Be prepared for a high-scoring affair, as neither defense is equipped to handle the opposing offense’s’ best weapons. Either Dawkins or Tate will run wild against UCLA, and Rosen will shred Arizona’s secondary.
The difference will come from UCLA’s secondary. Freshman Darnay Holmes has looked very comfortable out on the field, recording a pick-six and two defended passes. Adarius Pickett and Octavius Spencer round out the trio to notch an interception, while Nate Meadors and Jaleel Wadood have defended against five and three passes apiece.
This unit will force the Wildcats to become entirely reliant on the run, ultimately leading to their defeat. This game will be close, but not a nail-bitter, as Jamabo cements his place as the Bruins’ starting running back, scoring at least one touchdown in the game. This will cause Arizona to honor the run, and open passes up for Rosen.
UCLA 38 – Arizona 27