UCLA ready to face Va. Tech in the Sun Bowl

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — UCLA head coach Jim Mora is very familiar with his team's opponent in Tuesday's Sun Bowl.

Mora saw a lot of Virginia Tech and head coach Frank Beamer as he prepared for past drafts in his former role as an NFL coach with Atlanta and Seattle.

Of course, a month of preparation for Tuesday's game also helped the 17th-ranked Bruins (9-3) and the Hokies (8-4) familiarize themselves with one another.