Go Joe Bruin Predicts The Game: UCLA Bruins Vs Oregon State Beavers


It is the 9th game of the season Bruin fans, which means it is time for Go Joe Bruin to PREDICT THE GAME as the UCLA Bruins travel north to face the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium for the first time since 2011.

Brian Canup UCLA 45 – Oregon State 24

As much as UCLA has struggled with thoroughly trouncing inferior teams this year, Oregon State is plain bad. While I do expect Gary Anderson to positively effect the Beavers, this is not the game nor year where it’ll happen. UCLA’s defense will do well in the first half and then play conservative in the second half once the lead is built, allowing for junk time touchdowns to close the gap. Overall, it should be a pretty comfortable game. Go Bruins!

Sep 26, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) passes the ball during the third quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. UCLA won 56-30. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Nathan E.

UCLA 28 – Oregon State 13

With Collins out, defending the run should be a simpler task for our re-jiggered linebacker corps. I’ve given up on expecting big offensive days against lesser opponents, so I expect it to be workmanlike (aka underwhelming) but enough.

Michael Hanna

UCLA 38- Oregon State 33

UCLA will continue to have trouble stopping the run against an adept zone-read team in Oregon State, but the Bruins have the offensive horses to be able to outscore the Beavers and pull out a tight win in Corvallis that leaves few Bruin fans feeling fulfilled but nonetheless propels UCLA to 7-2 on the season ahead of a tough final home game of the season against an ascendant Washington State team.

Sep 26, 2015; Tucson, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora during the third quarter against the Arizona Wildcats at Arizona Stadium. UCLA won 56-30. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Merrifield

UCLA 38 – Oregon State 12

It will be interesting to see as both teams have a lot of injuries. Oregon State are down to their third quarterback. They have had a shake-up on their offensive line, they had two goes out last week. Guys all over their defense are injured, their two starting cornerbacks are out. Sound familiar? Their story is similar to the Bruins except with a lot less wins. At the same time, they are still a Pac-12 team.

Matt Wagner

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UCLA 35 – Oregon State 24

UCLA was plagued by more trouble last week, and they were unable to put away a struggling Colorado team at the Rose Bowl.

Although they did escape with a slim victory, many questions still exist with the Bruins.

Given their inconsistencies this season, frankly, the Bruins are lucky to be ranked in the first College Football Playoff rankings.

Despite all that, the Bruins should win on Thursday with the running game leading the charge, however look for them to be tested by the Beavers at Reser Stadium.

The Bruins have the ability to make it a rout, although I do not believe they will, given UCLA’s troubles this year.

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Mike W.R.

UCLA 35 – Oregon State 10

At the beginning of the season, this looked to be one of the easier contests for UCLA. Unfortunately, injuries and inexperience have hampered the Bruins this season. Still, it is Oregon State who has a lot of injuries of their own and is a team in transition and are not exactly a threat to any one in the Pac-12. With that being said, I hope the Bruin do not play down to the Beavers and give OSU a shot in this game.