with senior Kahlil Bell carrying the ball.

Bell has 14 rushes for 56 yards and two TDs and UCLA leads the No. 25 Bulldogs 16-13 (and is presently driving with five minutes before the break).

UCLA entered the game averaging just 51 yards rushing per game, which ranked 117th in the nation.

Not good that UCLA defensive tackle Brian Price, one of UCLA's best defensive players, went down, though. Or that center Micah Reed is now limping off the field.

Gosh, the Bruins have had no luck with injuries.