Goforth on Break-Out Game

Safety Randall Goforth discusses his big game versus the Huskers, what the 36-30 win means for the Bruins, and more...

Welcome to the Rose Bowl, Randall Goforth.

The true freshman safety, who started for the Bruins, had quite the home-game debut Saturday night, leading the team with nine tackles, seven of which came in the first half.

"Wow," he said with a smile when he heard the numbers. "I didn't know that."

Though he was disappointed that he had dropped a few potential interceptions, Goforth was proud of the Bruins' performance in their 36-30 victory over Nebraska.

"I feel great. It's a win and it feels great. I just wanted to go out there and play hard and help my teammates. I was just playing hard, going out there and getting tackles. I just feel like we are trying to make a statement, playing football and playing hard every day," he said.

Though he had originally been recruited to play football for UCLA as a cornerback, Goforth made the switch to safety in fall camp and has found it to be an easy transition.

"I think you should be prepared to play at all positions in the secondary. As long as I can go out there and play football, I'm happy," he said.

Gorforth felt that the secondary did a good job of adapting to the last-minute loss of Sheldon Price.

"Andrew Abbott went in at corner and was very comfortable. He did a great job tonight," he said.

Echoing what Bruins' head coach Jim Mora said in his post-game press conference, Goforth emphasized that the team can't afford to rest on their laurels.

"We have twenty four hours to celebrate this and then we are focusing on next week's game versus Houston. I feel good about the game tonight, but tomorrow I'll watch the film and see what I did tonight and study what I really need to work on," he said.

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