‘Back In Black’: UCLA Football Is Undefeated When Premiering Their Home Alternate Uniforms


The UCLA Football team will attempt to continue their undefeated streak when premiering their alternate uniforms as the Bruins will wear their “LA City” unis Thursday against Cal.

No matter what you think about the recent string of UCLA Football alternate uniforms, you have to admit, they proven to be good luck in a few home games the last three seasons (which is why I am not counting those all-white abominations against a certain team with a certain score that we will never talk about again).

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In the last three seasons, the Bruins have busted out their “LA Nights”, “LA Midnight” and “LA Steel” uniforms and have been successful in them.

This Thursday, we get to see what the Bruins look like and how they play in their “LA City” alternate uniforms. Hopefully, like the seasons before this, UCLA Football will come out strong a get a win while looking good doing it.

So let us take a look at the previous uniforms and the results they brought.

LA Nights

On November 3, 2012, UCLA Football wore their first home alternate uniforms as the #25 Bruins took on #24 Arizona at the Rose Bowl. Needless to say, it was a beat down of the Wildcats in an epic game where former running back Jonathan Franklin became UCLA’s all-time leading rusher and lead the Bruins to a 66-10 victory. So far, so good.

LA Midnight

UCLA Football once again came out swinging in 2013 with their “LA Midnight” uniforms against Washington. In that game, two-way player Myles Jack once again showed his dominance as a short yardage running back with an epic 4 touchdown performance (with only 59 rushing yards on 13 carries). It was the first time a Bruin running back had scored that many touchdowns in a game since Maurice Jones-Drew did it in 2005, also against Washington.

Even DL Cassius Marsh got into the action as he caught a receiving touchdown in an eventual 41-31 victory for UCLA Football. I guess when you use that many defensive players on offense, the D might struggle a bit, but no matter, the Bruins put away the Steve Sarkisian-led Washington Huskies in their second year of home alternates.

LA Steel

The Bruins once again hosted Arizona in an alternate uni game as #22 UCLA was expected to fold to the up-and-coming #12 Wildcats. Arizona did dominate in the first five minutes, taking an all-too-easy 7-0 lead, but things changed after that.

The Bruin defense stepped up and shut out the Wildcats the remainder of the game. All the UCLA offense needed to do was score more than Arizona’s lone touchdown and they would win. It was not easy, but the Bruins were again victorious, beating Arizona 17-7

LA City

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So what will be the result of this season’s alternate uniform game? UCLA Football is meeting Big Brother Cal in the Rose Bowl, a place the Golden Bears have not claimed a victory in since 2009.

Cal is ranked 20th in the nation as one of only three Pac-12 teams in the AP Poll, which does not include UCLA. So yes, this is a big game.

With the Bruins riding a two-game losing streak into this Thursday night game, you can expect UCLA to come into this game ready to rumble.

Despite the troubles the Bruins have had this season (mostly with injuries), this should be quite an exciting game. Not only can the Bruins get back on track, but we will also be done with these horrendous Thursday night games, all the while looking good doing it.


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