UCLA Football: UCLA at Texas A&M Early Analysis

Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin prior to the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin prior to the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 22, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora looks on during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 22, 2015; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins head coach Jim Mora looks on during the third quarter against the California Golden Bears at Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports /

Final Analysis

It is an uphill battle for UCLA. The Aggies have speed, depth and took down a Pac-12 opponent last year in their season opener. However, the Bruins are young, talented and have been on a steady climb the past two years despite the perceived down year last season.

They also getting back a few guys who were injured last year and who are playing for the NFL in their final season at UCLA. Both of these teams have the potential to really light up score boards but the Bruins will have to demonstrate they aren’t going to have a hangover from last season and are able to move on from their personnel losses. I do think defensively the Bruins can hang with the Aggies and we might see some late game heroics from Josh Rosen.

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Early Score Prediction

It will be ugly and it should be close but I’m taking the BRUINS to make an early season statement. Final Score: UCLA 36-34.